Jacinda Nicklas

  • Internal Medicine (SOM)

Research Description

Dr. Nicklas’ overall career goal is to become an independent investigator and national leader in women’s health and obesity, specifically in the innovative use of technology to prevent cardiometabolic disease. Nearly one-third of pregnant US women will have a complication that reveals their increased risk for diabetes or heart disease; yet these women are difficult to reach in the postpartum period given their time constraints, infant and breastfeeding demands, older childcare responsibilities, and reluctance to spend time away from family. Dr. Nicklas uses mobile devices to reach these women for the prevention of chronic disease.

As a Ludeman Family Center for Women's Health Research seed grantee, Dr. Nicklas jumpstarted her Fit After baby program, which was designed to help at-risk postpartum women prevent obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.