Kerrie P. Nelson, PhD

Research Associate Professor, Biostatistics
Kerrie Nelson
Crosstown Center – 318
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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, PhD
  • University of Washington, MSc
  • University of Auckland, BSc


  • Published on 6/14/2016

    Ko NY, Battaglia TA, Gupta-Lawrence R, Schiller J, Gunn C, Festa K, Nelson K, Flacks J, Morton SJ, Rosen JE. Burden of socio-legal concerns among vulnerable patients seeking cancer care services at an urban safety-net hospital: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Jun 14; 16:196. PMID: 27296566.

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  • Published on 5/16/2016

    Nelson KP, Edwards D. A measure of association for ordered categorical data in population-based studies. Stat Methods Med Res. 2016 May 16. PMID: 27184590.

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  • Published on 5/11/2016

    Dahn CM, Manasco AT, Breaud AH, Kim S, Rumas N, Moin O, Mitchell PM, Nelson KP, Baker W, Feldman JA. A critical analysis of unplanned ICU transfer within 48 hours from ED admission as a quality measure. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Aug; 34(8):1505-10. PMID: 27241571.

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  • Published on 4/19/2016

    Park TW, Saitz R, Nelson KP, Xuan Z, Liebschutz JM, Lasser KE. The association between benzodiazepine prescription and aberrant drug-related behaviors in primary care patients receiving opioids for chronic pain. Subst Abus. 2016 Oct-Dec; 37(4):516-520. PMID: 27092738.

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  • Published on 6/21/2015

    Nelson KP, Edwards D. Measures of agreement between many raters for ordinal classifications. Stat Med. 2015 Oct 15; 34(23):3116-32. PMID: 26095449.

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  • Published on 4/1/2015

    Dwyer K, Walley AY, Langlois BK, Mitchell PM, Nelson KP, Cromwell J, Bernstein E. Opioid education and nasal naloxone rescue kits in the emergency department. West J Emerg Med. 2015 May; 16(3):381-4. PMID: 25987910.

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  • Published on 1/28/2015

    Weiner SG, Griggs CA, Langlois BK, Mitchell PM, Nelson KP, Friedman FD, Feldman JA. Characteristics of emergency department "doctor shoppers". J Emerg Med. 2015 Apr; 48(4):424-31.e1. PMID: 25638051.

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  • Published on 1/1/2014

    Oreskovic NM, Charles PR, Shepherd DT, Nelson KP, Bar M. ATTRIBUTES OF FORM IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT THAT INFLUENCE PERCEIVED WALKABILITY. J Archit Plann Res. 2014; 31(3):218-232. PMID: 25554719.

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  • Published on 1/1/2014

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

  • Published on 9/26/2013

    Ruth MR, Port AM, Shah M, Bourland AC, Istfan NW, Nelson KP, Gokce N, Apovian CM. 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. 2013 Dec; 62(12):1779-87. PMID: 24075505.

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