Nicole R. Nugent

Associate Director


Nicole Nugent, PhD is a Professor, Research Scholar in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Brown Medical School and is a child clinical psychologist at the Bradley Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital Research Center. Dr. Nugent serves as director of Resilience and Psychological Services at the Hasbro Pediatric Refugee Clinic, a role that informs research efforts that permit translation to intervention across diverse populations. Dr. Nugent has conducted programmatic research aimed at characterization of neurobiological and psychosocial influences during high risk periods of stress and transition, toward the goal of developing informed and novel secondary and tertiary interventions. Dr. Nugent’s research examines adolescent in vivo emotion reactivity as related to social context in the real world during times of high-risk transition. Specifically, adolescents who have experienced a trauma and are transitioning from the emergency department or hospital and, in a separate study, from inpatient psychiatric hospitalization for suicidal thoughts and behaviors to their home environments.