Richard E. Nelson, PhD

Research Interests

  • Health Economics
  • Infectious Disease
  • Rural Health
  • Health Services Research
  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Homeless Persons


  • English
  • Portuguese

Academic Information

  • Departments: Internal Medicine - Research Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Population Health Sciences - Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Divisions: Epidemiology, Pediatric Administration

Academic Office Information

  • 801-582-1565
  • Williams Building
    Clinical Epidemiology
    295 Chipeta Way
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Education History

Type School Degree
Graduate Training University of Utah
Clinical Investigation
Doctoral Training University of Virginia
Graduate Training University of Virginia
Undergraduate Westminster College
Mathematics and Economics

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Pinto NM, LuAnn Minich L, Yoo M, Floyd A, Wilkes J, VanDerslice J, Yamauchi M, Nelson R (2021). Influence of Geographic Access on Surgical Center Readmissions After Index Congenital Heart Surgery. J Pediatr, 234, 195-204.e3.
  2. Prentice JC, Mohr DC, Zhang L, Li D, Legler A, Nelson RE, Conlin PR (2021). Increased Hemoglobin A1c Time in Range Reduces Adverse Health Outcomes in Older Adults With Diabetes. (Epub ahead of print) Diabetes Care.
  3. Munro SC, Baker D, Giuliano KK, Sullivan SC, Haber J, Jones BE, Crist MB, Nelson RE, Carey E, Lounsbury O, Lucatorto M, Miller R, Pauley B, Klompas M (2021). Nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia: A call to action. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 1-6.
  4. Chatterjee P, Coppin JD, Williams MD, Choi H, Zeber JE, Nelson RE, Jinadatha C (2021). Reporting uncertainty in results-Response to article on copper cold-spray technology. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 1.
  5. Mooney K, Titchener K, Haaland B, Coombs LA, ONeil B, Nelson R, McPherson JP, Kirchhoff AC, Beck AC, Ward JH (2021). Evaluation of Oncology Hospital at Home: Unplanned Health Care Utilization and Costs in the Huntsman at Home Real-World Trial. J Clin Oncol, JCO2003609.
  6. Branch-Elliman W, Jack RS, Schechter-Perkins EM, van den Berg P, Epshtein I, Oster E, Nelson R (2021). Reply to Author. (Epub ahead of print) Clin Infect Dis.
  7. Nelson RE, Montgomery AE, Suo Y, Cook J, Pettey W, Gundlapalli A, Greene T, Evans W, Gelberg L, Kertesz SG, Tsai J, Byrne TH (2021). Temporary Financial Assistance Decreased Health Care Costs For Veterans Experiencing Housing Instability. Health Aff (Millwood), 40(5), 820-828.
  8. Branch-Elliman W, Schechter-Perkins EM, Jack RS, van den Berg P, Epshtein I, Nelson R, Oster E (2021). Reply to authors. (Epub ahead of print) Clin Infect Dis.
  9. Derington CG, Colantonio LD, Herrick JS, Cook J, King JB, Rosenson RS, Poudel B, Monda KL, Navar AM, Mues KE, Stevens VW, Nelson RE, Vanneman ME, Muntner P, Bress AP (2021). Factors Associated With PCSK9 Inhibitor Initiation Among US Veterans. J Am Heart Assoc, 10(8), e019254.
  10. Khaki AR, Shan Y, Nelson RE, Kaul S, Gore JL, Grivas P, Williams SB (2021). Cost-effectiveness analysis of neoadjuvant immune checkpoint inhibition vs. cisplatin-based chemotherapy in muscle invasive bladder cancer. (Epub ahead of print) Urol Oncol.
  11. Mordhorst TR, Jalali A, Nelson R, Brodke DS, Spina N, Spiker WR (2021). Cost analysis of primary single level lumbar discectomies using the Value Driven Outcomes database in a large academic center. (Epub ahead of print) Spine J.
  12. van den Berg P, Schechter-Perkins EM, Jack RS, Epshtein I, Nelson R, Oster E, Branch-Elliman W (2021). Effectiveness of three versus six feet of physical distancing for controlling spread of COVID-19 among primary and secondary students and staff: A retrospective, state-wide cohort study. (Epub ahead of print) Clin Infect Dis.
