Areas of Interest
Finding causes and effective treatments to slow progression and prevent the development of diabetic kidney disease.
Dr. Nelson is an epidemiologist who has conducted studies of type 2 diabetes and its complications in the Pima Indians since 1986. His research focuses primarily on the epidemiology of diabetic kidney disease in type 2 diabetes, and his areas of special interest include the natural history, genetic and environmental determinants, pathophysiology, and treatment of diabetic kidney disease.
- Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1998
- M.P.H., Harvard University, 1986
- B.S., M.D., Loma Linda University, 1978