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Nicki Aubuchon-Endsley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology - Clinic Director


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 interdisciplinary research program broadly includes examination of pre- and postnatal maternal stress-related disorders and health indicators/behaviors that program offspring neurobehavioral and cardiometabolic risk. I am particularly interested in interactions between maternal perinatal depression and obesity/nutrition and the association of these risk factors with infant and child developmental and health outcomes. My research also seeks to understand biological and behavioral mechanisms underlying these relations, with a current emphasis on the roles of stress hormones and maternal-infant interactions in socioeconomically-diverse samples.

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

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