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

PhD, University of Washington
MSc, University of Washington

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 - 01/31/2022 (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. 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. 2021 Dec 10; 83:21-27. PMID: 34952487
  2. 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;
  3. 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;
  4. 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
  5. Pare JR, Camelo I, Mayo KC, Leo MM, Dugas JN, Nelson KP, Baker WE, Shareef F, Mitchell PM, Schechter-Perkins EM. Point-of-care Lung Ultrasound Is More Sensitive than Chest Radiograph for Evaluation of COVID-19. West J Emerg Med. 2020 Jun 19; 21(4):771-778.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32726240; PMCID: PMC7390587; DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2020.5.47743;
  6. Nelson KP, Zhou TJ, Edwards D. Measuring intrarater association between correlated ordinal ratings. Biom J. 2020 11; 62(7):1687-1701. PMID: 32529683; PMCID: PMC7649720; DOI: 10.1002/bimj.201900177;
  7. Zhou TJ, Raza S, Nelson KP. Methods of assessing categorical agreement between correlated screening tests in clinical studies. J Appl Stat. 2021; 48(10):1861-1881. PMID: 34305250; PMCID: PMC8299998; DOI: 10.1080/02664763.2020.1777394;
  8. Schechter-Perkins EM, Dwyer KH, Amin A, Tyler MD, Liu J, Nelson KP, Mitchell PM. Loop Drainage Is Noninferior to Traditional Incision and Drainage of Cutaneous Abscesses in the Emergency Department. Acad Emerg Med. 2020 11; 27(11):1150-1157.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32406569
  9. Gunn CM, Paasche-Orlow MK, Bak S, Wang N, Pamphile J, Nelson K, Morton S, Battaglia TA. Health Literacy, Language, and Cancer-Related Needs in the First 6 Months After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis. JCO Oncol Pract. . 2020.
  10. O'Connor L, Porter L, Dugas J, Robinson C, Carrillo E, Knowles K, Nelson KP, Gigliotti R, Tennyson J, Weisberg S, Rebesco M. Measuring Agreement Among Prehospital Providers and Physicians in Patient Capacity Determination. Acad Emerg Med. 2020 07; 27(7):580-587. PMID: 32065493
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