Nick is a second year graduate student in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science in psychology. His undergraduate thesis examined the relationship between pain, social factors and alcohol use in undergraduate students. Nick joined the Center for Pain Research and Behavioral Health in 2019 under the mentorship of Dr. Jeff Boissoneault, and recently completed his Master’s degree. His research interests include biopsychosocial mechanisms for pain and substance use interactions and health disparities.