Christopher Nicholas

Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Madison, WI


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Clinical Health Psychologist and Neuroscientist focused on developing novel treatments for addiction, pain, and mental health with psilocybin and MDMA. Clinical expertise in Psychedelic and MDMA Assisted-Psychotherapy, Crisis and Outpatient Trauma and Addiction Intervention. Research skills in clinical trials and neuroimaging. Specialized training in health-, gero-, neuro- and trauma psychology and a demonstrated history of working in both research and clinical federal and academic settings.

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Work experience

Feb 2017 - Present

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychologist

1. Clinical efficacy and mechanism of action of psychedelic compounds (e.g. psilocybin; MDMA; 5-MeO-DMT) for mental illness, addiction, chronic pain, and well-being. 2. Predictive modeling of opioid use in trauma injury patients. 3. Provide outpatient/inpatient clinical services for co-morbid chronic pain, trauma, and substance use disorders. 4. Provide supervision and training for the UW Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program.

Jul 2013 - Jan 2017

UW-Madison Department of Medicine, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center; William S. Middleton VA

Research Associate, Fellowship in Advanced Geriatrics and Aging

Use multi-modal neuroimaging methods to study biomarker predictors of cognitive decline, dementia, and healthy aging.

2011 - Jun 2013

Research Psychologist

Relational data base design and management; statistical analysis; psychological assessment and treatment for veterans with PTSD and traumatic brain injury;

Jul 2009 - Jun 2010

Clinical Psychology Intern

Psychological assessment and treatment for both medical in/outpatients with adjustment difficulties.


2005 - 2010

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Health & Medical Rehab Specialization

1997 - 2001

Trinity College - Hartford, CT

B.S., Psychology

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