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Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epdemiology
School of Medicine

Dr. Nicholson holds a medical degree from the UNC School of Medicine and completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC School of Medicine. She completed a fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program at the University of California at San Francisco while earning an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Nicholson earned her MBA from Johns Hopkins University.

Nicholson is involved in women’s health research, particularly with providing health care equality to women with limited access and working with obese and diabetic women during pregnancy and postpartum. She has also explored maternity disease management programs, focusing on gestational and type 2 diabetes mellitus. As part of her work as a former U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Dr. Nicholson has also done work in chemoprevention for breast cancer, screening eye disease in children, cervical cancer screening, screening for gestational diabetes, multivitamins for prevention of cardiovascular disease and aspirin for the prevention of preeclampsia and preterm birth. Complementing her research, Dr. Nicholson is the Director of the Diabetes and Obesity Core at the Center for Women’s Health Research, and the Director of the Program on Women’s Endocrine and Reproductive Health. Nicholson serves on the Executive Board of the American College of Obstetricians and is a member of the College’s Task Force on Postpartum Care.  She also represents the College on the Federation International of Gynecology and Obstetrics’ Committee on Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health.

Dr. Nicholson has published many books, chapters, and manuscripts, and developed web-based intervention for obesity and diabetes during pregnancy. Dr. Nicholson has been honored many, many times for her work in women’s health.