Nicole Novak


Nicole Novak

Title(s): Research Assistant Professor
Department: Community and Behavioral Health
Office: N400 CPHB

Dr. Novak uses epidemiologic and community-engaged research methods to examine historical, structural and policy influences on the health of immigrants, Latinos and rural residents. She has particular interests in reproductive and perinatal health.

Courses Taught

  • CPH 1400: Fundamentals of Public Health (Spring 2019)
  • CBH 6230: Health Equity, Disparities and Social Justice (Spring 2020)

Research Interests

  • Structural and social determinants of rural health inequities
  • Impacts of immigration policy and enforcement on community health and wellbeing
  • Community-driven initiatives to promote wellbeing and health equity
  • Reproductive justice and historical impacts of U.S. state eugenic sterilization laws, 1909-1979