About Nicole Taikeff, MPH

Nicole Taikeff Gabela, MPH is the Project Manager for the FOREVER Study at the CARE Research Center. Born and raised in Ecuador, Nicole moved to the U.S. to attend Bates College in Maine. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, she worked with the All of Us (AoU) Research Program at two Boston-based community health centers. In her role as an AoU Research Enrollment Coordinator (REC), Nicole worked with a predominantly Latinx, Spanish speaking patient population to support efforts towards diverse inclusion of historically marginalized and minoritized populations in clinical research. Nicole also participated as a research assistant in the COVID-19 Vaccine Trials at Brigham and Women’s Hospital to facilitate trial participation for predominantly Spanish-speakers. While working as a REC, she completed a Master of Public Health at Simmons University focused on Health Equity where she expanded her research on diabetes and its association to traditional foodways, gentrification, and segregation among Hispanic/Latinx communities in Boston.