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Christine Nelson

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentDean's Office
Address155 N Fresno St
Fresno CA 93701
Phone559-499-6560
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    Christine Nelson M.D.
    Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF

    Christine Nelson, M.D., is board certified in Pediatrics and fellowship trained in Neonatology and Ambulatory Pediatrics.

    She earned her medical degree from University of Wisconsin. Her residency in Pediatrics was completed at University of California, Irvine where she also finished her fellowship in Ambulatory Pediatrics. She finished her fellowship in Neonatology at Miller Children’s Hospital.

    She previously served as the Co-Medical Director of the Kaweah Delta Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Medical Director of Inpatient Pediatrics at Kaweah Delta Medical Center, and the Medical Director of the General Pediatrics CareLine at Miller Children’s Hospital. She has held faculty positions at University of California, Irvine and the A.T. Stills School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona.

    Dr. Nelson is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    Her hobbies include reading, knitting, cruising, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.


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    1. DeVoe JE, Hoopes M, Nelson CA, Cohen DJ, Sumic A, Hall J, Angier H, Marino M, O'Malley JP, Gold R. Electronic health record tools to assist with children's insurance coverage: a mixed methods study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 May 10; 18(1):354. PMID: 29747644.
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    2. Hall JD, Harding RL, DeVoe JE, Gold R, Angier H, Sumic A, Nelson CA, Likumahuwa-Ackman S, Cohen DJ. Designing Health Information Technology Tools to Prevent Gaps in Public Health Insurance. J Innov Health Inform. 2017 Jun 23; 24(2):900. PMID: 28749314.
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    3. Khalid A, Boken DJ, Nelson CA, Totten VY. A Case of Osteomyelitis of the toe caused by Coccidioidomycosis in a 17 year-old with Diabetes Insipidus. IDCases. 2017; 9:14-16. PMID: 28560172.
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    4. Gold R, Bunce A, Cowburn S, Davis JV, Hollombe C, Nelson CA, Puro J, Muench J, Hill C, Jaworski V, Mercer M, Howard C, Perrin N, DeVoe J. Cardiovascular care guideline implementation in community health centers in Oregon: a mixed-methods analysis of real-world barriers and challenges. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 04 05; 17(1):253. PMID: 28381249.
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    5. Bunce AE, Gold R, Davis JV, Mercer M, Jaworski V, Hollombe C, Nelson C. "Salt in the Wound": Safety Net Clinician Perspectives on Performance Feedback Derived From EHR Data. J Ambul Care Manage. 2017 Jan/Mar; 40(1):26-35. PMID: 27902550.
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    6. Rieckmann T, Muench J, McBurnie MA, Leo MC, Crawford P, Ford D, Stubbs J, O'Cleirigh C, Mayer KH, Fiscella K, Wright N, Doe-Simkins M, Cuddeback M, Salisbury-Afshar E, Nelson C. Medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders within a national community health center research network. Subst Abus. 2016 Oct-Dec; 37(4):625-634. PMID: 27218678.
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    7. Bailey SR, Heintzman JD, Marino M, Hoopes MJ, Hatch BA, Gold R, Cowburn SC, Nelson CA, Angier HE, DeVoe JE. Measuring Preventive Care Delivery: Comparing Rates Across Three Data Sources. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Nov; 51(5):752-761. PMID: 27522472.
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    8. Gold R, Bunce AE, Cohen DJ, Hollombe C, Nelson CA, Proctor EK, Pope JA, DeVoe JE. Reporting on the Strategies Needed to Implement Proven Interventions: An Example From a "Real-World" Cross-Setting Implementation Study. Mayo Clin Proc. 2016 Aug; 91(8):1074-83. PMID: 27113199; PMCID: PMC4975638 [Available on 08/01/17].
    9. Gold R, Hollombe C, Bunce A, Nelson C, Davis JV, Cowburn S, Perrin N, DeVoe J, Mossman N, Boles B, Horberg M, Dearing JW, Jaworski V, Cohen D, Smith D. Study protocol for "Study of Practices Enabling Implementation and Adaptation in the Safety Net (SPREAD-NET)": a pragmatic trial comparing implementation strategies. Implement Sci. 2015 Oct 16; 10:144. PMID: 26474759; PMCID: PMC4609090.
    10. Brown T, Lee JY, Park J, Nelson CA, McBurnie MA, Liss DT, Kaleba EO, Henley E, Harigopal P, Grant L, Crawford P, Carroll JE, Alperovitz-Bichell K, Baker DW. Colorectal cancer screening at community health centers: A survey of clinicians' attitudes, practices, and perceived barriers. Prev Med Rep. 2015; 2:886-91. PMID: 26844165; PMCID: PMC4721393.
