Dr. Nelson’s research focuses on HIV/AIDS; tropical medicine; leprosy; nosocomial infections; hepatitis B, C and E; infections in drug users; transfusion-transmitted infections; tuberculosis; and Penicillium marneffei and viral-induced liver cancer.
He has directed studies of populations in the United States, including injection drug-user patients with HIV/AIDS and blood donors and transfusion recipients, as well as in several international sites, including Thailand, Bangladesh, China and the Republic of Georgia.
Fwu CW, Chien YC, Nelson KE, Kirk GD, You SL, Kuo HS, Feinleib M, Chen CJ. "Mortality after chronic hepatitis B virus infection: a linkage study involving 2 million parous women from Taiwan." J Infect Dis. 2010 Apr 1;201(7):1016-23.
Tian F, Wang J, Huang Y, Guo X, Yun Z, Yang T, Nelson K, Schreiber GB, Ness P, Shan H. "Psychological and behavioural impacts of the 2008 China earthquake on blood donors." Vox Sang. 2010 Mar 1. [Epub ahead of print]
Nelson KM, Thiede H, Hawes SE, Golden MR, Hutcheson R, Carey JW, Kurth A, Jenkins RA. "Why the wait? Delayed HIV diagnosis among men who have sex with men." J Urban Health. 2010 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print]
Fu Y, Wang Y, Xia W, Pybus OG, Qin W, Lu L, Nelson K. "New trends of HCV infection in China revealed by genetic analysis of viral sequences determined from first-time volunteer blood donors." J Viral Hepat. 2010 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print]
Yang C, Latkin C, Luan R, Nelson K. "Condom use with female sex workers among male clients in Sichuan Province, China: the role of interpersonal and venue-level factors." J Urban Health. 2010 Feb 9. [Epub ahead of print]