Dr. Nicholson is an Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Saint Louis University School of Public Health, and works with the Ryan Headache Center/Mercy Health Research in St. Louis in both the clinical and research arenas.
He is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in behavioral medicine with a specific focus on headache prevention and management. His research is focused on creating self-management models for chronic disease that can be implemented in the primary care setting.
Currently, he has a grant from the National Headache Foundation to create an Internet-based headache self-management program using tailored health communication and another from the National Institutes of Health (K23) to conduct a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of the intervention. He is also interested in addressing potential cultural disparities that exist in headache care. He is a member of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, American Psychological Association, American Headache Society, and National Headache Foundation.