Clinical Associate Professor
PhD, LCSW, MSW, BA
Areas of Expertise: Field curriculum; education technology, including virtual reality and simulation; male body image and eating disorders; adolescent and young adult development; tobacco and alcohol addictions
Nicholas Lanzieri is a Clinical Associate Professor at NYU Silver where he is engaged in teaching courses in Human Behavior, Practice, and Field Education. Dr. Lanzieri is currently working on developing simulations to enhance the practice skills of social work students. He has developed several virtual reality modules and is conducting research on their efficacy in social work education. Dr. Lanzieri is also very interested in education technology and has developed numerous core courses for online teaching and is currently researching more about online learning and teaching in social work education.
Before being appointed as faculty, Dr. Lanzieri was the Associate Director of Student Affairs at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study where he provided support and generated programs for students at risk or in academic distress. Prior, he worked at NYU's School of Medicine where he was the program manager in the Section on Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Use. He mainly focused on addiction research and in providing cognitive behavioral counseling and motivational interviewing to patients from the Veterans Administration and Bellevue Hospital. Dr. Lanzieri received psychotherapeutic training in eating disorders and body image at the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy). He also received certification in Advanced Clinical Practice from NYU's Post-Master's Program. Additionally, Dr. Lanzieri has collaborated in several studies with Mt. Sinai’s Eating Disorders Prorgram, and he's collaborated with Gay Men's Health Crisis where he co-led body image groups for men with HIV/AIDS. Prior to his clinical and research work, Dr. Lanzieri was a professional development specialist at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, where he assisted lawyers in their professional development by meeting career goals and milestones.
Dr. Lanzieri received his doctoral and master’s degrees from NYU Silver.
A VR Client Simulation to Prepare MSW Social Work Students for Practicum: A Feasibility Study
Lanzieri, N., McAlpin, E. & Asakura, K., Jul 31 2023, In : Journal of Technology in Human Services. 41, p. 230-258 28 p.
Faculty Respond to COVID-19: Reflections-on-Action in Field Education
Dempsey, A., Lanzieri, N., Luce, V., de Leon, C., Malhotra, J. & Heckman, A., Mar 2022, In : Clinical Social Work Journal. 50, 1, p. 11-21 11 p.
Virtual Reality: An Immersive Tool for Social Work Students to Interact with Community Environments
Lanzieri, N., McAlpin, E., Shilane, D. & Samelson, H., Jun 2021, In : Clinical Social Work Journal. 49, 2, p. 207-219 13 p.
Work-in-Progress-A 360 Virtual Reality Simulation to Prepare Social Work Students to Interact with Community Environments
Lanzieri, N., Samelson, H., McAlpin, E. & Shilane, D., Jun 2020, Proceedings of 6th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network, iLRN 2020. Economou, Daphne, Klippel, Alexander, Dodds, Heather, Pena-Rios, Anasol, Lee, Mark J. W., Beck, Dennis, Pirker, Johanna, Dengel, Andreas, Peres, Tiago M. & Richter, Jonathon (eds.).Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 271-274 4 p.
Work-in-Progress-Virtual Reality: A Tool to Develop Social Work Practice Skills of Engagement and Assessment
Lanzieri, N., Bowen, J., Lasala, D., Samelson, H. & McAlpin, E., Jun 2020, Proceedings of 6th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network, iLRN 2020. Economou, Daphne, Klippel, Alexander, Dodds, Heather, Pena-Rios, Anasol, Lee, Mark J. W., Beck, Dennis, Pirker, Johanna, Dengel, Andreas, Peres, Tiago M. & Richter, Jonathon (eds.).Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 267-270 4 p.
Developing Virtual Reality Modules Aimed to Enhance Social Work Students’ Skills and Reinforce Knowledge
Lanzieri, N., Samelson, H. S. & Bowen, J., May 20 2020, In : The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy., 17.
Using Objectification Theory to Examine the Effects of Media on Gay Male Body Image
Lanzieri, N. & Hildebrandt, T., Mar 1 2016, In : Clinical Social Work Journal. 44, 1, p. 105-113 9 p.
Healthcare professionals' stigmatization of men with anabolic androgenic steroid use and eating disorders
Yu, J., Hildebrandt, T. & Lanzieri, N., Sep 1 2015, In : Body Image. 15, p. 49-53 5 p.
Examination of muscularity and body fat depictions in magazines that target heterosexual and gay men
Lanzieri, N. & Cook, B. J., Mar 2013, In : Body Image. 10, 2, p. 251-254 4 p.
Gay male attraction toward muscular men: Does mating context matter?
Varangis, E., Lanzieri, N., Hildebrandt, T. & Feldman, M., Mar 2012, In : Body Image. 9, 2, p. 270-278 9 p.
Using hegemonic masculinity to explain gay male attraction to muscular and athletic men
Lanzieri, N. & Hildebrandt, T., Feb 2011, In : Journal of Homosexuality. 58, 2, p. 275-293 19 p.
Lanzieri, N., 2005, Magill’s Medical Guide. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, p. 402
Lanzieri, N., 2005, Magill’s Medical Guide. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, p. 1151-1152
Lanzieri, N., 2005, Magill’s Medical Guide. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, p. 1206-1207
Lanzieri, N., 2005, Magill’s Medical Guide . Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, p. 2479-2480
Lanzieri, N. (December 2017) Pioneering Next-Gen Learning - The Lower East Side - A simulation exercise for social work students. New York Ed Tech Week, New York, NY.
Lanzieri, N. (November 2017). The Lower East Side - A simulation exercise for social work students. NYC Media Lab: Exploring Future Reality. New York, NY
Lanzieri, N., & Cook, B. (2013). Examination of Muscularity, Body Fat, and Skin Exposure Depictions in Magazines that Target Heterosexual and Gay Men. International Academy of Eating Disorders. Montreal, Quebec, CA.
Lanzieri, N., & Arevalo, E. (2012). Does Severity of mental health symptoms affect quit rates in smoking cessation telephone counseling? Society of General Internal Medicine, SGIM Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL
Lanzieri, N. (2009). Body Image and magazine content review. International Academy of Eating Disorders. Cancun, Mexico.
Lanzieri, N. (2009). Eating disorders in men. Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY.