Kerrie Nelson, PhD
Research Professor
Boston University School of Public Health

PhD, University of Washington
MSc, University of Washington
BSc, University of Auckland

Kerrie Nelson is a Research 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.

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Improving accuracy and reliability in cancer screening tests
02/15/2018 - 01/31/2024 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Model Agreement in Cancer Diagnostic Tests
01/01/2014 - 12/31/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute


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  1. Pino EC, Gonzalez F, Nelson KP, Jaiprasert S, Lopez GM. Disparities in use of physical restraints at an urban, minority-serving hospital emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2024 Jan; 31(1):6-17.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37597262; DOI: 10.1111/acem.14792;
  2. DiLorenzo MA, Davis MR, Dugas JN, Nelson KP, Hochberg NS, Ingalls RR, Mishuris RG, Schechter-Perkins EM. Performance of three screening tools to predict COVID-19 positivity in emergency department patients. Emerg Med J. 2023 Mar; 40(3):210-215.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36596666
  3. Battaglia TA, Gunn CM, Bak SM, Flacks J, Nelson KP, Wang N, Ko NY, Morton SJ. Patient navigation to address sociolegal barriers for patients with cancer: A comparative-effectiveness study. Cancer. 2022 Jul 01; 128 Suppl 13:2623-2635.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35699610; PMCID: PMC10152516; DOI: 10.1002/cncr.33965;
  4. Zhou TJ, LaValley MP, Nelson KP, Cabral HJ, Massaro JM. Calculating power for the Finkelstein and Schoenfeld test statistic for a composite endpoint with two components. Stat Med. 2022 Jul 30; 41(17):3321-3335.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35486817
  5. Boyle TP, Dugas JN, Liu J, Stapleton SN, Medzon R, Walsh BM, Corey P, Shubitowski L, Horne JR, O'Connell R, Williams G, Nelson KP, Nadkarni VM, Camargo CA, Feldman JA. Adaptation of a Simulation Model and Checklist to Assess Pediatric Emergency Care Performance by Prehospital Teams. Simul Healthc. 2023 Apr 01; 18(2):82-89.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35238848; PMCID: PMC9437138; DOI: 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000649;
  6. Faiz J, Bernstein E, Dugas JN, Schechter-Perkins EM, Nentwich L, Nelson KP, Cleveland Manchanda EC, Young L, Pare JR. Racial equity in linkage to inpatient opioid use disorder treatment in patients that received emergency care. Am J Emerg Med. 2022 Apr; 54:221-227.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35180668
  7. Portnow LH, Georgian-Smith D, Haider I, Barrios M, Bay CP, Nelson KP, Raza S. Persistent inter-observer variability of breast density assessment using BI-RADS® 5th edition guidelines. Clin Imaging. 2022 Mar; 83:21-27. PMID: 34952487; PMCID: PMC8857050; DOI: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2021.11.034;
  8. Kim C, Lin X, Nelson KP. Measuring rater bias in diagnostic tests with ordinal ratings. Stat Med. 2021 07 30; 40(17):4014-4033. PMID: 33969509; PMCID: PMC8277718; DOI: 10.1002/sim.9011;
  9. Kleinschmidt S, Dugas JN, Nelson KP, Feldman JA. False negative point-of-care urine pregnancy tests in an urban academic emergency department: a retrospective cohort study. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2021 Jun; 2(3):e12427.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33969349; PMCID: PMC8087939; DOI: 10.1002/emp2.12427;
  10. Farrell NM, Killius K, Kue R, Langlois BK, Nelson KP, Golenia P. A Comparison of Etomidate, Ketamine, and Methohexital in Emergency Department Rapid Sequence Intubation. J Emerg Med. 2020 Oct; 59(4):508-514.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32739131
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