Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Office Location:
The Tower at STAR – Suite 614

Amy Nelson, an Assistant Professor in the Epidemiology Program, is an infectious disease epidemiologist with a peripatetic career path. Her focus is on creating dynamic and relevant training materials for epidemiologists working in front-line public health. Before joining the University of Delaware she worked training state and local public health epidemiologists in the Southeastern United States and Central America, and has developed training used for influenza first responders across the globe. Dr. Nelson has lived and worked in Kenya, Nepal, and South Africa, and currently resides near Washington, DC. 



PhD, University of North Carolina, 2004

MPH, University of Michigan, 1999

  • Infectious disease disparities
  • Disease transmission modalities
  • Methods of public health education