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Claudia Holzman
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Jean Kerver
Chenxi Li
Qing Lu
Zhehui Luo
Claire Margerison-Zilko
Nigel Paneth
Dorothy Pathak
James Pivarnik
Mat Reeves
Nicole Talge
David Todem
Ana Vázquez
Elizabeth (Betsy) Wasilevich
Lixin Zhang
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  Madeleine Lenski


Nicole Talge, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

B.A. (Psychology; 2001) Lake Forest College
M.A. (Child Psychology; 2004) University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Ph.D. (Child Psychology; 2007) University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Postdoc (Perinatal Epidemiology; 2009) Michigan State University

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
909 Fee Road Room B601
East Lansing, Michigan 48824

Nicole Talge is a developmental psychologist and perinatal epidemiologist. Using approaches from both disciplines, her research program investigates perinatal pathways that contribute to the development of childhood cognitive and behavioral problems. This etiologic focus is motivated by a desire to identify biomarkers that lead to the development of targeted surveillance and intervention efforts that promote optimal functioning in children exposed to perinatal health risks. To date, her research has characterized links between perinatal health and neurodevelopmental outcomes, including whether markers of physiologic pathways or socio-demographic risk explain heterogeneity in these associations.

Talge, N.M., Allswede, D.M., & Holzman, C. (2016). Gestational age at term, delivery
circumstance, and their association with childhood ADHD symptoms. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 30, 171-180.

Thombre, M.K., Talge, N.M., & Holzman, C. (2015). Associations between pre-pregnancy
depression/anxiety symptoms and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. Journal of Women’s Health, 24, 228-236.

Talge, N.M., Mudd, L.M., Sikorskii, A., & Basso, O. (2014). United States birth weight reference corrected for implausible gestational age estimates. Pediatrics, 5, 844-853.

Talge, N.M., Holzman, C., Van Egeren, L.A., Scheid, J.M., Symonds, L.M., Senagore, P.K., & Sikorskii, A. (2012). Late preterm birth by delivery circumstance and its association with parent-reported attention problems in childhood. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 33, 405-415.

Talge, N.M., Holzman, C., Senagore, P.K., Klebanoff, M. & Fisher, R. (2011). Biological indicators of the in-utero environment and their association with birthweight for gestational age. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 2, 280-290.

Talge, N.M., Holzman, C., Wang, J., Lucia, V., Gardiner, J., & Breslau, N. (2010). Late preterm birth and its association with cognitive and socio-emotional outcomes at age 6. Pediatrics, 126, 1124-1131.

Gunnar, M.R., Talge, N.M., & Hererra, A. (2009). Stressor paradigms in developmental studies: What does and does not work to produce mean increases in salivary cortisol. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34, 953-967.

Talge, N.M., Donzella, B., & Gunnar, M.R. (2008). Fearful temperament and stress reactivity among preschool-aged children. Infant and Child Development, 17, 427-445.

Talge, N.M., Neal, C.R., Glover, V., & the Early Stress, Translational Research, and Prevention Science Network: Fetal and Neonatal Experience on Child Adolescent and Mental Health (2007). Antenatal maternal stress and long-term effects on child neurodevelopment: How and why. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 48, 245-261.