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Faculty Affiliates


Dr. Kim Glickman, UrbanHealth Lab Faculty Affiliate & Assistant Professor of Social Work
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PhD, Social Work, Columbia University
MPP, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
MSW, New York University

BA, Political Science, Vassar College


Dr. Glickman is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at York College where she teaches courses in research methods, generalist practice, field seminars, and social work practicum. Dr. Glickman’s research focuses on bereavement, prolonged grief disorder, attachment style, and psychotherapy outcomes. She is an affiliate with the Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia University and has been trained in complicated grief therapy. Dr. Glickman has a private psychotherapy practice and has worked for many years in the field of outpatient mental health, providing individual and group therapy to children and families as well as domestic violence services. 

Dr. Jose Nanin,
UrbanHealth Lab Faculty Affiliate & Professor of Community Health (Kingsborough Community College/CUNY)




Professor of Community Health and

Coordinator of Community Health Workforce Initiatives

Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

CUNY Kingsborough Community College

Dr. Jose Eduardo Nanín has been at Kingsborough Community College since 2006. He is currently a Full Professor and Coordinator of Community Health Workforce Initiatives and former Director of the Community Health Program in the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. In addition to being an investigator on several government-funded studies, he has served as Principal Investigator on a study funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), exploring HIV prevention among Black and Latino men who have sex with men (MSM).

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Dr. Gris Chappa, UrbanHealth Lab Faculty Affiliate & Health Educator, Epidemiologist and Econometrician
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Apeksha Mewani, UrbanHealth Lab Faculty Affiliate 

Griselda Chapa is a health educator, epidemiologist, and econometrician. Her degrees are from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Yale, and Tulane, respectively.

She came to York after a long career in the private sector where she managed research and evaluation teams. In the NYC area, she was assistant director of research at 1199, director of outcomes research at BCBS of New Jersey, and executive director of hospitals on Rikers Island where she managed discharge planning for the severely and persistently mentally ill. She has been adjunct faculty at Southern Connecticut State University, the College of New Rochelle, and Tulane University.

Apeksha Mewani is an Adjunct Faculty member at City University of New York’s York College in the Health & Human Performance department. She is a doctoral candidate for Health and Behavior Studies at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Education, Health and Psychology specializing in health inequities and culturally competent education. Apeksha is the Head of Content at Curio Digital Therapeutics and has experience in the organization and administration of disease prevention interventions with the overarching focus on reducing the economic burdens on the medical care system and bridging the equity gap.

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