Jacinda Nicklas, MD, MPH/MSPH
Associate Professor, Medicine-Internal Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, Harvard Medical School (2005)
Graduate Schools :
  • MPH, Cyprus Int'l Institute for the Environment and Public Health with Harvard School of Public Health (2011)
  • MA, Stanford University (1997)
Undergraduate School:
  • AB, Stanford University (CA) (1995)
Internship:
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital Program (2006)
Fellowships:
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School Program, Internal Medicine (2012)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Medicine-Internal Medicine

Research Interests

My research is focused on obesity and weight loss. Specifically, I conduct research to decrease weight retention after pregnancy, and to decrease the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in women who are at increased risk.

Publications

  • Seely EW, Celi AC, Chausmer J, Graves C, Kilpatrick S, Nicklas JM, Rosser ML, Rexrode KM, Stuart JJ, Tsigas E, Voelker J, Zelop C, Rich-Edwards JW. Cardiovascular Health After Preeclampsia: Patient and Provider Perspective. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2020 Sep 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32986503
  • Nicklas JM, Leiferman JA, Lockhart S, Daly KM, Bull SS, Barbour LA. Development and Modification of a Mobile Health Program to Promote Postpartum Weight Loss in Women at Elevated Risk for Cardiometabolic Disease: Single-Arm Pilot Study. JMIR Form Res. 2020 Apr 9;4(4):e16151. PubMed PMID: 32271149
  • Nicklas JM, Zera CA, Seely EW. Predictors of very early postpartum weight loss in women with recent gestational diabetes mellitus. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2020 Jan;33(1):120-126. PubMed PMID: 30032681
  • Nicklas JM, Rosner BA, Zera CA, Seely EW. Association Between Changes in Postpartum Weight and Waist Circumference and Changes in Cardiometabolic Risk Factors Among Women With Recent Gestational Diabetes. Prev Chronic Dis. 2019 Apr 18;16:E47. PubMed PMID: 31002638
  • Leiferman J, Gutilla MJ, Nicklas JM, Paulson J. Effect of Online Training on Antenatal Physical Activity Counseling. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2018 Mar-Apr;12(2):166-174. PubMed PMID: 30202389
  • Nicklas JM, Zera CA, Seely EW. Predictors of very early postpartum weight loss in women with recent gestational diabetes mellitus. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2018 Jul 22;:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30032681
  • Nicklas JM, Zera CA, Lui J, Seely EW. Patterns of gestational diabetes diagnosis inside and outside of clinical guidelines. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2017 Jan 6;17(1):11. PubMed PMID: 28061829
  • Nicklas JM, Skurnik G, Zera CA, Reforma LG, Levkoff SE, Seely EW. Employing a Multi-level Approach to Recruit a Representative Sample of Women with Recent Gestational Diabetes Mellitus into a Randomized Lifestyle Intervention Trial. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Feb;20(2):261-9. PubMed PMID: 26520160
  • Nicklas JM, Skurnik G, Zera CA, Reforma LG, Levkoff SE, Seely EW. Employing a Multi-level Approach to Recruit a Representative Sample of Women with Recent Gestational Diabetes Mellitus into a Randomized Lifestyle Intervention Trial. Matern Child Health J. 2015 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26520160
  • Jones EJ, Peercy M, Woods JC, Parker SP, Jackson T, Mata SA, McCage S, Levkoff SE, Nicklas JM, Seely EW. Identifying postpartum intervention approaches to reduce cardiometabolic risk among American Indian women with prior gestational diabetes, Oklahoma, 2012-2013. Prev Chronic Dis. 2015 Apr 2;12:E45. PubMed PMID: 25837258
  • Nicklas JM, Zera CA, England LJ, Rosner BA, Horton E, Levkoff SE, Seely EW. A web-based lifestyle intervention for women with recent gestational diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Sep;124(3):563-70. PubMed PMID: 25162257
  • Seely EW, Rich-Edwards J, Lui J, Nicklas JM, Saxena A, Tsigas E, Levkoff SE. Risk of future cardiovascular disease in women with prior preeclampsia: a focus group study. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2013 Dec 21;13:240. PubMed PMID: 24359495
  • Nicklas JM, Sacks FM, Smith SR, LeBoff MS, Rood JC, Bray GA, Ridker PM. Effect of dietary composition of weight loss diets on high-sensitivity c-reactive protein: the Randomized POUNDS LOST trial. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Apr;21(4):681-9. PubMed PMID: 23712970
  • Zera CA, Nicklas JM, Levkoff SE, Seely EW. Diabetes risk perception in women with recent gestational diabetes: delivery to the postpartum visit. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2013 May;26(7):691-6. PubMed PMID: 23131116
  • Nicklas JM, Miller LJ, Zera CA, Davis RB, Levkoff SE, Seely EW. Factors associated with depressive symptoms in the early postpartum period among women with recent gestational diabetes mellitus. Matern Child Health J. 2013 Nov;17(9):1665-72. PubMed PMID: 23124798
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Professional Memberships

  • Society for General Internal Medicine (SGIM), Member
  • Association for Patient Oriented Research (APOR), Member

Practice Locations

University Internal Medicine at Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
5th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2300

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (2008)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Nutrition
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Obesity
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism - Weight Loss and Dieting
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  • Wellness and Prevention - Exercise and Physical Fitness
  • Food, Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Wellness and Prevention
Clinical Interests
My clinical interests include obesity, diabetes prevention and treatment, women's health, integrative medicine, and postpartum health.

Care Philosophy
My training in nutrition and integrative medicine allows me to take a unique approach to improving the health and wellness of my patients.

Personal Interests
In my spare time I enjoy running, hiking, cooking, and reading.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Harvard Medical School (2005)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, Cyprus Int'l Institute for the Environment and Public Health with Harvard School of Public Health (2011)
  • MA, Stanford University (1997)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • AB, Stanford University (CA) (1995)
Internships:
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital Program (2006)
Fellowships:
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School Program, Internal Medicine (2012)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Medicine-Internal Medicine
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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