Danielle S Nelson

Danielle S Nelson, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Assistant Professor & Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer

Business Email: danielle.nelson@ufl.edu

About Danielle S Nelson

Danielle Nelson, M.D., M.P.H., joined University of Florida Health in September 2016 and practices at UF Health Family Medicine – Main. In addition, Dr. Nelson works with the UF Health Family Medicine Residency Program.  Dr. Nelson received her bachelor of science degree from the University of California, San Diego, and her medical degree as well as master of public health degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. 

Dr. Nelson served as medical director of the Valley Health Center, Milpitas in California as well as interim chair for the family medicine department of the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC).  She was named the “Preceptor of the Year” in 2015 for her outstanding work at Stanford University Medical School Family Medicine core clerkship.  She has been a lecturer for women’s health and served on the curriculum committee for the Internal Medicine residency at SCVMC.  She has authored/co-authored a perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine, a chapter in the Atlas of Pediatrics in the Tropics and Resource-limited Settings, and an eBook titled, “Cholera Outbreak Training and Shigellosis Program (COTS Program). A novel approach to preparing for outbreaks in emergency settings.” 

Dr. Nelson speaks French and Spanish.  Her areas of interest include resident education, women’s health, chronic disease management, group visits, underserved medicine and medical education.

Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine
    American Board of Family Medicine

Clinical Profile

  • Family Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • Family Medicine
  • Gender dysphoria
  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Preventive health care
  • Women’s health


Case Report: Can Inhaled Adenosine Attenuate COVID-19?
Frontiers in pharmacology. 12 [DOI] 10.3389/fphar.2021.676577. [PMID] 34434105.
Development of nutrition counselling resources for family medicine using the knowledge to action framework.
Family practice. 38(1):32-37 [DOI] 10.1093/fampra/cmaa020. [PMID] 32255188.
Variations in Awareness of Association Between Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and Cardiovascular Risk by Specialty.
Cardiology and therapy. 10(2):577-592 [DOI] 10.1007/s40119-021-00220-y. [PMID] 34043209.
Antibiotics for both moderate and severe cholera.
The New England journal of medicine. 364(1):5-7 [DOI] 10.1056/NEJMp1013771. [PMID] 21142691.


Residency – Family Medicine
2010 · Lawrence Family Medicine Residency
Medical Degree
2007 · Tufts University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
MDC7124 Family Med/Geriatrics
MDT7100 Elect Top/Community

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