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 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 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 1/1/2011

    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.

  • Published on 1/1/2010

    Nelson, K.P. and Edwards, D . Improving the reliability of diagnostic tests in population-based agreement studies. Statistics in Medicine. 2010; 29(6):617-626.

  • Published on 1/1/2008

    Nelson, K.P. and Edwards, D . On populations measures of agreement in binary data. Canadian Journal of Statistics. 2008; 36(3):411-426.

  • Published on 1/1/2008

    Nelson, K.P. and Leroux, B.G . Properties and comparison of estimation methods in a loglinear generalized linear mixed model. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation. 2008; 3(78):367-384.

  • Published on 1/1/2006

    Nelson, K.P., Lipsitz, S.R., Fitzmaurice, G.M., Ibrahim, J., Parzen, M. and Strawderman, R. Using the probability transformation for non-normal random effects in nonlinear mixed models. Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics. 2006; (15):39-57.

  • Published on 1/1/2006

    Nelson, K.P. and Leroux, B.G. Statistical models for autocorrelated data. Statistics in Medicine. 2006; 25(8):1413-1430.

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