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Richard E. Nelson

Richard E. Nelson, PhD

Languages spoken: English, Portuguese

Academic Information

Departments Primary - Internal Medicine , Adjunct - Pediatrics , Adjunct - Population Health Sciences

Divisions: , Epidemiology

Academic Office Information

Research Interests

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

Education History

Graduate Training University of Utah
University of Virginia
Graduate Training University of Virginia
Westminster College

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Duong KN, Nguyen DV, Chaiyakunapruk N, Nelson RE, Malone DC (2023). Cost-effectiveness of HLA-B*58:01 testing to prevent Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis in Vietnam. Pharmacogenomics.
  2. ONeil B, Dindinger-Hill K, Gill H, Coombs L, Haaland B, Ying J, Nelson RE, McPherson J, Kirchhoff AC, Ulrich CM, Huber J, Beck A, Mooney K (2023). Cost and Utilization Outcomes in Huntsman at Home, a Novel Oncology Hospital at Home Program. J Am Med Dir Assoc.
  3. Combs JC, Dougherty M, Yamasaki MU, DeCherney AH, Devine KM, Hill MJ, Rothwell E, OBrien JE, Nelson RE (2023). Preimplantation genetic testing for sickle cell disease: a cost-effectiveness analysis. F S Rep, 4(3), 300-307.
  4. Chapman AB, Cordasco K, Chassman S, Panadero T, Agans D, Jackson N, Clair K, Nelson R, Montgomery AE, Tsai J, Finley E, Gabrielian S (2023). Assessing longitudinal housing status using Electronic Health Record data: a comparison of natural language processing, structured data, and patient-reported history. Front Artif Intell, 6, 1187501.
  5. Ertem Z, Nelson RE, Schechter-Perkins EM, Al-Amery A, Zhang X, Branch-Elliman W (2023). Condition-Dependent and Dynamic Impacts of Indoor Masking Policies for COVID-19 Mitigation: A Nationwide, Interrupted Time-Series Analysis. Clin Infect Dis.
  6. DeRussy A, Byrne T, Nelson R, Richman J, Montgomery AE (2023). Change in Homeless and Health Services Use Following Migration Among Veterans with Experience of Homelessness. J Gen Intern Med.
  7. Conlin PR, Zhang L, Li D, Nelson RE, Prentice JC, Mohr DC (2022). Association of hemoglobin A1c stability with mortality and diabetes complications in older adults with diabetes. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care, 11(2).
  8. Syeed MS, Nonthasawadsri T, Nelson RE, Chaiyakunapruk N, Nathisuwan S (2023). Integrating Real-World Evidence in Economic Evaluation of Oral Anticoagulants for Stroke Prevention in Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation in a Developing Country. Am J Cardiovasc Drugs, 23(2), 173-183.
  9. Stewart IJ, Ambardar S, Howard JT, Janak JC, Walker LE, Poltavskiy E, Alcover KC, Watrous J, V Gundlapalli A, B P Pettey W, Suo Y, Nelson RE (2023). Long-Term Health Care Costs for Service Members Injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mil Med.
  10. Yoo M, Nelson RE, Cutshall Z, Dougherty M, Kohli M (2023). Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Six Immunotherapy-Based Regimens and Sunitinib in Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Public Payer Perspective. JCO Oncol Pract, OP2200447.
  11. Byrne T, Montgomery AE, Chapman AB, Pettey W, Effiong A, Suo Y, Velasquez T, Nelson RE (2022). Predictors of homeless service utilization and stable housing status among Veterans receiving services from a nationwide homelessness prevention and rapid rehousing program. Eval Program Plann, 97, 102223.
  12. Federer AE, Yoo M, Stephens AS, Nelson RE, Steadman JN, Tyser AR, Kazmers NH (2022). Minimizing Costs for Dorsal Wrist Ganglion Treatment: A Cost-Minimization Analysis. J Hand Surg Am, 48(1), 9-18.
  13. Nelson RE, Montgomery AE, Suo Y, Pettey W, Evans W, Greene T, Gelberg L, Kertesz S, Tsai J, Byrne T (2022). The impact of temporary housing assistance expenditures on subcategories of healthcare cost for US veterans facing housing instability. J Health Care Poor Underserved, 33(4), 1821-1843.
  14. Voils CI, Coffman CJ, Wu RR, Grubber JM, Fisher DA, Strawbridge EM, Sperber N, Wang V, Scheuner MT, Provenzale D, Nelson RE, Hauser E, Orlando LA, Goldstein KM (2022). A Cluster Randomized Trial of a Family Health History Platform to Identify and Manage Patients at Increased Risk for Colorectal Cancer. J Gen Intern Med.