  13. Martin BI, Brodke DS, Wilson FA, Chaiyakunapruk N, Nelson RE (2021). The Impact of Halting Elective Admissions in Anticipation of a Demand Surge Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19). Med Care, 59(3), 213-219.
  14. Nelson RE, Byrne TH, Suo Y, Cook J, Pettey W, Gundlapalli AV, Greene T, Gelberg L, Kertesz SG, Tsai J, Montgomery AE (2021). Association of Temporary Financial Assistance With Housing Stability Among US Veterans in the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program. JAMA Netw Open, 4(2), e2037047.
  15. Nelson RE, Lautenbach E, Chang N, Jones M, Willson T, David M, Linkin D, Glick H, Doshi JA, Stevens VW (2020). Attributable Cost of Healthcare-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection in a Long-term Care Center. Clin Infect Dis, 72(Suppl 1), S27-S33.
  16. Nelson RE, Hatfield KM, Wolford H, Samore MH, Scott RD, Reddy SC, Olubajo B, Paul P, Jernigan JA, Baggs J (2020). National Estimates of Healthcare Costs Associated With Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infections Among Hospitalized Patients in the United States. Clin Infect Dis, 72(Suppl 1), S17-S26.
  17. Toth DJA, Samore MH, Nelson RE (2020). Economic Evaluations of New Antibiotics: The High Potential Value of Reducing Healthcare Transmission Through Decolonization. Clin Infect Dis, 72(Suppl 1), S34-S41.
  18. Nelson RE, Goto M, Samore MH, Jones M, Stevens VW, Evans ME, Schweizer ML, Perencevich EN, Rubin MA (2020). Expanding an Economic Evaluation of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Prevention Initiative to Include Prevention of Infections From Other Pathogens. Clin Infect Dis, 72(Suppl 1), S50-S58.
  19. Branch-Elliman W, Safdar N, Nelson R (2020). Economic Considerations in Infectious Diseases Emergency Response Preparedness: It's All About the Point of View. Clin Infect Dis, 72(1), 148-152.
  20. Jalali A, Rothwell E, Botkin JR, Anderson RA, Butterfield RJ, Nelson RE (2020). Cost-Effectiveness of Nusinersen and Universal Newborn Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. J Pediatr, 227, 274-280.e2.
  21. Johnson JT, Sullivan KL, Nelson RE, Sheng X, Greene TH, Bailly DK, Eckhauser AW, Marino BS, Minich LL, Pinto NM (2020). Factors That Contribute to Cost Differences Based on ICU of Admission in Neonates Undergoing Congenital Heart Surgery: A Novel Decomposition Analysis. Pediatr Crit Care Med, 21(9), e842-e847.
  22. Stevens VW, Khader K, Echevarria K, Nelson RE, Zhang Y, Jones M, Timbrook TT, Samore MH, Rubin MA (2019). Use of Oral Vancomycin for Clostridioides difficile Infection and the Risk of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci. Clin Infect Dis, 71(3), 645-651.
  23. Einerson BD, Nelson RE, Sandoval G, Esplin MS, Branch DW, Metz TD, Silver RM, Grobman WA, Reddy UM, Varner M, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development NICHD Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units MFMU Network (2020). Cost of Elective Labor Induction Compared With Expectant Management in Nulliparous Women. Obstet Gynecol, 136(1), 19-25.
  24. Stevens VW, Shoemaker HE, Jones MM, Jones BE, Nelson RE, Khader K, Samore MH, Rubin MA (2020). Validation of the SHEA/IDSA severity criteria to predict poor outcomes among inpatients and outpatients with Clostridioides difficile infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 41(5), 510-516.
  25. Jernigan JA, Hatfield KM, Wolford H, Nelson RE, Olubajo B, Reddy SC, McCarthy N, Paul P, McDonald LC, Kallen A, Fiore A, Craig M, Baggs J (2020). Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infections in U.S. Hospitalized Patients, 2012-2017. N Engl J Med, 382(14), 1309-1319.
