Nicholas Ollberding is an epidemiologist with applied research interests into the role of diet in the etiology and progression of chronic disease and the impact of the developing infant intestinal microbiome on growth and early development. Areas of methodological research interest include the application and development of analytical methods for microbial metagenomic next-generation sequence data, dietary assessment and analysis methodology, predictive modeling, and casual inference. He also collaborates broadly as a quantitative methodologist in the area of health sciences research and serves as the director of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Core for the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST); director of the Microbial Metagenomics Analysis Center; and leads the Biostatistics Core of the Heart Institute Research Core at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati.

All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own and do not reflect the views of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center or the University of Cincinnati.

A full list of publications can be found on Google Scholar or here.


  • Epidemiology
  • Nutrition
  • Microbial Metagenomics
  • Biostatistics


  • PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology, 2009

    Columbia University

  • MS in Human Nutrition, 2008

    University of Cincinnati

  • BSc in Health and Sport Studies, 2004

    Miami University

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