Kerrie Nelson, PhD

Research Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Kerrie Nelson
Crosstown Center – CT318
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Kerrie Nelson is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Boston University. She is from New Zealand originally, and after her undergraduate studies at the University of Auckland, worked as a Research Fellow in Christchurch, New Zealand. She completed her PhD in Statistics at the University of Washington where her research focused on correlated data and generalized linear mixed models. She currently spends her time on both methodological research and applied projects focusing on developing statistical methods for assessing agreement in screening and diagnostic tests and has worked in a collaborative role with several groups at Boston Medical Center including Emergency Medicine, Diabetes and Nutrition, and Women’s Health. She often enjoys teaching BS704 Introduction to Biostatistics.


  • University of Washington-Seattle, PhD
  • University of Washington-Seattle, MSc
  • University of Auckland , BSc


  • Published on 5/19/2015

    Nelson, K.P., Edwards, D. Measures of Agreement Between Many Raters for Ordinal Classifications. Statistics in Medicine. 2015.

  • Published on 5/5/2015

    Dwyer, K. H., Walley, A.Y., Langlois, B.K., Mitchell, P.M., Nelson, K.P., Cromwell, Bernstein, E. A brief report: Opioid education and nasal naloxone rescue kits in the Emergency Department. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2015.

  • Published on 5/5/2015

    Oreskovic, N.M, Roth P., Lanyi Charles, S., Tsigaridi, D., Shepherd, K, Nelson, K.P., and Bar, M. Attributes of form in the Built Environment that Influence Perceived Walkability. Journal of Architectural and Planning Research. 2015.

  • Published on 1/1/2014

    Treadway, N.J., Diop, H., Lu, E., Nelson, K.P., Hackman, H., Howland, J. Using surveillance data to inform a SUID reduction strategy in Massachusetts. Injury Epidemiology. 2014; 1-12.

  • Published on 11/12/2013

    Ruth M.R., Port A.M., Shah M., Bourland A.C., Istfan N.W., Nelson K.P., Gokce N., Apovian C.M. Consuming a hypocaloric high fat low carbohydrate diet for 12 weeks lowers C-reactive protein, and raises serum adiponectin and high density lipoprotein-cholesterol in obese subjects. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental. 2013; 62(12):1779-1787.

  • Published on 1/1/2013

    Chung C.S., Yock T.I., Nelson K., Xu Y., Keating N.L., Tarbell N.J. Incidence of second malignancies among patients treated with proton versus photon radiation. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 2013; 87(1):46-52.

  • Published on 1/1/2013

    Weiner S.G., Griggs C.A., Mitchell P.M., Langlois B.K., Friedman F.D., Moore R.L., Lin S.C., Nelson K.P., Feldman J.A. Clinician impression versus prescription drug monitoring program criteria in the assessment of drug-seeking behavior in the emergency department. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2013; 62(4):281-289.

  • Published on 1/1/2013

    Magnani J.W., Wang N., Nelson K.P., Connelly S., Deo R., Rodondi N., Schelbert E.B., Garcia M.E., Phillips C.L., Shlipak M.G., Harris T.B., Ellinor P.T., Benjamin E.J. Electrocardiographic PR interval and adverse outcomes in older adults: The health, aging, and body composition study. Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. 2013; 1(6):84-90.

  • Published on 1/10/2012

    Perlstein, T.S., Goldhaber, S.Z., Nelson, K.P. et al. The Creating An Optimal Warfarin Nomogram (CROWN) study. Thrombosis and Hemostasis. 2012; 107(1):59-68.

  • Published on 1/1/2011

    Zuckerman, K.E., Nelson, K.P., et al. Specialty referral communication and completion in the community health center setting. Academic Pediatrics. 2011; 4(11):288-296.

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