  26. Jones BE, Ying J, Stevens V, Haroldsen C, He T, Nevers M, Christensen MA, Nelson RE, Stoddard GJ, Sauer BC, Yarbrough PM, Jones MM, Goetz MB, Greene T, Samore MH (2020). Empirical Anti-MRSA vs Standard Antibiotic Therapy and Risk of 30-Day Mortality in Patients Hospitalized for Pneumonia. JAMA Intern Med, 180(4), 552-560.
  27. Jalali A, Martin C, Nelson RE, Vanneman ME, Martin BI, Cooney KA, Waitzman NJ, ONeil B (2019). Provider Practice Competition and Adoption of Medicare's Oncology Care Model. Med Care, 58(2), 154-160.
  28. Colonna AL, Bellows BK, Enniss TM, Young JB, McCrum M, Nunez JM, Nirula R, Nelson RE (2020). Reducing the pain: A cost-effectiveness analysis of transversus abdominis plane block using liposomal bupivacaine for outpatient laparoscopic ventral hernia repair. Surg Open Sci, 2(2), 75-80.
  29. Marra AR, Perencevich EN, Nelson RE, Samore M, Khader K, Chiang HY, Chorazy ML, Herwaldt LA, Diekema DJ, Kuxhausen MF, Blevins A, Ward MA, McDanel JS, Nair R, Balkenende E, Schweizer ML (2020). Incidence and Outcomes Associated With Clostridium difficile Infections: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Netw Open, 3(1), e1917597.
  30. Brooke BS, Griffin CL, Kraiss LW, Kim J, Nelson R (2019). Cost-effectiveness of repeated interventions on failing arteriovenous fistulas. J Vasc Surg, 70(5), 1620-1628.
  31. Owlia M, Dodson JA, King JB, Derington CG, Herrick JS, Sedlis SP, Crook J, DuVall SL, LaFleur J, Nelson R, Patterson OV, Shah RU, Bress AP (2019). Angina Severity, Mortality, and Healthcare Utilization Among Veterans With Stable Angina. J Am Heart Assoc, 8(15), e012811.
  32. Chalmers PN, Kahn T, Broschinsky K, Ross H, Stertz I, Nelson R, Yoo M, Tashjian RZ (2019). An analysis of costs associated with shoulder arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 28(7), 1334-1340.
  33. Nelson RE, Ma J, Cheng Y, Ewing-Cobbs L, Clark A, Keenan H (2019). Healthcare Utilization and Missed Workdays for Parents of Children With Traumatic Brain Injury. J Head Trauma Rehabil, 34(4), 257-267.
  34. Nelson RE, Ma J, Miller K, Lawrence P, LaFleur J, Grotzke M, Barker A, Cannon GW, Battistone MJ (2019). The impact of a musculoskeletal training program on residents' recognition and treatment of osteoporosis. BMC Med Educ, 19(1), 223.
  35. Pinto NM, Waitzman N, Nelson R, Minich LL, Krikov S, Botto LD (2018). Early Childhood Inpatient Costs of Critical Congenital Heart Disease. J Pediatr, 203, 371-379.e7.
  36. Nelson RE, Stevens VW, Jones M, Khader K, Schweizer ML, Perencevich EN, Rubin MA, Samore MH (2018). Attributable Cost and Length of Stay Associated with Nosocomial Gram-Negative Bacterial Cultures. Antimicrob Agents Chemother, 62(11).
  37. Brignone E, Gundlapalli AV, Blais RK, Kimerling R, Barrett TS, Nelson RE, Carter ME, Samore MH, Fargo JD (2017). Increased Health Care Utilization and Costs Among Veterans With a Positive Screen for Military Sexual Trauma. Med Care, 55 Suppl 9 Suppl 2, S70-S77.
  38. Kamal MA, Smith PF, Chaiyakunapruk N, Wu DBC, Pratoomsoot C, Lee KKC, Chong HY, Nelson RE, Nieforth K, Dall G, Toovey S, Kong DCM, Kamauu A, Kirkpatrick CM, Rayner CR (2017). Interdisciplinary pharmacometrics linking oseltamivir pharmacology, influenza epidemiology and health economics to inform antiviral use in pandemics. Br J Clin Pharmacol, 83(7), 1580-1594.
  39. Nelson RE, Slayton RB, Stevens VW, Jones MM, Khader K, Rubin MA, Jernigan JA, Samore MH (2017). Attributable Mortality of Healthcare-Associated Infections Due to Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 38(7), 848-856.
  40. Nelson RE, Gundlapalli A, Carter M, Brignone E, Pettey W, Byrne T, Montgomery AE, Rupper R, Fargo J (2017). Rurality or Distance to Care and the Risk of Homelessness Among Afghanistan and Iraq Veterans. Hous Care Support, 20(2), 45-59.
  41. Stevens VW, Nelson RE, Schwab-Daugherty EM, Khader K, Jones MM, Brown KA, Greene T, Croft LD, Neuhauser M, Glassman P, Goetz MB, Samore MH, Rubin MA (2017). Comparative Effectiveness of Vancomycin and Metronidazole for the Prevention of Recurrence and Death in Patients With Clostridium difficile Infection. JAMA Intern Med, 177(4), 546-553.
