Nicole Wakim

PhD Candidate (Biostat)

University of Michigan

Co-advising with Thomas Braun

Research Interest

“Statistical Methods for Functional Data Streams of Digital Biomarkers in Predicting Longitudinal Cognitive Outcomes.”

Nicole currently focuses on high-frequency digital biomarker data in Alzheimer’s and dementia research. Her research position at the Michigan Alzheimer’s Data Center has led to her interest in functional data analysis as a method to investigate trajectories of digital biomarkers as predictors of cognitive decline.


2018, M.S. in Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2016, BS in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia


Nicole is always getting involved in a new craft project or tending to her growing indoor garden. She’ll play any sport, but particularly loves volleyball and spikeball. Her favorite part of the day is her morning routine that includes coffee, yoga, and a book.