  15. Ko H, Martin BI, Nelson RE, Pelt CE (2022). How Does the Effect of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model Vary Based on Surgical Volume and Costs of Care? Med Care, 61, 20-26.
  16. Einerson BD, Nelson R, Botto LD, Minich LL, Krikov S, Waitzman N, Pinto NM (2022). Prenatally diagnosed congenital heart disease: the cost of maternal care. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med, 35, 1-7.
  17. Gabrielian S, Finley EP, Ganz DA, Barnard JM, Jackson NJ, Montgomery AE, Nelson RE, Cordasco KM (2022). Comparing two implementation strategies for implementing and sustaining a case management practice serving homeless-experienced veterans: a protocol for a type 3 hybrid cluster-randomized trial. Implement Sci, 17(1), 67.
  18. Marchand WR, Zhang C, Hamilton C, Presson AP, Nelson R, Yoo M, Garland EL, Nazarenko E, Herrmann T (2022). Utilization and outcomes of a Whole Health model of care by Veterans with psychiatric illness. Complement Ther Med, 71, 102884.
  19. Fisher L, Nelson RE, Ertem Z, Schechter-Perkins EM, Oster E, Branch-Elliman W (2022). Lack of Association between Pandemic School Mode Policy and Pediatric Body Mass Index Percentile over Time. Child Obes.
  20. Mohr DC, Zhang L, Prentice JC, Nelson RE, Li D, Pleasants E, Conlin PR (2021). Association of hemoglobin A1c time in range with risk for diabetes complications. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care, 10(4).
  21. Wagner TH, Schoemaker L, Gehlert E, Nelson RE, Murphy K, Martini S, Graham GD, Govindarajan P, Williams LS (2022). One-Year Costs Associated With the Veterans Affairs National TeleStroke Program. Value Health, 25, 937-943.
  22. Chhibber A, Kharat A, Duong K, Nelson RE, Samore MH, Wilson FA, Chaiyakunapruk N (2021). Strategies to minimize inequity in COVID-19 vaccine access in the US: Implications for future vaccine rollouts. Lancet Reg Health Am, 7, 100138.
  23. Nelson RE, Byrne T, Zickmund S, Galyean P, Suo Y, Cook J, Pettey W, Velasquez T, Greene T, Gelberg L, Kertesz S, Tsai J, Montgomery AE (2022). Which veterans in the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program receive temporary financial assistance and why: a mixed methods study. J Soc Distress Homeless, In Press.
  24. Coln-Emeric CS, Lee R, Pieper CF, Lyles KW, Zullig LL, Nelson RE, Robinson K, Igwe I, Jadhav J, Adler RA (2021). Protocol for the models of primary osteoporosis screening in men (MOPS) cluster randomized trial. Contemp Clin Trials, 112, 106634.
  25. Debbink MP, Metz TD, Nelson RE, Janes SE, Kroes A, Begaye LJ, Heuser CC, Smid MC, Silver RM, Varner MW, Einerson BD (2021). Directly Measured Costs of Severe Maternal Morbidity Events during Delivery Admission Compared with Uncomplicated Deliveries. Am J Perinatol, 39(6), 567-576.
  26. Ertem Z, Schechter-Perkins EM, Oster E, van den Berg P, Epshtein I, Chaiyakunapruk N, Wilson FA, Perencevich E, Pettey WBP, Branch-Elliman W, Nelson RE (2021). The impact of school opening model on SARS-CoV-2 community incidence and mortality. Nat Med, 27(12), 2120-2126.
  27. van den Berg P, Schechter-Perkins EM, Jack RS, Epshtein I, Nelson R, Oster E, Branch-Elliman W (2021). Effectiveness of 3 Versus 6 ft of Physical Distancing for Controlling Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Among Primary and Secondary Students and Staff: A Retrospective, Statewide Cohort Study. Clin Infect Dis, 73(10), 1871-1878.
  28. Benson AE, Metcalf RA, Cail K, Rollins MD, Warrick CM, Falkner D, Clark EAS, Nelson RE, Einerson BD (2021). Transfusion Preparedness in the Labor and Delivery Unit: An Initiative to Improve Safety and Cost. Obstet Gynecol, 138(5), 788-794.
  29. Nelson RE, Hyun D, Jezek A, Samore MH (2021). Mortality, Length of Stay, and Healthcare Costs Associated With Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infections Among Elderly Hospitalized Patients in the United States. Clin Infect Dis, 74(6), 1070-1080.
  30. Ko H, Martin BI, Nelson RE, Pelt CE (2021). Patient selection in the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model. Health Serv Res, 57(1), 72-90.
  31. 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. Urol Oncol, 39(10), 732.e9-732.e16.
