Dr. Nicole Damico Powell is an Assistant Professor and Academic Coordinator for the
Physician Assistant Studies program at Ohio Dominican University.
Prior to coming to ODU, Dr. Powell advised and taught undergraduate, graduate, and
professional students at Ohio State University Colleges of Dentistry and Medicine
in the laboratory and in the classroom.
Dr. Powell believes in and has benefited greatly from an interdisciplinary approach
to clinical education, training, and research. She has had a long-standing interest
in understanding factors that contribute to autoimmune and infectious disease onset,
exacerbation, and resolution.
Her research has been published in top-tier scientific journals, she has authored
several reviews and book chapters, and her work has been presented nationally and
She is currently a co-investigator or a consultant on three National Institutes of
Health-sponsored research studies which focus on the influence of stress on immunity
Dr. Powell joined the Physician Assistant Studies faculty at Ohio Dominican University
in 2012 and teaches and coordinates graduate courses in Biomedical Science as well
as undergraduate Immunology.
In addition to her professional life, Dr. Powell is a wife and a mother of three.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, cooking, and spending time with her