Nicandro graduated with his Master of Public Health with a double concentration in Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Global Health from Washington University in St. Louis. His primary area of focus is working with displaced and marginalized communities and studying how social structures and health systems change after displacement. Prior to studying at Washington University in St. Louis, he spent a year as a fellow with the Comprehensive Rural Health Project in Jamkhed, Maharashtra, India working on comprehensive participatory community health. During his time at the Brown School he was a Graduate Research Assistant on the EEQAP project and PARCS (Park Activity, Recreation and Community Study) under the guidance of Dr. Deborah Salvo through the Prevention Research Center in St. Louis. His undergraduate training is in Biology from Elon University.