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
  • Univ of Auckland, BCom/BComm

Classes Taught

  • SPHBS704


  • Published on 8/1/2018

    Linden JA, Feldman JA, Nelson KP. In reply. Ann Emerg Med. 2018 Aug; 72(2):224-225. PMID: 30031513.

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  • Published on 4/6/2018

    Rixe JA, Liu JH, Breaud HA, Nelson KP, Mitchell PM, Feldman JA. Is hallway care dangerous? An observational study. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 Aug; 36(8):1451-1454. PMID: 29747896.

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  • Published on 1/19/2018

    Nelson KP, Mitani AA, Edwards D. Evaluating the effects of rater and subject factors on measures of association. Biom J. 2018 May; 60(3):639-656. PMID: 29349801.

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  • Published on 1/11/2018

    Gruenberg CC, Breaud AH, Liu JH, Mitchell PM, Feldman JA, Nelson KP, Kahn JH. Are Geriatric Patients Placed in an Emergency Department Observation Unit on a Chest Pain Pathway More Likely Than Non-Geriatric Patients to Re-Present to the Hospital within 30 Days? J Emerg Med. 2018 03; 54(3):302-306. PMID: 29336989.

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  • Published on 11/15/2017

    Mitani AA, Nelson KP. Modeling Agreement between Binary Classifications of Multiple Raters in R and SAS. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods. 2017; 2(16):277-309.

  • Published on 11/2/2017

    Lin X, Chen H, Edwards D, Nelson KP. Modeling rater diagnostic skills in binary classification processes. Stat Med. 2018 Feb 20; 37(4):557-571. PMID: 29094378.

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  • Published on 9/22/2017

    Mitani AA, Freer PE, Nelson KP. Summary measures of agreement and association between many raters' ordinal classifications. Ann Epidemiol. 2017 Oct; 27(10):677-685.e4. PMID: 29029991.

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  • Published on 9/19/2017

    Linden JA, Grimmnitz B, Hagopian L, Breaud AH, Langlois BK, Nelson KP, Hart LL, Feldman JA, Brown J, Reid M, Desormeau E, Mitchell PM. Is the Pelvic Examination Still Crucial in Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department With Vaginal Bleeding or Abdominal Pain When an Intrauterine Pregnancy Is Identified on Ultrasonography? A Randomized Controlled Trial. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Dec; 70(6):825-834. PMID: 28935285.

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  • Published on 7/16/2017

    Zachariah JP, Quiroz R, Nelson KP, Teng Z, Keaney JF, Sullivan LM, Vasan RS. Prospective Relation of Circulating Adipokines to Incident Metabolic Syndrome: The Framingham Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Jul 16; 6(7). PMID: 28713076.

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  • Published on 6/13/2017

    Nelson KP, Mitani AA, Edwards D. Assessing the influence of rater and subject characteristics on measures of agreement for ordinal ratings. Stat Med. 2017 Sep 10; 36(20):3181-3199. PMID: 28612356.

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