Nik Priest

Nik Priest

Hometown: Evansville, IN but New York City is home now

Education and Career Background: BA in psychology and theater from Indiana  University, Bloomington; MFA in acting from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; AOS in massage therapy from Swedish Institute. I also took extensive classes at CUNY Hunter College and Teachers College, Columbia University in preparation for graduate school. Besides the previous careers, I worked as a massage therapist at Memorial Sloan Kettering providing inpatient services for two years and volunteered for a hospice organization. I have also trained in and provided body-based trauma recovery.

Year Started the Program: 2019

Advisor: Dr. Lease 

Research Interests: trauma/PTSD, health psychology, sexual and gender minorities

Graduate Research Team Membership: Constructivist Sexuality Research Lab, Masculinity and Health Research Lab

Graduate Assistantship: CEPR – Dr. Davis

Why You Chose UofM: I really liked the multicultural focus, the available research topics, and the individualized nature of the program.

Interests Outside of Academics: scuba diving, video games, theater, movies, podcasts