  32. Chapman AB, Jones A, Kelley AT, Jones B, Gawron L, Montgomery AE, Byrne T, Suo Y, Cook J, Pettey W, Peterson K, Jones M, Nelson R (2021). ReHouSED: A novel measurement of Veteran housing stability using natural language processing. J Biomed Inform, 122, 103903.
  33. Kharat AA, Nelson R, Au T, Biskupiak J (2021). Cost-effectiveness analysis of FOLFIRINOX vs gemcitabine with nab-paclitaxel as adjuvant treatment for resected pancreatic cancer in the United States based on PRODIGE-24 and APACT trials. J Manag Care Spec Pharm, 27(10), 1367-1375.
  34. Yoo M, Madaras-Kelly K, Nevers M, Fleming-Dutra KE, Hersh AL, Ying J, Haaland B, Samore M, Nelson RE (2021). A Veterans' Healthcare Administration (VHA) antibiotic stewardship intervention to improve outpatient antibiotic use for acute respiratory infections: A cost-effectiveness analysis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 43, 1-7.
  35. Meredith, HR, Arehart, E, Grantz, KH, Beams, A, Sheets, T, Nelson, R, Zhang, Y, Vinik, RG, Barfuss, D, Pettit, JC, McCaffrey, K, Dunn, AC, Good, M, Frattaroli, S, Samore, MH, Lessler, J, Lee, EC, Keegan, LT (2021). Coordinated strategy for a model-based decision support tool for coronavirus disease, Utah, USA. Emerg Infect Dis, 27(5), 1259-1265.
  36. Rogers MJ, Stephens AR, Yoo M, Nelson RE, Kazmers NH (2021). Optimizing Costs and Outcomes for Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis from Societal and Health-Care System Perspectives. J Bone Joint Surg Am.
  37. 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, 39(23), 2586-2593.
  38. 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. Spine J, 21(8), 1309-1317.
  39. 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, 42(8), 991-996.
  40. 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. Diabetes Care, 44(8), 1750-1756.
  41. 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.
  42. 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, 43, 1.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. Albin SR, Bellows BK, Van Boerum DH, Hunter S, Koppenhaver SL, Nelson RE, Marcus R, Dibble L, Cornwall M, Fritz JM (2020). Cost-Effectiveness of Operative Versus Nonoperative Management of Patients With Intra-articular Calcaneal Fractures. J Orthop Trauma, 34(7), 382-388.
  56. 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.
  57. Chatterjee P, Williams MD, Coppin JD, Allton Y, Choi H, Martel JAD, Zeber JE, Nelson RE, Donskey CJ, Jinadatha C (2020). Effectiveness of Copper-Impregnated Solid Surfaces on Lowering Microbial Bio-Burden Levels in an Acute Care Hospital. Open Forum Infect Dis, 7(8), ofaa238.
  58. Yoo M, Nelson RE, Illing DA, Martin BI, Tyser AR, Kazmers NH (2020). Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Comparing Proximal Row Carpectomy and Four-Corner Arthrodesis. JB JS Open Access, 5(2), e0080.
  59. Makarewich CA, Stotts AK, Yoo M, Nelson RE, Rothberg DL (2019). Inpatient Versus Outpatient Treatment of Gartland Type II Supracondylar Humerus Fractures: A Cost and Safety Comparison. J Pediatr Orthop, 40(5), 211-217.
  60. 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.
  61. 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.
  62. 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.
  63. Chalmers PN, Uffman W, Christensen G, Greis P, Aoki S, Nelson R, Yoo M, Tashjian RZ (2020). A single-institution analysis of factors affecting costs in the arthroscopic treatment of glenohumeral instability. JSES Int, 4(2), 297-301.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. 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.
  67. Uffmann WJ, Christensen GV, Yoo M, Nelson RE, Greis PE, Burks RT, Tashjian RZ, Chalmers PN (2019). A Cost-Minimization Analysis of Intraoperative Costs in Arthroscopic Bankart Repair, Open Latarjet, and Distal Tibial Allograft. Orthop J Sports Med, 7(11), 2325967119882001.
  68. 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.
  69. Goldstein KM, Fisher DA, Wu RR, Orlando LA, Coffman CJ, Grubber JM, Rakhra-Burris T, Wang V, Scheuner MT, Sperber N, Datta SK, Nelson RE, Strawbridge E, Provenzale D, Hauser ER, Voils CI (2019). An electronic family health history tool to identify and manage patients at increased risk for colorectal cancer: protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 20(1), 576.
