Nicole Wakim

PhD, Biostat, Jan 2023

University of Michigan

Co-chair with Thomas Braun

Current Position

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Oregon Health and Science University

Research Interest

“Methods for Summarizing and Imputing High-Frequency Digital Biomarkers in the Context of Longitudinal Data Analysis”

Nicole 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.


2023, Ph.D. in Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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.