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Idaho State University

Nicki Aubuchon-Endsley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology - Clinic Director

Office: Garrison Rm 525


B.S. (2006) in Cognitive Neuroscience (Biology, Psychology), University of Denver
M.S. (2007) and Ph.D. (2012) in Clinical Psychology (Behavioral Medicine, Quantitative Methods), Oklahoma State University
Pre-doctoral Clinical Psychology Residency (2011-2012), Durham Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Postdoctoral Fellowship (2012-2014), Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Research Interests

My research interests span the fields/subfields of health psychology, developmental psychobiology, and neuroscience. Our current interdisciplinary research projects include examination of maternal stress and related disorders and health indicators/behaviors during pregnancy that program offspring risk for developmental and health difficulties. Additionally, we are investigating parenting factors in relation to child development, social factors that influence responses to health messages, and neurocognitive assessment and treatment issues in samples of individuals with infectious diseases (e.g., HIV and Hepatitis C).

My clinical and teaching interests broadly include assessment (cognitive, behavioral, and personality) and provision of behavioral health interventions. I am also interested in quantitative methods and training in Clinical Psychology.

Selected Publications

Thomas, D. G., Kennedy, T. S., Colaizzi, J., Aubuchon-Endsley, N., Grant, S., Stoecker, B., & Duell, E. (2017). Multiple biomarkers of maternal iron predict infant cognitive outcomes. Developmental Neuropsychology, 42(3), 146-159. doi: 10.1080/87565641.2017.1306530

Janis, B., Callahan, J. L., Shelton, A. J., & Aubuchon-Endsley, N. L. (2016). Birth complications and parental stress reactions: Moderation by family coping across time. Practice Innovations, 1, 243-252. doi: 10.1037/pri0000032

Aubuchon-Endsley, N., Morales, M., Giudice, C., Bublitz, M., Salisbury, A., & Stroud, L. (2016). Maternal pre-pregnancy obesity and gestational weight gain influence neonatal neurobehavior. Maternal & Child Nutrition. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12317. PMCID: PMC 27161802

Aubuchon-Endsley, N., Kennedy, T., Gilchrist, M., Thomas, D. G., Grant, S. (2015). Relations among socioeconomic status, dietary intake, and stress of breastfeeding women. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 115, 939-946. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2014.12.017 

Colaizzi, J., Aubuchon-Endsley, N., Grant, S. L., Kennedy, T.S., & Thomas, D. G. (2014). Typical and atypical development of visual attention in 3- to 9-month-old infants. Infancy, 19, 519-542. doi:10.1111/infa.12061

Aubuchon-Endsley, N., Bublitz, M., & Stroud, L. (2014). Pre-pregnancy obesity and maternal circadian cortisol regulation: Moderation by gestational weight gain. Biological Psychology, 2, 38-43. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2014.07.006. PMCID: PMC4157070

Myers, E. R., Aubuchon-Endsley, N., Bastian, L. A., Gierisch, J. M., Kemper, A. R., Swamy, G. K., . . . Sanders, G. D. (2013). Efficacy and safety of screening for postpartum depression: Comparative effectiveness review. (Prepared by the Duke Evidence-based Practice Center under Contract No. 290-2007-10066-I.). Rockville, M.D.: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Available at:

Evans, S. F., Thomas, D. G., Grant, S., Aubuchon-Endsley, N. L., & Kennedy, T. S. (2013). Greater developmental change in information processing speed in breastfed infants associated with maternal intake. Journal of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 113(Supplement), A93. doi:10.1016/j.jand.2013.06.329

Aubuchon-Endsley, N., Thomas, D. G., Kennedy, T. S., *Grant, S. L., & **Valtr, T. (2012). Interactive relations among maternal depressive symptomology, nutrition, and parenting. Women & Health, 52(3), 197-213. doi:10.1080/03630242.2012.662933

Aubuchon-Endsley, N., Grant, S., Thomas, D. G., Kennedy, T., Berhanu, G., Stoecker, B. J., . . . Hambidge, K. M. (2012). Infant responsiveness, alertness, hemoglobin and growth in rural Sidama, Ethiopia. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 82, 1238-1251. doi:10.1111/j.1740-8709.2011.00391.x

Aubuchon-Endsley, N. L., Grant, S. L., Berhanu, G., Thomas, D. G., Schrader, S. E., Eldridge, D., . . . Hambidge, M. (2011). Hemoglobin, growth, and attention of infants in Southern Ethiopia. Child Development, 82, 1238-1251. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.2011.01596.x

Thomas, D. G., Grant, S. L., & Aubuchon-Endsley, N. (2009). The role of iron in neurocognitive development. Developmental Neuropsychology, 34, 196-222. doi:10.1080/87565640802646767

Psychology Department



Department of Psychology

921 S 8th Ave, Stop 8112

Pocatello ID 83209



Physical/Walk-in Address:
1400 E Terry 
Garrison Hall
Building 63 
4th floor
Main Office Rm 427

Psychology Clinic

(208) 282-2129

(208) 282-5411

Psychology Clinic

921 S 8th Ave, Stop 8021

Pocatello, ID 83209


Physical/Walk-in Address:
1400 E Terry 
Garrison Hall
Building 63 
5th Floor
Reception Rm 533