Nicole Alston, MSW
Nicole Alston is a social worker, with a particular expertise in grief, who works as an Affiliate with the Center for Prolonged Grief at Columbia University. She has served in various capacities over many years, including community liaison, recruitment coordinator, and independent evaluator for several of the Center’s studies. She has worked in both clinical and non-clinical roles providing grief support, including pediatric social work, group facilitation, and development of grief curriculum for schools. More recently, she was an associate producer of The Color of Care, a documentary film produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions in partnership with the Smithsonian Channel. Nicole is a Social Work Health Futures Lab Fellow—a Portland State University School of Social Work project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Nicole holds an MSW in advanced generalist practice and programming from Columbia University.