Eric J Nelson

Eric J Nelson, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: MD-CHILD HEALTH RES INSTITUTE
Business Phone: (352) 273-5400
Business Email: eric.nelson@ufl.edu

About Eric J Nelson

Dr. Nelson is a pediatric hospitalist and sees patients at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Board-certified in pediatrics, Dr. Nelson earned his medical degree from Tufts University. He then completed a pediatric residency at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University followed by a pediatric global health fellowship from Stanford. 

Dr. Nelson is currently on faculty at the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute and is an Assistant Professor with the UF Department of Pediatrics. Prior to joining UF in 2016, Dr. Nelson served as Pediatric Global Health Physician Scientist and Instructor for the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Stanford University.

Dr. Nelson enjoys spending time with his family, playing the cello, sailing and playing soccer.

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Pediatrics
Areas of Interest
  • Cholera

Publications

2021
A modular approach to integrating multiple data sources into real-time clinical prediction for pediatric diarrhea.
eLife. 10 [DOI] 10.7554/eLife.63009. [PMID] 33527894.
2021
Assessing the performance of clinical diagnostic models for dehydration among patients with cholera and undernutrition in Bangladesh.
Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH. [DOI] 10.1111/tmi.13675. [PMID] 34469615.
2021
Clinical and socio-environmental determinants of multidrug-resistant vibrio cholerae 01 in older children and adults in Bangladesh.
International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. 105:436-441 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.02.102. [PMID] 33647514.
2021
Derivation and Internal Validation of a Score to Predict Dehydration Severity in Patients over 5 Years with Acute Diarrhea.
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. [DOI] 10.4269/ajtmh.21-0143. [PMID] 34398821.
2021
Derivation of the first clinical diagnostic models for dehydration severity in patients over five years with acute diarrhea.
PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 15(3) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pntd.0009266. [PMID] 33690646.
2021
High-throughput low-cost nl-qPCR for enteropathogen detection: A proof-of-concept among hospitalized patients in Bangladesh.
PloS one. 16(10) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0257708. [PMID] 34597302.
2021
Multidrug-resistant enteric pathogens in older children and adults with diarrhea in Bangladesh: epidemiology and risk factors.
Tropical medicine and health. 49(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s41182-021-00327-x. [PMID] 33966631.
2021
Psychosocial Health of K-12 Students Engaged in Emergency Remote Education and In-Person Schooling: A Cross-Sectional Study.
International journal of environmental research and public health. 18(16) [DOI] 10.3390/ijerph18168564. [PMID] 34444312.
2021
Psychosocial health of school-aged children during the initial COVID-19 safer-at-home school mandates in Florida: a cross-sectional study.
BMC public health. 21(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12889-021-10540-2. [PMID] 33781220.
2021
SARS-CoV-2 Positivity on or After 9 Days Among Quarantined Student Contacts of Confirmed Cases.
JAMA. 325(15):1561-1562 [DOI] 10.1001/jama.2021.2392. [PMID] 33605978.
2020
An ethnographic exploration of diarrheal disease management in public hospitals in Bangladesh: From problems to solutions.
Social science & medicine (1982). 260 [DOI] 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113185. [PMID] 32712557.
2020
Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron-Infecting Bacteriophage Isolates Inform Sequence-Based Host Range Predictions.
Cell host & microbe. 28(3):371-379.e5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.chom.2020.06.011. [PMID] 32652063.
2020
Clinical predictors for etiology of acute diarrhea in children in resource-limited settings.
PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 14(10) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pntd.0008677. [PMID] 33035209.
2020
Electronic decision support and diarrhoeal disease guideline adherence (mHDM): a cluster randomised controlled trial.
The Lancet. Digital health. 2(5):e250-e258 [DOI] 10.1016/S2589-7500(20)30062-5. [PMID] 33328057.
2020
Gold Standard Cholera Diagnostics Are Tarnished by Lytic Bacteriophage and Antibiotics.
Journal of clinical microbiology. 58(9) [DOI] 10.1128/JCM.00412-20. [PMID] 32611794.
2020
Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae evolution and establishment of reservoirs in aquatic ecosystems.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 117(14):7897-7904 [DOI] 10.1073/pnas.1918763117. [PMID] 32229557.
2019
Acute Respiratory Illness in Rural Haiti.
International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. 81:176-183 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.02.003. [PMID] 30772468.
2017
Determinants of severe dehydration from diarrheal disease at hospital presentation: Evidence from 22 years of admissions in Bangladesh.
PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 11(4) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005512. [PMID] 28448489.
2017
Socioeconomic Determinants of Cipro-floxacin-Resistant Shigella Infections in Bangladeshi Children.
Pathogens & immunity. 2(1):89-101 [DOI] 10.20411/pai.v2i1.174. [PMID] 28603782.

Grants

Nov 2019 ACTIVE
Development of a cholera rapid diagnostic test that targets both Vibrio cholerae and vibriophage
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: WELLCOME TRUST via UNITED KINGDOM
Apr 2019 ACTIVE
Cholera in Goma, DRC
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID
Oct 2018 – Sep 2020
Development of a Bayesian diagnostic for etiological management of pediatric diarrhea
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF UTAH via GATES FOU, BILL & MELINDA
Sep 2018 ACTIVE
Development of a Novel Mobile Health Tool for Age-Specific Dehydration Assessment and Management in Patients with Diarrheal Disease
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: LIFESPAN RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL via NATL INST OF HLTH NIDDK
May 2018 ACTIVE
Estimating Cholera Burden with Cross-sectional Immunologic Data
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF UTAH via NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID
Apr 2017 ACTIVE
Epidemiology and Ecology of Cholera in Africa
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY via NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID
Oct 2016 – Aug 2020
A novel approach to improve patient care and diarrheal disease research using mobile technology
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH OD
Sep 2016 – Aug 2020
The evaluation of a mHealth platform for diarrheal disease decision support and real-time epidemiology
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2021
PHC7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2020
PHC6947 Occupational Health Field Research Experience
2019-2020
PHC6601 Seminar in Contemporary Public Health Issues
2018-2019,2021
PHC7979 Advanced Research
2018-2019
PHC6722 Environmental and Global Health Research Methods Rotation
2019,2021
PHC6445 Global Public Health and Development II
2018
MDC7400 Pediatric Clerkship
2018
MDC7401 Senior Pediatric Clk
2017
PHC6937 Special Topics in Public Health
2021
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience

Contact Details

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