  70. 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.
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. 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.
  75. 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).
  76. Tabiri S, Yenli EMT, Gyamfi FE, Jalali A, Nelson RE, Price RR, Katz MG (2018). The use of mesh for inguinal hernia repair in northern Ghana. J Surg Res, 230, 137-142.
  77. Morrow EH, Chen J, Patel R, Bellows B, Nirula R, Glasgow R, Nelson RE (2018). Watchful waiting versus elective repair for asymptomatic and minimally symptomatic paraesophageal hernias: A cost-effectiveness analysis. Am J Surg, 216(4), 760-763.
  78. Nelson RE, Ma J, Crook J, Knippenberg K, Nyman H, Paul D, Esker S, LaFleur J (2018). Health Care Costs in a Cohort of HIV-Infected U.S. Veterans Receiving Regimens Containing Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate/Emtricitabine. J Manag Care Spec Pharm, 24(10), 1052-1066.
  79. Katz M, Jalali A, Abantanga FA, Nelson RE, Price R (2019). Barriers to timely presentation of patients with surgical conditions at Tamale Teaching Hospital in northern Ghana. World J Surg, 43(2), 346-352.
  80. Karns MR, Jones DL, Todd DC, Maak TG, Aoki SK, Burks RT, Yoo M, Nelson RE, Greis PE (2018). Patient- and Procedure-Specific Variables Driving Total Direct Costs of Outpatient Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Orthop J Sports Med, 6(8), 2325967118788543.
  81. Nelson RE, Hicken B, Vanneman M, Liu CF, Rupper R (2018). The Impact of a Change in the Price of VA Health Care on Utilization of VA and Medicare Services. Med Care, 56(7), 569-576.
  82. Chalmers PN, Granger E, Nelson R, Yoo M, Tashjian RZ (2018). Factors Affecting Cost, Outcomes, and Tendon Healing After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. Arthroscopy, 34(5), 1393-1400.
  83. Livorsi DJ, Chorazy ML, Schweizer ML, Balkenende EC, Blevins AE, Nair R, Samore MH, Nelson RE, Khader K, Perencevich EN (2018). A systematic review of the epidemiology of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in the United States. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control, 7, 55.
  84. Wu DBC, Chaiyakunapruk N, Pratoomsoot C, Lee KKC, Chong HY, Nelson RE, Smith PF, Kirkpatrick CM, Kamal MA, Nieforth K, Dall G, Toovey S, Kong DCM, Kamauu A, Rayner CR (2018). Cost-utility analysis of antiviral use under pandemic influenza using a novel approach - linking pharmacology, epidemiology and heath economics. Epidemiol Infect, 146(4), 496-507.
  85. Tashjian RZ, Belisle J, Baran S, Granger EK, Nelson RE, Burks RT, Greis PE (2018). Factors influencing direct clinical costs of outpatient arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 27(2), 237-241.
  86. Perencevich EN, Harris AD, Pfeiffer CD, Rubin MA, Hill JN, Baracco GJ, Evans ME, Klutts JS, Streit JA, Nelson RE, Khader K, Reisinger HS (2018). Establishing a Research Agenda for Preventing Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Acute-Care Settings in the Veterans Health Administration. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 39(2), 189-195.
  87. Nelson RE, Deka R, Khader K, Stevens VW, Schweizer ML, Rubin MA (2017). Dynamic transmission models for economic analysis applied to health care-associated infections: A review of the literature. Am J Infect Control, 45(12), 1382-1387.
  88. Einerson BD, Stehlikova Z, Nelson RE, Bellows BK, Kawamoto K, Clark EAS (2017). Transfusion Preparedness Strategies for Obstetric Hemorrhage: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Obstet Gynecol, 130(6), 1347-1355.
  89. Williams ST, Lawrence PT, Miller KL, Crook JL, LaFleur J, Cannon GW, Nelson RE (2017). A comparison of electronic and manual fracture risk assessment tools in screening elderly male US veterans at risk for osteoporosis. Osteoporos Int, 28(11), 3107-3111.
  90. McDanel J, Schweizer M, Crabb V, Nelson R, Samore M, Khader K, Blevins AE, Diekema D, Chiang HY, Nair R, Perencevich E (2017). Incidence of Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase (ESBL)-Producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella Infections in the United States: A Systematic Literature Review. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 38(10), 1209-1215.
