Gilbert Nick, LCSW, MPA
Mr. Gilbert Nick is a Research Scientist in the Division of Social Solutions and Services Research, a licensed clinical social worker, and a doctoral student at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Mr. Nick has a background in emergency preparedness, HIV/AIDS, and mental health services. He has led policy analysis, developed programming and contributed to strategic health equity projects both in academia and in government. Mr. Nick’s research focuses on exploring individual, cultural and structural factors that contribute to disproportionate outcomes of access, quality and treatment in mental health services. His clinical work focuses on treating racial and complex trauma, anxiety and depression through a synthesis of psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapeutic perspectives. He has an active clinical practice in community mental health and teaches social work courses at the graduate level. Mr. Nick received his Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration from Columbia University, and Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College.