Findley focuses on community health, and specifically on promoting healthy communities and healthy children through multi-pronged intervention involving community health workers (CHW). She is one of those rare faculty whose research is in NYC and in Africa. In Northern Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, and Ivory Coast, she has worked with national and sub-national teams to use implementation research to identify the most effective strategies for incorporating CHW into integrated programs to reduce maternal, newborn, and child mortality, as well as to improve the prevention of chronic diseases. In New York, she has led two major child health promotion coalitions which have integrated community health promotion into routine social service and educational activities, along with piloting an adaptation of the Diabetes Prevention Program for CHW to incorporate into a diabetes management program for Dominicans. She has co-led the NY initiative to develop recommendations for New York's CHW scope of work, training, credentialing, and financing. She led a statewide assessment of the impact of 2009 changes to the Special Supplemental Nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program on early childhood obesity. Findley is a global migration researcher and has published extensively on migration and urban development policies, including the author or editor of four books focusing on migration, vulnerability, and health. She was a residential scholar at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, which enabled her to complete her latest book, Bridging the Gap: How Community Health Workers Promote the Health of Immigrants (2015, Oxford University Press).