Areas of interest
Dr. Nelson joined the VCU faculty in fall 2016. She is a general pediatrician and child health services researcher with an interest in early childhood development, screening for developmental and behavioral concerns, and promoting healthy development for children living in vulnerable circumstances. Dr. Nelson is a graduate of Wellesley College, Harvard Medical School, and the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA. Prior to medical school she was a bilingual school teacher in New York City, and after medical school completed training in pediatrics in the inaugural year of UCSF's Pediatric Leadership for the Underserved (PLUS) residency program. Dr. Nelson is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academic Pediatrics Association.
Community-partnered research ,Developmental screening,Early childhood development