Nikki Elmwood

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Mental illness etiology and treatment, trauma-informed care, veterans' mental health


Portland State University


Nikki Elmwood is experienced with fact-checking a wide range of topics, including information related to the etiology and treatment of mental illness. She has a strong interest in science-based medicine and wellness, including both conventional and integrative modalities.


Nikki Elmwood is a meticulous professional with over six years of experience fact-checking and editing a wide range of topics for both print and online media. In addition to her fact-checking experience, she also has several years of valuable proofreading and writing experience. Her education included a focus on mental illness etiology and treatment, trauma-informed care, veterans' mental health (including PTSD), abnormal psychology, and the effects of mental illness on family well-being.


Nikki received a Bachelor of Science from Portland State University.

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