Eric J Nelson

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

Associate Professor (tenured)

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.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2025
PHC7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2020
PHC6947 Occupational Health Field Research Experience
2019-2020
PHC6601 Seminar in Contemporary Public Health Issues
2018-2019,2021-2022
PHC7979 Advanced Research
2018-2019
PHC6722 Environmental and Global Health Research Methods Rotation
2019,2021-2023,2023-2024
PHC6445 Global Public Health and Development II
2018
MDC7400 Pediatric Clerkship
2018
MDC7401 Senior Pediatric Clk
2017,2022
PHC6937 Special Topics in Public Health
2021,2023
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Pediatrics
Areas of Interest
  • Cholera

Publications

2024
Development and evaluation of a clinical guideline for a paediatric telemedicine service in a low-resource setting.
BMJ paediatrics open. 8(1) [DOI] 10.1136/bmjpo-2023-002164. [PMID] 38191203.
2023
Evaluating the prerequisites for adapting a paediatric nighttime telemedicine and medication delivery service to a setting with high malarial burden: A cross-sectional pre-implementation study.
Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH. 28(9):763-770 [DOI] 10.1111/tmi.13921. [PMID] 37536706.
2023
Implementation of a Pediatric Telemedicine and Medication Delivery Service in a Resource-limited Setting: A Pilot Study for Clinical Safety and Feasibility.
The Journal of pediatrics. 257 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2022.12.005. [PMID] 36528053.
2023
Persistence of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Omicron Variant in Children and Utility of Rapid Antigen Testing as an Indicator of Culturable Virus.
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 76(3):e491-e494 [DOI] 10.1093/cid/ciac693. [PMID] 36029095.
2023
The infected and the affected: A longitudinal study of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on schoolchildren in Florida.
Frontiers in public health. 11 [DOI] 10.3389/fpubh.2023.1003923. [PMID] 36969651.
2022
A Nighttime Telemedicine and Medication Delivery Service to Avert Pediatric Emergencies in Haiti: An Exploratory Cost-Effectiveness Analysis.
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 106(4):1063-1071 [DOI] 10.4269/ajtmh.21-1068. [PMID] 35189597.
2022
Antigen vs RT-PCR Tests for Screening Quarantined Students in Florida During the COVID-19 Pandemic SARS-CoV-2 Delta Variant Surge.
JAMA pediatrics. 176(5):525-526 [DOI] 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2022.0080. [PMID] 35254393.
2022
Development of a Monoclonal Antibody to a Vibriophage as a Proxy for Vibrio cholerae Detection.
Infection and immunity. 90(8) [DOI] 10.1128/iai.00161-22. [PMID] 35862704.
2022
Genome-wide association studies reveal distinct genetic correlates and increased heritability of antimicrobial resistance in Vibrio cholerae under anaerobic conditions.
Microbial genomics. 8(12) [DOI] 10.1099/mgen.0.000905. [PMID] 36748512.
2022
Improving Antibiotic Stewardship for Diarrheal Disease With Probability-Based Electronic Clinical Decision Support: A Randomized Crossover Trial.
JAMA pediatrics. 176(10):973-979 [DOI] 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2022.2535. [PMID] 36036920.
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. 26(11):1512-1525 [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. 105(5):1368-1375 [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
Opportunities to catalyse improved healthcare access in pluralistic systems: a cross-sectional study in Haiti.
BMJ open. 11(11) [DOI] 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047367. [PMID] 34810180.
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

May 2024 ACTIVE
Recurrence of Cholera in Haiti: Exploration of Contributing Factors and Intervention Strategies
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID
Aug 2023 ACTIVE
Improving Performance of a Pediatric TeleMedicine and Medication Delivery Service through mHealth Technology
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER
Aug 2023 ACTIVE
Epidemiology and Ecology of Cholera in Africa
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY via NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID
Jan 2023 ACTIVE
Next generation ORS: Randomized controlled trial comparing ORS with calcium vs standard ORS in reducing severity of adults with acute watery diarrhea
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID
Sep 2022 ACTIVE
A mobile health tool to improve antibiotic stewardship among village doctors in Bangladesh
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF UTAH via NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD
Jun 2022 ACTIVE
MotoMeds: Providing Essential Nighttime Healthcare to Children
Role: Faculty
Funding: US AGCY INTL DEV
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 BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
Sep 2018 – Jun 2023
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 – Apr 2022
Estimating Cholera Burden with Cross-sectional Immunologic Data
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF UTAH via NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID
Apr 2017 – Sep 2022
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

Contact Details

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