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Jeffrey Nelson, Ph.D.
Optimal self-care for patients with chronic wounds includes dressing changes, good nutrition, and recognizing warning signs of infection.
Dr. Jeffrey Nelson is a Senior Research Scientist and wound expert at Abbott, a global healthcare company and leader in nutrition science.
As part of the Nutrition Scientific and Medical Affairs team, Dr. Nelson is responsible for clinical research in adult therapeutic nutrition and provides scientific support and education for Abbott’s adult specialty nutrition products around the world. With an expertise in wound healing, Dr. Nelson helps healthcare providers and patients address chronic and acute wounds.
The area of research has always been a passion for Dr. Nelson – prior to his impressive 23-year tenure at Abbott, he was a Senior Research Scientist at the Shriners Burns Institute for Burn Injured Children and held an adjunct Assistant Professor position in the Department of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical School in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dr. Nelson has published more than 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts over the past 30 plus years and conducted research studies on a range of topics including nutrition’s role in hospital malnourishment and readmission rates, diabetic foot ulcer treatment, glucose tolerance, and more. He is a go-to expert on the topic of nutrition and chronic wounds and has given presentations in a number of areas including wound healing, burn trauma, oncology, sepsis, ARDS, diabetes, critical care, health economics, and other nutrition-related topics.
Dr. Nelson obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, and is a member of the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel.