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Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Biography & Affiliation


I am a maternal and child health epidemiologist, grounded in social epidemiology with a commitment to improving the health and life outcomes for underserved and at-risk families. My research is focused on understanding the intergenerational effects of maternal adverse childhood events, perinatal mental health and maternal substance use. My long-term goal is to develop and discover interventions to mitigate the adverse intergenerational effects of these conditions and experiences.

Since coming to Cincinnati Children's in 2019, I started the EMPOWER (empowering mothers, providers and others to weigh in as experts in research). The EMPOWER project is a collaborative that includes patients who have had a lived experience of substance use during pregnancy, clinicians, researchers, and community stakeholders. Our mission is to improve care, health outcomes and wellbeing for pregnant women with or a history of substance use and their children through collaborating with patient, community, clinical, and academic stakeholders and co-designing and co-leading research initiatives.

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Research Divisions

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Biostatistics and Epidemiology


PhD: University of Iowa College of Public Health Department of Epidemiology, Iowa City, IA.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.


Substance Use and Utilization of Prenatal and Postpartum Care. Nidey, N; Kair, LR; Wilder, C; Froehlich, TE; Weber, S; Folger, A; Marcotte, M; Tabb, K; Bowers, K. Journal of Addiction Medicine. 2021.

Risk of Early Birth among Women with a Urinary Tract Infection: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Baer, RJ; Nidey, N; Bandoli, G; Chambers, BD; Chambers, CD; Feuer, S; Karasek, D; Oltman, SP; Rand, L; Ryckman, KK; et al. AJP Reports. 2021; 11:e5-e14.

Combinations of adverse childhood events and risk of postpartum depression among mothers enrolled in a home visiting program. Nidey, N; Bowers, K; Ammerman, RT; Shah, AN; Phelan, KJ; Clark, MJ; Van Ginkel, JB; Folger, AT. Annals of Epidemiology. 2020; 52:26-34.

Racial differences in immediate postpartum depression and suicidal ideation among women in a Midwestern delivery hospital. Tabb, KM; Hsieh, W; Gavin, AR; Eigbike, M; Faisal-Cury, A; Hajaraih, SK M; Huang, WD; Laurent, H; Carter, D; Nidey, N; et al. Journal of Affective Disorders Reports. 2020; 1.

Association of Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Opioid Prescription Patterns Among Postpartum Women. Nidey, N; Carnahan, R; Carter, KD; Strathearn, L; Bao, W; Greiner, A; Jelliffee-Pawlowski, L; Tabb, KM; Ryckman, K. American Journal on Addictions. 2020; 29:463-470.

Gestational vitamin D and offspring risk of multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Jasper, EA; Nidey, NL; Schweizer, ML; Ryckman, KK. Annals of Epidemiology. 2020; 43:11-17.

Disparities in Donor Human Milk Supplementation Among Well Newborns. Kair, LR; Nidey, NL; Marks, JE; Hanrahan, K; Femino, L; Fernandez y Garcia, E; Ryckman, K; Wood, KE. Journal of Human Lactation. 2020; 36:74-80.

Mediation of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Autoimmune Conditions by Pregnancy Complications: A Mediation Analysis of Autoimmune Conditions and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes. Bandoli, G; Singh, N; Strouse, J; Baer, RJ; Donovan, BM; Feuer, SK; Nidey, N; Ryckman, KK; Jelliffe-Pawlowski, LL; Chambers, CD. Arthritis Care and Research. 2020; 72:256-264.

Rurality and Risk of Perinatal Depression Among Women in the United States. Nidey, N; Tabb, KM; Carter, KD; Bao, W; Strathearn, L; Rohlman, DS; Wehby, G; Ryckman, K. Journal of Rural Health. 2020; 36:9-16.

Mutations in GDF11 and the extracellular antagonist, Follistatin, as a likely cause of Mendelian forms of orofacial clefting in humans. Cox, TC; Lidral, AC; McCoy, JC; Liu, H; Cox, LL; Zhu, Y; Anderson, RD; Moreno Uribe, LM; Anand, D; Deng, M; et al. Human Mutation. 2019; 40:1813-1825.