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Nicole Novak

NHGRI Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Social Research.

Postdoctoral Mentor: Alexandra Minna Stern

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Dr. Novak's research focuses on social and structural determinants of health inequity, particularly the role of chronic psychosocial stress in mediating the relationship between social position and health for Latino communities in the United States.

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Journal Articles

LeBrón, Alana M.W., William D. Lopez, Keta Cowan, Nicole Novak, Olivia Temrowski, Maria Ibarra-Frayre, and Jorge Delva. Forthcoming. "Restrictive ID Policies: Implications for Health Equity." Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. DOI.

Novak, Nicole, Arline T. Geronimus, and Aresha Martinez-Cardoso. 2017. "Change in birth outcomes among infants born to Latina mothers after a major immigration raid." International Journal of Epidemiology, 2017: 1-11. DOI. Abstract.

Stern, Alexandra Minna, Nicole Novak, Natalie Lira, Kate O'Connor, Sioban D. Harlow, and Sharon L. R. Kardia. 2017. "California's Sterilization Survivors: An Estimate and Call for Redress." American Journal of Public Health, 107(1): 50-54. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Conference Proceedings

Novak, Nicole. 2016. "Eugenic Sterilization in California State Homes, 1919–1945: Using Sterilization Records and Census Records to Quantify Ethnic Bias in Sterilization." Population Association of America, 2016 Annual Meeting,

PSC Reports

Novak, Nicole, Kate E. O'Connor, Natalie Lira, and Alexandra Minna Stern. 2016. "Ethnic Bias in California's Eugenic Sterilization Program, 1920-1945." PSC Research Report No. 16-866. 6 2016. Abstract. PDF.