University of Calgary

Nicole Racine

  • Postdoctoral Associate

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.

Research Interests

Dr. Nicole Racine is a postdoctoral fellow and clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary. Her research examines how childhood adversity influences maternal-child mental health outcomes, as well as how adversity is transmitted across generations. Nicole completed her PhD in Clinical Developmental Psychology at York University and her residency in Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology at the Alberta Children's Hospital. Her fellowship is funded by an Alberta Innovates Clinician Fellowship, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute.  



2015 – 2016: Pre-doctoral Residency in Pediatric and Child Psychology, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary, AB

2011 – 2016: Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Developmental Psychology), York University, Toronto, ON

2009 – 2011: Master of Arts (Clinical Developmental Psychology), York University, Toronto, ON 

2004 – 2008: Bachelor of Science (Specialized Honours in Psychology), York University, Toronto, ON 

Recent Publications

1.     Racine, N., Hartwick, C., Collin-Vezina, D., Madigan, S. (2020). Telemental health for child trauma treatment during and post-COVID-19: Barriers and considerations. Child Abuse and Neglect.

2.     Racine, N., Eirich, E., Dimitripoulos, G., Hartwick, C., Madigan, S. (2020). Development of trauma symptoms following adversity in childhood: The moderating role of protective factors. Child Abuse & Neglect, 101, 104375. 

3.     Racine, N., Killam, T., Madigan, S. (2020). Beyond the ACEs questionnaire: Trauma informed care as a universal precaution. JAMA Pediatrics, 174(1), 5-6.

4.     Racine, N., Plamondon, A., McDonald, S., Tough*, S, Madigan*, S. (2020). The consistency of maternal childhood abuse reporting in pregnancy and the postpartum period. Journal of Women’s Health, 29(4), 561-569. *Shared senior authorship.

5.     Racine, N., Zumwalt, K., McDonald, S., Tough*, S, Madigan*, S. (2020). Perinatal depression: The role of adverse childhood experiences and social support. Journal of Affective Disorders, 263,576-581.

6.     Racine, N., Cooke, J., Eirich, R., Korczak, D., McArthur, B., Madigan, S. (2020) Impact of COVID-19 on Child and Adolescent Mental Illness: A Rapid Review. Psychiatry Research, 292, 113307. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113307

7.     Racine, N., Birken, C., Madigan, S. (2020). Supporting the mental health of parents and children during and after coronavirus. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 41(7), 508-510. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000847

8.     Cooke, J., Eirich, R., Racine, N., Madigan, S. (2020). Prevalence of Post-Traumatic and General Psychological Stress during COVID:19: A Rapid Review and Meta-Analysis. Psychiatry Research, 292, 113347. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113347

9.     Hetherington, E., McDonald, S., Racine, N., Madigan, S., Tough, S. (2020) Relative contribution of maternal adverse childhood experiences for understanding child externalizing and internalizing behaviour at age 5: Findings form the All Our Families Cohort. Canadian Medical Association Journal Open, 8(2): E352-E359. 

10.  Cooke, J., Eirich, R., Racine, N., Lyons-Ruth, K., Madigan, S. (2020). Validation of the AMBIANCE-Brief: An Observational Screening Instrument for Disrupted Caregiving. Infant Mental Health Journal. doi: 10.10002/imhj.21851

11.  Morhun, J., Racine, N., Guilcher, G., Tomfohr-Madsen, L, Schulte, F. (2020) Health-related quality of life and psychosocial well-being in parents of infants and toddlers with cancer. Current Oncology, 27(2), 206-215.

12.  Madigan, S., Racine, N., Tough, S. (2020). Prevalence of preschoolers meeting vs exceeding screen time guidelines. JAMA Pediatrics,174(1):93-95.


  • PhD York University - Clinical Developmental Psychology
    York University, 2016
  • MA - Clinical Developmental Psychology
    York University, 2011
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