Wanda K. Nicholson, MD, MPH, MBA



Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine
Director, Diabetes and Obesity Core, Center for Women’s Health Research

Phone: (919) 843-7851
Fax: (919) 966-6001
Email: wknichol@med.unc.edu

Division of Women’s Primary Health
CB# 7570
3027 Old Clinic Building
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7570


M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990

MPH., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , 1996

MBA, Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business

Research Interests/Summary Brief

Gestational Diabetes, Obesity, Translational Research, Behavioral Interventions, Weight Loss

Dr. Nicholson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Dr. Nicholson is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and a perinatal epidemiologist. Through funding from the American Diabetes Association (ADA), Dr. Nicholson has developed a postpartum-specific weight loss intervention, First WIND (Weight-loss Interventions after Delivery), for women at risk for type 2 diabetes which was piloted among urban-based women in Baltimore City. She was previously an investigator with the Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Center where she was the PI of the task report on Labor and Postpartum Management of Gestational Diabetes, funded through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Dr. Nicholson is a member of the ACOG National Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women and the US Preventive Services Task Force.