Mindy Thompson Fullilove


Mindy is a social psychiatrist who explores the ties between environment and mental health. She received her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College and her MS and MD degrees from Columbia University. She completed residency at NY Hospital Westchester Division and Montefiore and is board certified in psychiatry.

With her colleagues at the Cities Research Group and the University of Orange, Mindy explores the consequences of social fracture for our society and our health and seeks ways to reconnect the broken parts. Prior to joining the New School full-time in 2016, Mindy taught at Columbia University and was a lecturer at Parsons. 

She has published numerous articles and six books including Main Street: How a City's Heart Connects Us All, From Enforcers to Guardians: A Public Health Primer on Ending Police Violence(with Hannah L. F. Cooper), Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities, Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It, and House of Joshua: Meditations on Family and Place.

Degrees Held: BA, Bryn Mawr College; MS, Columbia University; MD, Columbia University; Certificate in Landscape Design, New York Botanical Garden.

Professional Affiliation: American Psychiatric Association, American Public Health Association, American Institute of Architects (Honorary Member), NYC Chapter, American Institute of Architects (honorary Member).

Recent Publications: Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Main Street: How a City's Heart Connects Us All, New Village Press, NY, 2020.

Research Interests: Sources and consequences of inequality, with a focus on the American city.

Awards And Honors: Mindy has received many awards, including inclusion in many “Best Doctors” and two honorary doctorates (Chatham College, 1999, and Bank Street College of Education, 2002). She is an honorary member, American Institute of Architects, and an honorary member, NYC Chapter, Ameican Institute of Architects.