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Jennifer Nelson

Jennifer Nelson
Jennifer
Clark
Nelson
Affiliate Professor , Biostatistics
Email
nelson.jl@ghc.org
Phone

Group Health Research Institute
Metropolitan Park East, Suite 15001730 Minor Avenue
1730 Minor Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
United States

Email
jenelson@uw.edu

United States

About

Jennifer Nelson is a biostatistician with expertise in methods to assess drug and vaccine safety and effectiveness. She is particularly interested in addressing statistical challenges that arise in studies that use large, observational health care data. Dr. Nelson provides national statistical leadership as the methods core co-lead and senior statistician for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Sentinel Initiative, an active electronic data surveillance system for monitoring the safety of all FDA-regulated medical products. She also serves as methodology committee chair for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-sponsored Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD), a national collaboration involving 10 managed care organizations that has monitored immunization safety in the United States since 1990.

Education
PhD
Biostatistics
University of Washington
MS
Biostatistics
University of Washington
BA
Mathematics
Luther College
Faculty Interests
Cardiovascular Research
Epidemiology
Infectious Diseases Methodology
Sequential Analaysis