Nichole  AustinPhD

Assistant Professor


Email: nichole.austin@dal.ca
Mailing Address: 
Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, 2nd floor
5850 College Street
PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Canada
 
Research Topics:
  • Policy evaluation
  • Reproductive health
  • Health disparities
  • Quasi-experimental methods

Education:

BA (Psychology): Mount Holyoke College
MSc (Epidemiology): McGill University
PhD (Epidemiology): McGill University
PDF: McGill University

Teaching

Epidemiology for Managers (HESA 4200)
Statistics for Health Administration (HESA 6505)

Biography

Dr. Nichole Austin is an Assistant Professor in the School of Health Administration at Dalhousie University. She is an epidemiologist with research interests in policy evaluation and reproductive health. The majority of her work uses quasi-experimental designs to assess the impact of policy shifts in the US, Canada, and beyond.

Selected publications:

  • Strumpf E, Lang A, Austin N, Derksen SA, Bolton JM, Brownell MD, Chateau D, Gregory P, Heaman MI. Prevalence and clinical, social, and health care predictors of miscarriage. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2021 Dec;21(1):1-9.
  • Austin N, Harper S. Quantifying the impact of targeted regulation of abortion provider laws on US abortion rates: a multi-state assessment. Contraception. 2019 Nov 1;100(5):374-9.
  • Austin N, Harper S. Constructing a longitudinal database of targeted regulation of abortion providers laws. Health Services Research. 2019 Oct;54(5):1084-9.
  • Carabali M, Austin N, King NB, Kaufman JS. The Zika epidemic and abortion in Latin America: a scoping review. Global Health Research and Policy. 2018 Dec;3(1):15.
  • Austin N, Harper S. Assessing the impact of TRAP laws on abortion and women’s health in the USA: a systematic review. BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health. 2018 Apr;44(2):128-34.

Selected awards:

Governor General's Gold Medal (2019)
McGill Alumni Association Graduate Award (2019)
Excellence in Teaching Award (2017)

Memberships

Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER)
Co-chair: Scientific Dissemination Committee