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Ryan Camire is a doctoral student at the CUNY Graduate Center working toward a PhD in Social Welfare. He has completed a Master of Social Work from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Science, Technology, and Society from Vassar College. His research interests are social welfare policy, politics and socioeconomic inequality, LGBTQI+ civil rights, public opinion, and voting rights and electoral participation.
A licensed clinical social worker and credentialed alcohol and substance abuse counselor in the State of New York, Mr. Camire has worked as a psychiatric social worker in the areas of mental health and substance abuse treatment. Previous positions have included outpatient mental health clinics in New York City, the psychiatric emergency room and mobile crisis unit at Bellevue Hospital, and a private psychotherapy practice. Currently, Mr. Camire is the university director of mental health and wellness at the CUNY Central Office of Student Affairs. His work at CUNY involves administration and oversight of mental health counseling, clinical health services, and wellness services for the University. He also works as a consultant for the New York State Office of Mental Health completing regulatory compliance and quality improvement for state-operated psychiatric facilities.