Since joining Burness in 2007, Nick has worked both domestically and internationally on issues including climate change, health policy, public health, biomedical research and global health. He works with and advises organizations that include the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health, The Mayday Fund, the Aspen Institute’s New Voices Fellowship, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health.
As co-director of Burness’ training programs, Nick develops and leads workshops and training sessions for diverse organizations like Duke University, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative, The Commonwealth Fund, the Ford Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and a wide range of nonprofits. These sessions cover a range of communications skills, including message development, media relations, social media use and persuasive writing, among other topics.
Nick is a 2007 graduate of the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs and University Honors Program with a Bachelor of Arts in political communication.