Nicholas Mian

Assistant Professor

Neuropsychology, B.S.
Psychology Minor
Psychology, B.A.
UNH Manchester
Office 527


Nicholas Mian teaches courses related to clinical and child psychology, as well as core psychology courses. He also oversees the Internship course in Psychology. His research focuses on understanding anxiety in young children and how this knowledge can inform the design and implementation of early intervention and prevention programs. In addition to teaching and research, Mian is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of child anxiety. In his spare time, he enjoys fly fishing, gardening, home improvement, and hiking with his family.


  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Statistics in Psychology
  • Child Development
  • Abnormal Behavior
  • Personality
  • Counseling
  • Internship in Psychology
  • Clinical Child Psychology


  • Early intervention and prevention of emotional disorders in children

  • Parent engagement in child mental health services

  • University-community partnerships


  • Mian, N. D., Soto, T. W., Briggs-Gowan, M. J., & Carter, A. S. (2018). The Family Life Impairment Scale: A multidimensional measure for family impairment in early childhood. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2018.1458313
  • Carpenter, A. L., Pincus, D. B., Bair-Merritt, M. H., Perrin, E. C., & Mian, N. D. (in press). Early identification of anxiety disorders: The role of the pediatrician in primary care. Children’s Health Care.
  • Reid, G., Grills, A., Mian, N. D., Reid, A.A., Merson, R. A., & Langer, D. L. (2017). Using research-informed pedagogical practices to maximize learning in youth cognitive behavioral therapy. Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. EPub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1080/23794925.2017.1290511.
  • Rabner, J., Mian, N. D., Comer, J. S., Langer, D. A. & Pincus, D. (2017). The relationship between worry and dimensions of anxiety symptoms in children. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 45(2), 124-138. DOI:10.1017/S1352465816000448
  • Elkins, M. R., Mian, N. D., Comer, J. S., & Pincus, D. (2015). Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Its Adaptations. In J. Luby (ed.), Handbook of Preschool Mental Health: Development, Disorders, and Treatment, Second Edition. New York, NY: Guildford Press.
  • Briggs-Gowan, M. J., Pollack, S., Grasso, D., Voss, J., Mian, N. D., Wakschlag, L. S., & Pine, D. (2015). Attention bias and anxiety in young children exposed to family violence. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 56(11), 1194-1201. DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12397.
  • Mian, N. D., Carter, A. S., Pine, D., Wakschlag, L. S., & Briggs-Gowan, M. J. (2015). Development of a novel observational measure for anxiety in young children: The Anxiety Dimensional Observation Scale. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12407.
  • Mian, N. D., Eisenhower, A. S., & Carter, A. S. (2015). Toward targeted prevention of anxiety in young children: Enhancing parent engagement in a high-risk, urban sample. American Journal of Community Psychology. Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1007/s10464-014-9696-5.
  • Mian, N. D. (2014). Little children with big worries: Addressing the needs of young, anxious children and the problem of parent engagement. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 17(1), 85-96. DOI: 10.1007/s10567-013-0152-0.
  • Godoy, L., Mian, N. D., Eisenhower, A. S., & Carter, A.S. (2014). Pathways to service receipt: Modeling parent help seeking for childhood mental health problems. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health and Services Research, 41(4), 469-479. DOI: 10.1007/s10488-013-0484-6.
  • Mian, N. D., Godoy, L., Briggs-Gowan, M. J. & Carter, A. S. (2012). Patterns of anxiety symptoms in toddlers and preschool-age children: Evidence of early differentiation. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26(1), 102-110. DOI: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2011.09.006.
  • Mian, N. D., Wainwright, L., Briggs-Gowan, M. J., & Carter, A. S. (2011). An ecological risk model for early childhood anxiety: The importance of early child symptoms and temperament. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 39(4), 501-512. doi: 10.1007/s10802-010-9476-0.


  • Endowment for Health (PI; 2018-2019) 

  • Deborah Munroe Noonan Memorial Research Fund (PI; 2015-2017)

  • Child Intervention, Prevention and Services (CHIPS) Fellowship, sponsored by the NIMH (2014)

  • Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Child Psychology Graduate Student Fellowship, American Psychological Foundation (2011)


  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Boston, 2013

  • M.A., University of Massachusetts Boston, 2009

  • M.A., Boston University, 2007

  • A.B., Bowdoin College, 2002