G. Nic Rider

Assistant Professor
Program Coordinator, Adult Gender Services


Nic Rider, Ph.D. (they/them) is an assistant professor, a licensed psychologist, and the Adult Gender Services Program Coordinator at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Health (ISGH). They are also the Director of the National Center for Gender Spectrum Health. Dr. Rider's research broadly focuses on improving healthcare for and exploring resilience among marginalized communities, with a focus on sexual and gender diverse people of color. They often focus on social and structural factors impacting the lived experiences of historically excluded communities and resilience/strengths identified by these communities. Dr. Rider's clinical training includes psychotherapy and assessment experiences in a university counseling center, hospital settings, private practice, community clinic, residential treatment, and juvenile justice settings. Their professional interests are in the areas of intersectionality, improving various health disparities, sexual health and pleasure, decolonizing healing justice, systems change and social justice advocacy. They serve as the Co-Chair for the Asian American Psychological Association's Division on LGBTQQ and participate on committees advocating for queer and trans individuals globally. Dr. Rider received a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Pronouns: they/them/theirs.




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