Nicole Talge, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

B.A. (Psychology), Lake Forest College
M.A. (Child Psychology), University of Minnesota
Ph.D. (Child Psychology), University of Minnesota
Postdoc (Perinatal Epidemiology), Michigan State University

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

Dr. Talge aims to understand the biological and sociodemographic factors that lead to neurodevelopmental disorders. The goal of these efforts is to improve the identification of children who can be supported by timely access to early intervention services.  To this end, her research projects use a variety of study designs and methods, including primary data collection (cross-sectional & cohort studies), health service database linkages, and secondary analyses of nationally representative datasets. All of these studies are highly collaborative, reflecting contributions from several disciplines (e.g., psychology, epidemiology, neuroscience, biostatistics) and from community partners (e.g., Sparrow Hospital; McLaren Greater Lansing; Michigan Dept. of Health & Human Services).  Her research has been supported by multiple awards from the National Institutes of Health and has been featured in such peer-reviewed journals as Pediatrics, Paediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology, Autism Research, and the Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry.




Pacyga, D.C., Talge, N.M., Gardiner, J.C., Calafat, A.M., Schantz, S.A., & Strakovsky, R.A. (in press). Maternal diet as a mitigator of associations between parabens and birth outcomes in term births. Environmental Research.

Talge, N.M., Adkins, A., Kileny, P., & Frownfelter, I. (2022). Click-evoked auditory brainstem responses and autism spectrum disorder: A meta-analytic investigation of disorder specificity. Pediatric Research, 92, 40-46.

Zamani-Hank, Y., Margerison, C.E., Talge, N.M., & Holzman. C. (2022). Differences in Psychosocial Protective factors by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status and their relationship to preterm delivery. Women’s Health Reports, 3, 243-255.

Haggerty, D., Strakovsky, R., Talge, N.M., Carignan, C., Glazier, A., Ingersoll, B, Karthikraj, R., Kannan, K., & Paneth, N. (2021). Maternal Pre-pregnancy Diethyl Phthalate Exposure and Autism Spectrum Disorder Symptoms of Children in a Low-Risk Sample. Neurotoxiology & Teratology, 83.

Stokholm, L., Juhl, M., Talge, N.M., Gissler, M., Obel, C., & Strandberg-Larsen, K. (2021). Obstetric oxytocin exposure and ADHD and autism spectrum disorder in Danish and Finnish children. Int J Epidemiol, 50, 446-456.

Talge, N.M. (2020). Prenatal acetaminophen exposure: State of the evidence. Paediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology, 34, 227-229. [Invited Commentary for Special Issue]

Stokholm, L., Talge, N.M., Christensen, G.T., Juhl, M., Mortensen, L.H., Strandberg-Larsen, K. (2018). Labor augmentation during childbirth and cognitive ability in young adults. Clinical Epidemiology, 10, 1685-1772.

Talge, N.M. (2018). Head circumference at birth and risk for neurodevelopmental disorders: Where do we go from here? Paediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology, 32, 467-468. [Invited Commentary]

Talge, N.M., Tudor, B.M., & Kileny, P.R. (2018). Auditory brainstem responses and their association with autism spectrum disorder: A meta-analytic review. Autism Research, 11, 916-927.

Slawinski, B., Talge, N.M., Ingersoll, B., Smith, A., Glazier, A., Kerver, J., Paneth, N., & Racicot, K. (2018). Maternal CMV seropositivity and autism spectrum disorder symptoms in children. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 79, 1-7.

Margerison-Zilko, C., Talge, N.M., & Holzman, C. (2017). Revisiting United States Preterm Delivery Trends (2006-2012): Magnitude of Decline and Possible Explanations. Annals of Epidemiology, 27, 689-694.

Dunietz, G.L., Holzman, C., Zhang, Y., Talge, N.M., Li, C., Todem, D., Boulet, S.L., McKane, P., Kissin, D.M., Copeland, G., Bernson, D., & Diamond, M.P. (2017). Assisted reproductive technology and newborn size in singletons. PLoS One.

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-pregnancydepression/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, 133, 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.



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