Emma Nichols

Research Scientist (Staff)
Emma Nichols
Pronouns She / Her / Hers Email emmanich@usc.edu


Emma Nichols, PhD MPH is a Research Scientist at the University of Southern California (USC) Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR). She received her PhD in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2023, and her MPH from the University of Washington in 2019. Her research interests focus on cognitive aging and dementia, as well as methodological problems common in epidemiologic studies of older adults.  Her current work focuses on international aging studies and cross-national comparisons. 


  • Ph.D. Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2023
  • M.P.H Global Health Metrics, University of Washington, 2019
  • B.A. Neuroscience, Vassar College, 2016