    11. DeVoe JE, Huguet N, Likumahuwa-Ackman S, Angier H, Nelson C, Marino M, Cohen D, Sumic A, Hoopes M, Harding RL, Dearing M, Gold R. Testing health information technology tools to facilitate health insurance support: a protocol for an effectiveness-implementation hybrid randomized trial. Implement Sci. 2015 Aug 25; 10:123. PMID: 26652866.
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    12. Angier H, Marino M, Sumic A, O'Malley J, Likumahuwa-Ackman S, Hoopes M, Nelson C, Gold R, Cohen D, Dickerson K, DeVoe JE. Innovative methods for parents and clinics to create tools for kids' care (IMPACCT Kids' Care) study protocol. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Sep; 44:159-163. PMID: 26291916.
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    13. Gold R, Burdick T, Angier H, Wallace L, Nelson C, Likumahuwa-Ackman S, Sumic A, DeVoe JE. Improve Synergy Between Health Information Exchange and Electronic Health Records to Increase Rates of Continuously Insured Patients. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2015; 3(1):1158. PMID: 26355818.
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    14. Likumahuwa-Ackman S, Angier H, Sumic A, Harding RL, Cottrell EK, Cohen DJ, Nelson CA, Burdick TE, Wallace LS, Gallia C, DeVoe JE. IMPACCT Kids' Care: a real-world example of stakeholder involvement in comparative effectiveness research. J Comp Eff Res. 2015 Aug; 4(4):351-7. PMID: 26274796; PMCID: PMC4538706.
    15. DeVoe JE, Marino M, Gold R, Hoopes MJ, Cowburn S, O'Malley JP, Heintzman J, Gallia C, McConnell KJ, Nelson CA, Huguet N, Bailey SR. Community Health Center Use After Oregon's Randomized Medicaid Experiment. Ann Fam Med. 2015 Jul-Aug; 13(4):312-20. PMID: 26195674; PMCID: PMC4508170.
    16. Gold R, Nelson C, Cowburn S, Bunce A, Hollombe C, Davis J, Muench J, Hill C, Mital M, Puro J, Perrin N, Nichols G, Turner A, Mercer M, Jaworski V, Howard C, Abiles E, Shah A, Dudl J, Chan W, DeVoe J. Feasibility and impact of implementing a private care system's diabetes quality improvement intervention in the safety net: a cluster-randomized trial. Implement Sci. 2015 Jun 10; 10:83. PMID: 26059264; PMCID: PMC4461907.
    17. Baker DW, Liss DT, Alperovitz-Bichell K, Brown T, Carroll JE, Crawford P, Harigopal P, Henley E, Nelson CA, Rittner SS. Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates at Community Health Centers that Use Electronic Health Records: A Cross Sectional Study. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2015 May; 26(2):377-90. PMID: 25913336.
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    18. Heintzman J, Marino M, Hoopes M, Bailey SR, Gold R, O'Malley J, Angier H, Nelson C, Cottrell E, Devoe J. Supporting health insurance expansion: do electronic health records have valid insurance verification and enrollment data? J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 Jul; 22(4):909-13. PMID: 25888586; PMCID: PMC5009899.
    19. DeVoe JE, Marino M, Angier H, O'Malley JP, Crawford C, Nelson C, Tillotson CJ, Bailey SR, Gallia C, Gold R. Effect of expanding medicaid for parents on children's health insurance coverage: lessons from the Oregon experiment. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Jan; 169(1):e143145. PMID: 25561041; PMCID: PMC4918752.
    20. Krist AH, Aycock RA, Etz RS, Devoe JE, Sabo RT, Williams R, Stein KL, Iwamoto G, Puro J, Deshazo J, Kashiri PL, Arkind J, Romney C, Kano M, Nelson C, Longo DR, Wolver S, Woolf SH. MyPreventiveCare: implementation and dissemination of an interactive preventive health record in three practice-based research networks serving disadvantaged patients--a randomized cluster trial. Implement Sci. 2014 Dec 11; 9:181. PMID: 25500097; PMCID: PMC4269965.
    21. Bunce AE, Gold R, Davis JV, McMullen CK, Jaworski V, Mercer M, Nelson C. Ethnographic process evaluation in primary care: explaining the complexity of implementation. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014 Dec 05; 14:607. PMID: 25475025; PMCID: PMC4265455.
    22. Angier H, Likumahuwa S, Finnegan S, Vakarcs T, Nelson C, Bazemore A, Carrozza M, DeVoe JE. Using geographic information systems (GIS) to identify communities in need of health insurance outreach: An OCHIN practice-based research network (PBRN) report. J Am Board Fam Med. 2014 Nov-Dec; 27(6):804-10. PMID: 25381078; PMCID: PMC4920044.
    23. Gold R, Bailey SR, O'Malley JP, Hoopes MJ, Cowburn S, Marino M, Heintzman J, Nelson C, Fortmann SP, DeVoe JE. Estimating demand for care after a medicaid expansion: lessons from Oregon. J Ambul Care Manage. 2014 Oct-Dec; 37(4):282-92. PMID: 24608921; PMCID: PMC4172441.
    24. Heintzman J, Marino M, Hoopes M, Bailey S, Gold R, Crawford C, Cowburn S, O'Malley J, Nelson C, DeVoe JE. Using electronic health record data to evaluate preventive service utilization among uninsured safety net patients. Prev Med. 2014 Oct; 67:306-10. PMID: 25124279; PMCID: PMC4363138.