  42. Pinto NM, Nelson R, Botto L, Puchalski MD, Krikov S, Kim J, Waitzman NJ (2017). Costs, mortality, and hospital usage in relation to prenatal diagnosis in d-transposition of the great arteries. Birth Defects Res, 109(4), 262-270.
  43. Byrne T, Nelson RE, Montgomery AE, Brignone E, Gundlapalli AV, Fargo JD (2017). Comparing the Utilization and Cost of Health Services between Veterans Experiencing Brief and Ongoing Episodes of Housing Instability. Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 94(1), 54-63.
  44. Nelson RE, Butler J, LaFleur J, Knippenberg K, C Kamauu AW, DuVall SL (2016). Determining Multiple Sclerosis Phenotype from Electronic Medical Records. J Manag Care Spec Pharm, 22(12), 1377-1382.
  45. Nelson RE, Okon N, Lesko AC, Majersik JJ, Bhatt A, Baraban E (2016). The cost-effectiveness of telestroke in the Pacific Northwest region of the USA. J Telemed Telecare, 22(7), 413-21.
  46. Nelson RE, Schweizer ML, Perencevich EN, Nelson SD, Khader K, Chiang HY, Chorazy ML, Blevins A, Ward MA, Samore MH (2016). Costs and Mortality Associated With Multidrug-Resistant Healthcare-Associated Acinetobacter Infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 37(10), 1212-8.
  47. Nelson RE, Stevens VW, Khader K, Jones M, Samore MH, Evans ME, Douglas Scott R 2nd, Slayton RB, Schweizer ML, Perencevich EL, Rubin MA (2016). Economic Analysis of Veterans Affairs Initiative to Prevent Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections. Am J Prev Med, 50(5 Suppl 1), S58-S65.
  48. Nelson RE, Jones M, Leecaster M, Samore MH, Ray W, Huttner A, Huttner B, Khader K, Stevens VW, Gerding D, Schweizer ML, Rubin MA (2016). An Economic Analysis of Strategies to Control Clostridium Difficile Transmission and Infection Using an Agent-Based Simulation Model. PLoS ONE, 11(3), e0152248.
  49. Xie Y, LaFleur J, Kamaauu A, Knippenberg K, DuVall SL, Haselkorn J, Nelson RE (2016). Rates of Early Treatment for US Veterans with Multiple Sclerosis. J Pharm Technol, 32(4), 143-149.
  50. Kaul S, Korgenski EK, Ying J, Ng CF, Smits-Seemann RR, Nelson RE, Andrews S, Raetz E, Fluchel M, Lemons R, Kirchhoff AC (2016). A retrospective analysis of treatment-related hospitalization costs of pediatric, adolescent, and young adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer Med, 5(2), 221-9.
  51. Bellows BK, Nelson RE, Oderda GM, LaFleur J (2016). Long-term cost-effectiveness of initiating treatment for painful diabetic neuropathy with pregabalin, duloxetine, gabapentin, or desipramine. Pain, 157(1), 203-213.
  52. Grosse SD, Nelson RE, Nyarko KA, Richardson LC, Raskob GE (2016). The economic burden of incident venous thromboembolism in the United States: A review of estimated attributable healthcare costs. Thromb Res, 137, 3-10.
  53. LaFleur J, Hoop R, Korner E, DuVall S, Morgan T, Pandya P, Han J, Knippenberg K, Nelson RE (2015). Predictors of Early Discontinuation of Pegylated Interferon for Reasons Other Than Lack of Efficacy in United States Veterans With Chronic Hepatitis C. Gastroenterol Nurs, 38(6), 417-28.
  54. Nam GE, Kaul S, Wu YP, Nelson RE, Wright J, Fluchel MN, Hacking CC, Kirchhoff AC (2015). A meta-analysis of body mass index of adolescent and adult survivors of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. J Cancer Surviv, 9(3), 412-21.
  55. Nelson RE, Nelson SD, Khader K, Perencevich EL, Schweizer ML, Rubin MA, Graves N, Harbarth S, Stevens VW, Samore MH (2015). The Magnitude of Time-Dependent Bias in the Estimation of Excess Length of Stay Attributable to Healthcare-Associated Infections. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 36(9), 1089-94.
