Eve-Lynn Nelson, PhD
Eve-Lynn Nelson, PhD, has a joint appointment as associate director
of the University of Kansas Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth
and as associate professor in the University of Kansas School of
Medicine Department of Pediatrics. She began at KU Medical Center
after completing her internship at the University of Miami — Jackson
Memorial Hospital and graduating from the clinical psychology
program at the University of Kansas in 2002.
Dr. Nelson's research has focused on health services delivery
using telemedicine, particularly telemental health. She has served
as Principal Investigator and evaluator on several federal and
foundation grant-supported research projects, including a randomized
trial of childhood depression treatment over interactive televideo,
an evaluation of provider-patient communication using telemedicine,
and studies of team-based telemedicine clinics for ADHD, youth
depression, and autism. She is currently the PI on two federal
grant-funded research projects integrating distance education and
telemedicine services for geriatric populations and for pediatric
epilepsy. Among her other current projects are evaluation of home
telehealth for lactation support. She is a frequently invited speaker
concerning telemental health and its outcome, practice, and policy.
She serves as co-chair for the American Telemedicine Association’s
telemental health guidelines.
Dr. Nelson is the clinical provider for several telemental
health clinics, including a multidisciplinary training clinic
treating children with depression over telemedicine. This clinic
provides service across urban and rural Kansas schools and in
free-standing clinics. She also teaches a grant-supported online
depression course for trainees across the health professions as
well as several graduate psychology courses.