Nathan C. Nickel is a Research Scientist at the Centre and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences. Nathan received his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Community Health Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a focus in maternal and child nutrition policies and global health. He completed his PhD in Maternal and Child Health Policy at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Nickel uses administrative data to conduct policy-focused health outcomes research as well as research into the organization of the healthcare system. Specifically, Nathan’s research interests include (1) healthcare utilization / health outcomes research applying causal inference methodologies, (2) maternal and child health research from a life-course perspective, (3) policy research vis-à-vis socioeconomic inequalities in health, (4) policies and practices to support breastfeeding mother-infant dyads, and (5) organization and costing in the healthcare system. Nathan is a member of the Core PI Team on PATHS Equity for Children, a multi-year grant aimed at identifying what works to reduce child health inequities. Prior to coming to Manitoba, Dr. Nickel conducted implementation and evaluation research of health policies and interventions in the US and beyond.
Dr. Nickel recently completed his term as Associate Editor for the Journal of Human Lactation. As well, Dr. Nickel is active with the Breastfeeding Forum of the American Public Health Association - he is the current Scientific Chair for the forum and previously served as the Forum's secretary. Nathan also sits on the Scientific Program Planning Committee for the Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. He currently teaches a Principles of Epidemiology for the Department of Community Health Sciences. He previously taught a methods course on tools for causal inference.
Dr. Nathan C. Nickel
Rank: Assistant Professor
Credentials: MPH (UCLA); PhD (UNC-Chapel Hill)