Headshot portrait of Lorene Nelson - Associate Professor of Health Research and Policy (Epidemiology)
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Dr. Nelson's research program is focused on the epidemiology and complex etiology of neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and multiple sclerosis.

As the Faculty Executive Director of the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences, Dr. Nelson is leading strategic initiatives that involve a growing number of population health scientists at Stanford. Our goal is to develop innovative and transdisciplinary approaches to address the critical determinants of population health, including but not limited to strategies that can be addressed in our rapidly changing health care system.