    25. DeVoe JE, Gold R, Cottrell E, Bauer V, Brickman A, Puro J, Nelson C, Mayer KH, Sears A, Burdick T, Merrell J, Matthews P, Fields S. The ADVANCE network: accelerating data value across a national community health center network. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Jul-Aug; 21(4):591-5. PMID: 24821740; PMCID: PMC4078289.
    26. DeVoe J, Angier H, Likumahuwa S, Hall J, Nelson C, Dickerson K, Keller S, Burdick T, Cohen D. Use of qualitative methods and user-centered design to develop customized health information technology tools within federally qualified health centers to keep children insured. J Ambul Care Manage. 2014 Apr-Jun; 37(2):148-54. PMID: 24594562.
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    27. Coronado GD, Vollmer WM, Petrik A, Aguirre J, Kapka T, Devoe J, Puro J, Miers T, Lembach J, Turner A, Sanchez J, Retecki S, Nelson C, Green B. Strategies and opportunities to STOP colon cancer in priority populations: pragmatic pilot study design and outcomes. BMC Cancer. 2014 Feb 26; 14:55. PMID: 24571550; PMCID: PMC3936821.
    28. Heintzman J, Likumahuwa S, Nelson C, Eiff MP, Gold R, Carroll JE, Muench J, Hill C, Mital M, DeVoe JE. "Not a kidney or a lung:" research challenges in a network of safety net clinics. Fam Med. 2014 Feb; 46(2):105-11. PMID: 24573517; PMCID: PMC4404146.
    29. Hickman SE, Nelson CA, Smith-Howell E, Hammes BJ. Use of the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment program for patients being discharged from the hospital to the nursing facility. J Palliat Med. 2014 Jan; 17(1):43-9. PMID: 24351129; PMCID: PMC3887400.
    30. Hatch B, Angier H, Marino M, Heintzman J, Nelson C, Gold R, Vakarcs T, Devoe J. Using electronic health records to conduct children's health insurance surveillance. Pediatrics. 2013 Dec; 132(6):e1584-91. PMID: 24249814; PMCID: PMC4918749.
    31. Cartwright JC, Hickman SE, Nelson CA, Knafl KA. Investigators' successful strategies for working with Institutional Review Boards. Res Nurs Health. 2013 Oct; 36(5):478-86. PMID: 23813748; PMCID: PMC3967853.
    32. DeVoe JE, Likumahuwa S, Eiff MP, Nelson CA, Carroll JE, Hill CN, Gold R, Kullberg PA. Lessons learned and challenges ahead: report from the OCHIN Safety Net West practice-based research network (PBRN). J Am Board Fam Med. 2012 Sep-Oct; 25(5):560-4. PMID: 22956690; PMCID: PMC3582650.
    33. Gold R, Muench J, Hill C, Turner A, Mital M, Milano C, Shah A, Nelson C, DeVoe JE, Nichols GA. Collaborative development of a randomized study to adapt a diabetes quality improvement initiative for federally qualified health centers. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 Aug; 23(3 Suppl):236-46. PMID: 22864500; PMCID: PMC3730843.
    34. Hickman SE, Cartwright JC, Nelson CA, Knafl K. Compassion and vigilance: investigators' strategies to manage ethical concerns in palliative and end-of-life research. J Palliat Med. 2012 Aug; 15(8):880-9. PMID: 22731516; PMCID: PMC3396150.
    35. Hickman SE, Nelson CA, Moss AH, Tolle SW, Perrin NA, Hammes BJ. The consistency between treatments provided to nursing facility residents and orders on the physician orders for life-sustaining treatment form. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Nov; 59(11):2091-9. PMID: 22092007; PMCID: PMC3228414.
    36. Devoe JE, Gold R, Spofford M, Chauvie S, Muench J, Turner A, Likumahuwa S, Nelson C. Developing a network of community health centers with a common electronic health record: description of the Safety Net West Practice-based Research Network (SNW-PBRN). J Am Board Fam Med. 2011 Sep-Oct; 24(5):597-604. PMID: 21900444; PMCID: PMC3525325.
    37. Hickman SE, Nelson CA, Perrin NA, Moss AH, Hammes BJ, Tolle SW. A comparison of methods to communicate treatment preferences in nursing facilities: traditional practices versus the physician orders for life-sustaining treatment program. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Jul; 58(7):1241-8. PMID: 20649687; PMCID: PMC2963454.
    38. Padula WV, Nelson CA, Padula WV, Benabib R, Yilmaz T, Krevisky S. Modifying postural adaptation following a CVA through prismatic shift of visuo-spatial egocenter. Brain Inj. 2009 Jun; 23(6):566-76. PMID: 19484630.
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    39. Hickman SE, Nelson CA, Moss AH, Hammes BJ, Terwilliger A, Jackson A, Tolle SW. Use of the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) paradigm program in the hospice setting. J Palliat Med. 2009 Feb; 12(2):133-41. PMID: 19207056; PMCID: PMC2966836.
    40. Norton SA, Tilden VP, Tolle SW, Nelson CA, Eggman ST. Life support withdrawal: communication and conflict. Am J Crit Care. 2003 Nov; 12(6):548-55. PMID: 14619361.
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