Dr. Nelson is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and Dartmouth College. She completed her emergency medicine residency at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (HAEMR), at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and at the Massachusetts General Hospitals in Boston, where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Nelson is an Assistant Professor at TUSM and has been academic faculty at the MMC Emergency Medicine Residency Program since 2009. She has served as Clerkship Director for the MMC emergency medicine student rotation as well as Assistant Program Director for the EM residency program. More recently, Dr. Nelson was selected to be one of the inaugural faculty Coaches for the TUSM-Maine Track.

Dr. Nelson has a passion for scholarship in medical education and is currently completing a Master of Health Professions Education at the University of Illinois Chicago. In addition to medical education and scholarship, Dr. Nelson’s academic interests include wilderness medicine and international emergency medicine and development. She teaches a wilderness medicine course for the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and co-directs the TUSM-MMC Wilderness Medicine Elective for medical students. Dr. Nelson was a founding member of the Global Emergency Care (GEC), which runs training programs for emergency care in Uganda.