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 Assistant 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.