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Eve-Lynn Nelson, PhD

Senior Scientist

Eve-Lynn Nelson, PhD, is a senior scientist for the KU Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth. In addition, she has a joint appointment as a professor in the Pediatrics department. She began at KU Medical Center after completing her internship at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital, and graduating from the clinical psychology program at the University of Kansas in 2002.

Dr. Nelson's research has focused on health services delivery using telemedicine, particularly telemental health. She has served as principal investigator and evaluator on several federal and foundation grant-supported research projects, including a randomized trial of childhood depression treatment over interactive televideo, an evaluation of provider-patient communication using telemedicine, an evaluation of home telehealth for lactation support, and studies of team-based telemedicine clinics for ADHD, youth depression and autism. She is currently the principal investigator on two federal grant-funded research projects integrating distance education and telemedicine services for geriatric populations and pediatric epilepsy. She is a co-investigator on a National Institute for Mental Health evaluation of telemedicine diagnosis of autism in young children. She frequently speaks about telemental health and its outcome, practice and policy. Dr. Nelson served as co-chair for the American Telemedicine Association's telemental health guidelines. She is the clinical provider and supervisor for several telemental health clinics, including a multidisciplinary training clinic treating children with depression over telemedicine. The telemedicine clinics provide service across urban and rural Kansas schools and in other pediatric clinics. She teaches and supervises for the University of Kansas clinical psychology graduate program and KU School of Nursing.

Last modified: Jul 26, 2018
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