Robert Nikkel, MSW – Long Bio


Bob Nikkel, MSW, is the Executive Director of the Mad in America Continuing Education Project and is an Associate Professor in the Public Psychiatry Training Program at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon.  He was the State of Oregon’s commissioner for both mental health and addictions from 2003-2008.  He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care.

He has published in the areas of consumer-operated case management services, co-occurring disorders, case management interventions and supported education in state hospital settings.  He was given a legacy award for his support of early psychosis projects in Oregon and has a continued interest in promoting evidence-based interventions that minimize disability and encourage resilience and recovery.  He can be reached at [email protected].