  56. Stevens VW, Khader K, Nelson RE, Jones M, Rubin MA, Brown KA, Evans ME, Greene T, Slade E, Samore MH (2015). Excess Length of Stay Attributable to Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) in the Acute Care Setting: A Multistate Model. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 36(9), 1024-30.
  57. Nelson RE, Samore MH, Jones M, Greene T, Stevens VW, Liu CF, Graves N, Evans MF, Rubin MA (2015). Reducing Time-dependent Bias in Estimates of the Attributable Cost of Health Care-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections: A Comparison of Three Estimation Strategies. Med Care, 53(9), 827-34.
  58. Nelson RE, Xie Y, DuVall SL, Butler J, Kamauu AW, Knippenberg K, Schuerch M, Foskett N, LaFleur J (2015). Multiple Sclerosis and Risk of Infection-Related Hospitalization and Death in US Veterans. International Journal of MS Care, 17(5), 221-30.
  59. Kaul S, Barbeau B, Wright J, Fluchel M, Kirchhoff AC, Nelson RE (2015). Statewide Longitudinal Hospital Use and Charges for Pediatric and Adolescent Patients With Cancer. J Oncol Pract, 11(4), e468-75.
  60. Nelson RE, Stockmann C, Hersh AL, Pavia AT, Korgenksi K, Daly JA, Couturier MR, Ampofo K, Thorell EA, Doby EH, Robison JA, Blaschke AJ (2015). Economic analysis of rapid and sensitive polymerase chain reaction testing in the emergency department for influenza infections in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J, 34(6), 577-82.
  61. Nelson RE, Angelovic AW, Nelson SD, Gleed JR, Drews FA (2015). An economic analysis of adherence engineering to improve use of best practices during central line maintenance procedures. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 36(5), 550-6.
  62. Nelson RE, Jones M, Liu CF, Samore MH, Evans ME, Graves N, Lee B, Rubin MA (2015). The impact of healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections on post-discharge healthcare costs and utilization. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 36(5), 534-42.
  63. Nelson RE, Grosse SD, Waitzman NJ, Lin J, DuVall SL, Patterson O, Tsai J, Reyes N (2015). Using multiple sources of data for surveillance of postoperative venous thromboembolism among surgical patients treated in Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, 2005-2010. Thromb Res, 135(4), 636-42.
  64. Varier RU, Biltaji E, Smith KJ, Roberts MS, Kyle Jensen M, LaFleur J, Nelson RE (2015). Cost-effectiveness analysis of fecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 36(4), 438-44.
  65. Willson T, Nelson SD, Newbold J, Nelson RE, LaFleur J (2015). The clinical epidemiology of male osteoporosis: a review of the recent literature. Clin Epidemiol, 7, 65-76.
  66. Nelson RE, Stevens VW, Jones M, Samore MH, Rubin MA (2015). Health care-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections increases the risk of postdischarge mortality. Am J Infect Control, 43(1), 38-43.
  67. Gundlapalli AV, Nelson RE, Haroldsen C, Carter ME, LaFleur J (2015). Correlates of Initiation of Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis C Infection in United States Veterans, 2004-2009. PLoS ONE, 10(7), e0132056.
  68. Nelson SD, Nelson RE, Cannon GW, Lawrence P, Battistone MJ, Grotzke M, Rosenblum Y, LaFleur J (2014). Cost-effectiveness of training rural providers to identify and treat patients at risk for fragility fractures. Osteoporos Int, 25(12), 2701-7.
  69. Varier RU, Biltaji E, Smith KJ, Roberts MS, Jensen MK, LaFleur J, Nelson RE (2014). Cost-effectiveness analysis of treatment strategies for initial Clostridium difficile infection. Clin Microbiol Infect, 20(12), 1343-51.
  70. Stevens V, Geiger K, Concannon C, Nelson RE, Brown J, Dumyati G (2014). Inpatient costs, mortality and 30-day re-admission in patients with central-line-associated bloodstream infections. Clin Microbiol Infect, 20(5), O318-24.
