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Kimberly M. Nelson, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences - Boston University School of Public Health

Biography

Kimberly M. Nelson, PhD, MPH earned her MPH in epidemiology from the University of Washington (UW) and a PhD in clinical psychology also from UW. She also completed a fellowship at the Fordham University Research Ethics Training Institute. Having both a public health and psychology background, she focuses on community- and population-level health implications while conducting individual-level behavioral research.

Dr. Nelson's research concentrates on psychological and structural factors associated with the transmission or acquisition of HIV/STIs among marginalized adolescents and adults. She is funded by a K23 award from NIMH (K23MH109346) during which she will develop an online sexual health intervention to promote adolescent sexual minority males’ critical examination of online media and decrease their sexual risk. In addition to her career development award, she is PI of an R01 (MH119892) which seeks to understand the role that minor consent laws play in HIV/STI testing and biomedical prevention decision-making among US adolescents, with a particular focus on the impact among sexual and gender minority youth.

Other Positions

  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research - Boston University

Education

  • University of Washington, PhD Field of Study: Clinical/Counseling Psychology
  • University of Washington, MS Field of Study: Clinical/Counseling Psychology
  • University of Washington, MPH Field of Study: Epidemiology
  • Wesleyan University, BA Field of Study: Psychology

Classes Taught

  • SPHSB780

Publications

  • Published on 10/12/2020

    Layland EK, Carter JA, Perry NS, Cienfuegos-Szalay J, Nelson KM, Bonner CP, Rendina HJ. A systematic review of stigma in sexual and gender minority health interventions. Transl Behav Med. 2020 10 12; 10(5):1200-1210. PMID: 33044540.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 10/12/2020

    Nelson KM, Perry NS, Horvath KJ, Smith LR. A systematic review of mHealth interventions for HIV prevention and treatment among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. Transl Behav Med. 2020 10 12; 10(5):1211-1220. PMID: 33044531.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 10/9/2020

    Hughto JMW, Peterson L, Perry NS, Donoyan A, Mimiaga MJ, Nelson KM, Pantalone DW. The provision of counseling to patients receiving medications for opioid use disorder: Telehealth innovations and challenges in the age of COVID-19. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2021 01; 120:108163. PMID: 33298301.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 10/7/2020

    Nelson KM, Gordon AR, John SA, Stout CD, Macapagal K. "Physical Sex Is Over for Now": Impact of COVID-19 on the Well-Being and Sexual Health of Adolescent Sexual Minority Males in the U.S. J Adolesc Health. 2020 12; 67(6):756-762. PMID: 33039273.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 8/1/2020

    Nelson KM, Macapagal K. The Opportunities and Pitfalls of Using Patient Portals to Address the HIV Prevention Needs of Adolescent and Young Adult Sexual Minority Men. J Adolesc Health. 2020 08; 67(2):149-150. PMID: 32739019.

    Read At: PubMed
  • Published on 7/1/2020

    Nelson KM, Perry NS, Stout CD, Carey MP. Brief Report: Sexual Debut Among 14- to 17-year-old Sexual Minority Males: A Preliminary Investigation of Early HIV Risk and Sexual Health Needs. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2020 07 01; 84(3):280-284. PMID: 32149857.

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  • Published on 7/1/2020

    Garey L, Japuntich SJ, Nelson KM, Scott-Sheldon LAJ. Using Social Media to Recruit Youth Who Use Electronic Cigarettes. Am J Health Behav. 2020 07 01; 44(4):488-498. PMID: 32553029.

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  • Published on 2/20/2020

    Pantalone DW, Nelson KM, Batchelder AW, Chiu C, Gunn HA, Horvath KJ. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Combination Behavioral Interventions Co-Targeting Psychosocial Syndemics and HIV-Related Health Behaviors for Sexual Minority Men. J Sex Res. 2020 07; 57(6):681-708. PMID: 32077326.

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  • Published on 2/1/2020

    Nelson KM, Rothman EF. Should Public Health Professionals Consider Pornography a Public Health Crisis? Am J Public Health. 2020 02; 110(2):151-153. PMID: 31913670.

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  • Published on 2/1/2020

    Nelson KM, Underhill K, Carey MP. Consent for HIV Testing Among Adolescent Sexual Minority Males: Legal Status, Youth Perceptions, and Associations with Actual Testing and Sexual Risk Behavior. AIDS Behav. 2020 Feb; 24(2):373-378. PMID: 30747330.

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