Nicole Harlaar, PhD
Assistant Adjoint Professor, Pediatrics-Child Abuse and Neglect/Kempe

Graduate School :
  • PhD, King's College London
Undergraduate School:
  • BSc, University of Wales, UK
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Child Abuse and Neglect/Kempe


  • Fluke JD, Harlaar N, Brown B, Heisler K, Merkel-Holguin L, Darnell A. Differential Response and Children Re-Reported to Child Protective Services: County Data From the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS). Child Maltreat. 2018 Dec 6;:1077559518816381. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30522344
  • Chiesa AE, Kallechey L, Harlaar N, Rashaan Ford C, Garrido EF, Betts WR, Maguire S. Intimate partner violence victimization and parenting: A systematic review. Child Abuse Negl. 2018 Jun;80:285-300. PubMed PMID: 29665506
  • Hagerty SL, Bidwell LC, Harlaar N, Hutchison KE. An Exploratory Association Study of Alcohol Use Disorder and DNA Methylation. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2016 Aug;40(8):1633-40. PubMed PMID: 27388583
  • Krapohl E, Rimfeld K, Shakeshaft NG, Trzaskowski M, McMillan A, Pingault JB, Asbury K, Harlaar N, Kovas Y, Dale PS, Plomin R. The high heritability of educational achievement reflects many genetically influenced traits, not just intelligence. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Oct 21;111(42):15273-8. PubMed PMID: 25288728
  • Davis OS, Band G, Pirinen M, Haworth CM, Meaburn EL, Kovas Y, Harlaar N, Docherty SJ, Hanscombe KB, Trzaskowski M, Curtis CJ, Strange A, Freeman C, Bellenguez C, Su Z, Pearson R, Vukcevic D, Langford C, Deloukas P, Hunt S, Gray E, Dronov S, Potter SC, Tashakkori-Ghanbaria A, Edkins S, Bumpstead SJ, Blackwell JM, Bramon E, Brown MA, Casas JP, Corvin A, Duncanson A, Jankowski JA, Markus HS, Mathew CG, Palmer CN, Rautanen A, Sawcer SJ, Trembath RC, Viswanathan AC, Wood NW, Barroso I, Peltonen L, Dale PS, Petrill SA, Schalkwyk LS, Craig IW, Lewis CM, Price TS, Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2, Donnelly P, Plomin R, Spencer CC. The correlation between reading and mathematics ability at age twelve has a substantial genetic component. Nat Commun. 2014 Jul 8;5:4204. PubMed PMID: 25003214
  • Harlaar N, Meaburn EL, Hayiou-Thomas ME, Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium, Davis OS, Docherty S, Hanscombe KB, Haworth CM, Price TS, Trzaskowski M, Dale PS, Plomin R. Genome-wide association study of receptive language ability of 12-year-olds. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2014 Feb;57(1):96-105. PubMed PMID: 24687471
  • Trzaskowski M, Harlaar N, Arden R, Krapohl E, Rimfeld K, McMillan A, Dale PS, Plomin R. Genetic influence on family socioeconomic status and children's intelligence. Intelligence. 2014 Jan;42(100):83-88. PubMed PMID: 24489417
  • Harlaar N, Trzaskowski M, Dale PS, Plomin R. Word reading fluency: role of genome-wide single-nucleotide polymorphisms in developmental stability and correlations with print exposure. Child Dev. 2014 May-Jun;85(3):1190-205. PubMed PMID: 24392801
  • Harlaar N, Bryan AD, Thayer RE, Karoly HC, Oien N, Hutchison KE. Methylation of a CpG site near the ALDH1A2 gene is associated with loss of control over drinking and related phenotypes. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Mar;38(3):713-21. PubMed PMID: 24236815
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Practice Locations

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Clinical Interests
Maternal and child health epidemiologist with interests in child welfare, maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity, perinatal substance use and mental health disorders, health disparities, and healthcare and human service delivery systems

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, King's College London (0001)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BSc, University of Wales, UK (0001)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Child Abuse and Neglect/Kempe
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CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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