Meet the Evidence-Based Treatment Dissemination Center Staff
Our EBTDC staff share your goal of providing the best evidence-based care to children and their families in the state of New York. Our dedicated and dynamic staff look forward to providing training in evidence-based practices to all New York State behavioral health providers.
Alissa A. Gleacher, PhD, EBTDC Clinical Director & Lead Trainer
Alissa Gleacher, PhD is a research assistant professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the NYU Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Gleacher has received specialized training in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, autism spectrum disorders, school-based mental health interventions, and a multitude of assessment measures. Dr. Gleacher’s research focuses on the identification of evidence-based treatments (EBT), and the implementation and dissemination of these treatments in community settings. She has been involved in numerous research investigations, and is currently the Clinical Director and Lead Trainer of the Evidence Based Treatment Dissemination Center, a New York State Initiative to train mental health practitioners across the state in EBTs for youth. Dr. Gleacher trains mental health practitioners and provides ongoing consultation in the use of the EBTs to community clinicians.
Aleta Angelosante, PhD, EBTDC Trainer
Aleta Angelosante, PhD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the NYU Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Angelosante treats children and families with depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), cognitive therapy, panic disorder, anxiety disorder, cognitive and behavioral therapy, phobia, anxiety disorder of childhood, dialectical behavior therapy, group counseling, mood disorder, and Tourette syndrome. She has published numerous articles on anxiety in young children, and currently is a Trainer at the Evidenced-Based Treatment Dissemination Center, training mental health practitioners in New York State.
- Nicole Wang, MA, EBTDC Training and Research Program Manager
- Email: Nicole.Wang@nyumc.org
Nikki is the Project Manager for the Evidence Based Treatment Dissemination Center (EBTDC), a New York State initiative to train mental health practitioners across the state in evidence-based treatments (EBTs) for youth. She holds a Master's Degree in Applied Child Development from Tufts University, and has experience in academic, mental health, school, and healthcare settings, both conducting research and providing direct services to children and families. Prior to joining the IDEAS Center, Nikki worked as the Research Coordinator for Dr. Gregory Aarons at the University of California, San Diego on several large, multi-site NIMH-funded studies on the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based practices in mental health and social service settings.
Michelle Vardanian, Project Assistant
Michelle is currently a project assistant for the Evidence Based Treatment Dissemination Center (EBTDC). Michelle graduated from New York University summa cum laude in December 2014 with a B.A. in Psychology and Hellenic Studies, and a minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. In the past, she volunteered at the NYU Child Study Center, creating and carrying out various projects aiding practicing EBTDC clinicians, including a bibliotherapy for patients, families, and clinicians that compiles over three hundred books, websites, and references spanning different disorders and mental illnesses. Michelle is particularly interested in the stigma of mental illness and attitudes toward treatment of minorities of the U.S., and plans to pursue a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology in the future.