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Gilbert Nick, LCSW, MPA

Gilbert Nick, LCSW, MPA

Research Scientist
Social Solutions & Services Research

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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.

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Nick GA, Williams S, Lekas HM, Pahl K, Blau C, Kamin D, Fuller-Lewis C. Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training and impact on mental illness and substance use-related stigma among law enforcement. Drug Alcohol Depend Rep. 2022 Sep 29;5:100099. doi: 10.1016/j.dadr.2022.100099. PMID: 36844168; PMCID: PMC9949319.

Pahl K, Wang J, Sanichar N, Williams S, Nick GA, Wang L, Lekas HM. Anti-Asian Attitudes in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: an Exploratory Study. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2022 Aug 1:1–8. doi: 10.1007/s40615-022-01376-6. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35913546; PMCID: PMC9341418.

Millen AM, Levinson A, Linkovski O, Shuer L, Thaler T, Nick GA, Johns GK, Vargas SM, Rottier KA, Joyner E, Girson RB, Zwerling J, Sonnenfeld D, Shapiro AM, Tannen A, Conover S, Essock S, Herman D, Simpson HB, Rodriguez CI. Pilot Study Evaluating Critical Time Intervention for Individuals With Hoarding Disorder at Risk for Eviction. Psychiatr Serv. 2020 Apr 1;71(4):405-408. doi: 10.1176/ Epub 2020 Jan 8. PMID: 31910750; PMCID: PMC7682930.

Nick GA, Savoia E, Elqura L, Crowther MS, Cohen B, Leary M, Wright T, Auerbach J, Koh HK. Emergency preparedness for vulnerable populations: people with special health-care needs. Public Health Rep. 2009 Mar-Apr;124(2):338-43. doi: 10.1177/003335490912400225. PMID: 19320378; PMCID: PMC2646456.

Koh HK, Shie A, Judge CM, Stoto M, Elqura LJ, Cox H, Nick GA, Burstein JL, Condon S.  (2008). “Emergency preparedness as a catalyst for regionalizing local public health: The Massachusetts case study. Public health reports. 2008; 123(4).

Koh HK, Shei AC, Bataringaya J, Burstein J, Biddinger PD, Crowther MS, Serino RA, Cohen BR, Nick GA, Leary MC, Judge CM, Campbell PH, Brinsfield KH, Auerbach J. Building community-based surge capacity through a public health and academic collaboration: the role of community health centers. Public Health Rep. 2006 Mar-Apr;121(2):211-6. doi: 10.1177/003335490612100219. PMID: 16528956; PMCID: PMC1525264.