  71. Nelson RE, Battistone MJ, Ashworth WD, Barker AM, Grotzke M, Huhtala TA, Lafleur J, Tashjian RZ, Cannon GW (2014). Cost effectiveness of training rural providers to perform joint injections. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 66(4), 559-66.
  72. Nelson RE, Hicken B, Cai B, Dahal A, West A, Rupper R (2014). Utilization of travel reimbursement in the Veterans Health Administration. J Rural Health, 30(2), 128-38.
  73. Nelson RE, Nelson SL, Huttner B, Gundlapalli A (2014). The effect of Medicare Part D on health care utilization for non-elderly Medicare recipients with disabilities. Disabil Health J, 7(1), 64-9.
  74. Nelson RE, Stenehjem D, Akerley W (2013). A comparison of individualized treatment guided by VeriStrat with standard of care treatment strategies in patients receiving second-line treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer: A cost-utility analysis. Lung Cancer, 82(3), 461-8.
  75. Nelson RE, Nebeker JR, Hayden C, Reimer L, Kone K, LaFleur J (2013). Comparing adherence to two different HIV antiretroviral regimens: an instrumental variable analysis. AIDS Behav, 17(1), 160-7.
  76. Nelson RE, Jones M, Rubin MA (2012). Decolonization with Mupirocin and Subsequent Risk of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Carriage in Veterans Affairs Hospitals. Infect Dis Ther, 1(1), 1.
  77. Byington CL, Reynolds CC, Korgenski K, Sheng X, Valentine KJ, Nelson RE, Daly JA, Osguthorpe RJ, James B, Savitz L, Pavia AT, Clark EB (2012). Costs and infant outcomes after implementation of a care process model for febrile infants. Pediatrics, 130(1), e16-24.
  78. Nelson RE, Nebeker JR, Sauer BC, LaFleur J (2012). Factors associated with screening or treatment initiation among male United States veterans at risk for osteoporosis fracture. Bone, 50(4), 983-8.
  79. LaFleur J, Nelson RE, Yao Y, Adler RA, Nebeker JR (2012). Validated risk rule using computerized data to identify males at high risk for fracture. Osteoporos Int, 23(3), 1017-27.
  80. Nelson RE, Hicken B, West A, Rupper R (2012). The effect of increased travel reimbursement rates on health care utilization in the VA. J Rural Health, 28(2), 192-201.
  81. LaFleur J, Nelson RE, Sauer BC, Nebeker JR (2011). Overestimation of the effects of adherence on outcomes: a case study in healthy user bias and hypertension. Heart, 97(22), 1862-9.
  82. Nelson RE, Saltzman GM, Skalabrin EJ, Demaerschalk BM, Majersik JJ (2011). The cost-effectiveness of telestroke in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. Neurology, 77(17), 1590-8.
  83. Nelson RE, McAdam-Marx C, Evans ML, Ward R, Campbell B, Brixner D, Lafleur J (2011). Patent extension policy for paediatric indications: an evaluation of the impact within three drug classes in a state Medicaid programme. Appl Health Econ Health Policy, 9(3), 171-81.
  84. Nelson RE, Kim J (2011). The impact of mental illness on the risk of employment termination. J Ment Health Policy Econ, 14(1), 39-52.
  85. Nelson RE, Samore MH, Smith KJ, Harbarth S, Rubin MA (2010). Cost-effectiveness of adding decolonization to a surveillance strategy of screening and isolation for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriers. Clin Microbiol Infect, 16(12), 1740-6.
  86. Nelson RE (2010). Testing the Fetal Origins Hypothesis in a developing country: evidence from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. Health Econ, 19(10), 1181-92.
  87. McAdam-Marx C, Bouchard J, Aagren M, Nelson R, Brixner D (2009). Analysis of glycaemic control and weight change in patients initiated with human or analog insulin in an US ambulatory care setting. Diabetes Obes Metab, 12(1), 54-64.


  1. Rubin MA, Nelson RE, Samore MH (2020). Matching Methods to Problems: Using Data Science and Transmission Modeling to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance. Clin Infect Dis, 72(Suppl 1), S74-S76.


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