Nicole M. Augustine is a behavioral health and public health expert, social entrepreneur, and social justice advocate. A passionate prevention thought leader, she is dedicated to using innovative strategies to strengthen communities, address health inequities, and drive change. An experienced training and technical assistance (TA) specialist, she specializes in integrating equity throughout the strategic prevention framework.
Augustine is the southeast regional director for the Strategic Prevention Technical Assistance Center at EDC. Before joining EDC, she founded and led RIZE Consultants—a business focused on driving community change through systemic change. She has held senior positions as a prevention director, TA specialist, researcher, and cultural competency liaison for many behavioral health-focused organizations and initiatives.
Augustine is a certified substance use prevention consultant and a master certified health education specialist. She is the author of Prevention Specialist Exam Study Guide (Routledge), a book that helps readers understand the competencies and knowledge necessary to become a certified prevention specialist.
Augustine holds an MPH in Prevention and Community Health from George Washington University and a BA in Sociology from Cornell University.