Center for Digital Health

Nicole Nugent, PhD

Associate Director, Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Research Interests Social Media, Wearables and Digital Phenotypes


Nicole Nugent, PhD, is a child and adolescent clinical psychologist at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Pediatrics, and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Nugent is Director of the Rhode Island Resilience Project and Associate Director of the Stress Trauma and Resilience (STAR) Initiative, positions aimed at furthering the field of traumatic stress through research, training, and community outreach. Dr. Nugent also 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. She is a long-time collaborator with Dr. Ranney on social media, ecological assessments, and innovative analytic approaches to intensive and big data.