About

Nicholas R. Nicholson Jr. is an assistant professor of nursing in the Quinnipiac University School of Nursing. After receiving his PhD in Nursing from Yale University in 2010, Dr. Nicholson completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in Geriatric Clinical Epidemiology and Aging-Related Research from the Yale School of Medicine. He previously earned both a Master of Science in Nursing and a Master in Public Health from the University of Connecticut. Nick is also a board certified clinical nurse specialist in Public/ Community Health. His program of research is aimed at understanding factors that lead to social isolation in older persons and developing interventions to mitigate social isolation. His clinical work includes nursing experience in cardiac telemetry, cardiac post-access, medical/ surgical and public/ community health nursing. Additional research interests include: depressive symptoms, psychosocial & chronic disease epidemiology, social support, social networks, animal assisted therapy, residential relocation, and transitions.

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Social Isolation, Psychosocial Factors in Older Persons, Social Networks, Social Support, Residential Relocation, Transitions, Animal-Assisted Therapy