Nicole Gier

Nicole Gier



  • 40403 Fundamentals of Behavioral Therapy: Contemporary Approaches

Job experience

  • Clinical Social Worker, Comprehensive Care Program, Section of Hospital Medicine, The University of Chicago
  • Field Instructor, School of Social Service Administration Master’s Program, The University of Chicago
  • Private Practice Therapist, Hyde Park, Chicago

Fields of Special Interest

  • Primary care behavioral health integration

  • Chronic pain

  • Social determinants of health

  • Aging and life transitions

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy 

Publications or presentations

  • “A Multidisciplinary Chronic Pain Conference for Complex, High-utilizing Patients: A Pilot”, Society for General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., April, 2017.

  • “Innovations in Pain Care: A Multi-disciplinary Conference for Chronic Pain”, Midwest Pain Society 40th Annual Scientific Meeting Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, October, 2016.

  • “The Building Blocks of Behavior Change”,  The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, September, 2016.

  • “Motivational Interviewing and Effective Communication in a Research Setting”,  The University of Chicago Section of Hospital Medicine, Chicago, IL, June, 2016.