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Nicci Schmidt
Research Program Manager, Center for Healthy Minds

Nicci is the manager for the Conte Center’s Baby Brain and Behavior Project, a series of studies concerning pregnancy and a baby’s first two years of life. The goal of the project is to learn more about how experiences during pregnancy and the first years of life relate to child brain development and well-being.

Research methodologies include infant neuroimaging, extensive behavioral phenotyping, neuroendocrine measures of maternal and child stress, umbilical cord sampling, medical records, interviews and web-based surveys of child behavior, stress and family climate.

Nicci also manages the Wisconsin Twin Project, a set of epidemiological twin studies from birth to young adulthood, under UW–Madison faculty member Hill Goldsmith.


M.S., Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin–Madison

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"Embodied alignment between inner and outer life."