  91. 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.
  92. 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.
  93. Lawrence PT, Grotzke MP, Rosenblum Y, Nelson RE, LaFleur J, Miller KL, Ma J, Cannon GW (2017). The Bone Health Team: A Team-Based Approach to Improving Osteoporosis Care for Primary Care Patients. J Prim Care Community Health, 8(3), 135-140.
  94. 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.
  95. 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. 20(2), 45-59.
  96. 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.
  97. 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.
  98. 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. J Urban Health, 94(1), 54-63.
  99. Chiang HY, Perencevich EN, Nair R, Nelson RE, Samore M, Khader K, Chorazy ML, Herwaldt LA, Blevins A, Ward MA, Schweizer ML (2017). Incidence and Outcomes Associated With Infections Caused by Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci in the United States: Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 38(2), 203-215.
  100. 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.
  101. 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.
  102. 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.
  103. 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.
  104. 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.
  105. 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.
  106. 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.
  107. 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.
  108. 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.
  109. 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.
  110. 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.
  111. 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.
  112. 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.
  113. 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.
  114. 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. Int J MS Care, 17(5), 221-30.
  115. 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.
  116. 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.
  117. 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.
  118. 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.
  119. 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.
  120. 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.
  121. 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.
  122. 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.
  123. 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.
  124. 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.
  125. 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.
  126. 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.
  127. 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.
  128. 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.
  129. 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.
  130. 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.
  131. 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.
  132. 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.
  133. 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.
  134. 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.
  135. 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.
  136. 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.
  137. 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.
  138. 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.
  139. 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.
  140. 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.
  141. 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.
  142. Nelson RE (2010). Testing the Fetal Origins Hypothesis in a developing country: evidence from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. Health Econ, 19(10), 1181-92.
  143. 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.


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  1. Ertem Z, Schechter-Perkins E, Oster E, van den Berg P, Epshtein I, Chaiyakunapruk N, Wilson F, Perenchevich E, Pettey W, Branch-Elliman W, Nelson R (2021). The Impact of School Opening Model on SARS-CoV-2 Community Incidence and Mortality: A Nationwide Cohort Study. Res Sq. United States.