Maria Nikodemova

Credentials: MS, PhD

Position title: Associate scientist, Biobank director

Maria Nikodemova's head shot.

Current role

Maria Nikodemova’ s role at the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin (SHOW) is to facilitate trans-disciplinary research examining the multiple determinants of health and health disparities in Wisconsin by diverse groups of investigators. In her position she promotes the use of SHOW’s research infrastructure and biorepository in new grant submissions by investigators on and off the UW-Madison campus.

Past experience

Prior to her work on the Survey of the Health of Wisconsin, Nikodemova completed her post-doctoral training at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda and later worked as a basic research scientist at the UW-Madison studying the role of the immune system in CNS disorders. She was also involved with the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort study, investigating the association of sleep apnea and cognition.


  • Comenius University, Slovakia, biochemistry
  • Slovak Academy of Sciences, PhD, physiology
  • University of Wisconsin, MS, population health sciences