Brian J Nickerson

Brian J Nickerson, PhD, JD

  • PROFESSOR | Population Health Science and Policy

Brian J. Nickerson, PhD, has over 20 years of multi-faceted experience in academic institutions, including 15 years in senior management positions ranging from Director, Department Chair, Academic Dean, to Senior Vice President. Dr. Nickerson has launched over 20 successful programs or institutes in his career, many of which were “first-of-its kind”. He currently serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Master’s Programs in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Director for the Health Care Delivery Leadership Program, and Professor in the Department of Population Health Science & Policy. He is responsible for related academic program development and management, digital learning, and academic partnerships.

Professor Nickerson has been teaching undergraduate and graduate students since 1993 and has produced a large body of visible action research appearing in domestic and international publications and forming the basis for changes in public policy, including healthcare issues. Moreover, he has been a frequent guest commentator on critical policy and political questions for several media outlets including The New York Times, National Public Radio, ABC News, and CBS News, as well as others.

Professor Nickerson has earned his PhD from the Rockefeller College of the State University of New York at Albany, a Juris Doctor and an MPA from Pace University, and his BA from Iona College.