Felicity Nelson is a public health professional with work and research experience in chronic and infectious diseases.
At Results for Development, (R4D), Ms. Nelson supports the nutrition team’s Strengthening Systems for the Treatment of Acute Malnutrition (SSTAM) project as a program associate. In collaboration with UNICEF, the team will create a dynamic and action-oriented toolkit to help countries approach the integration of severe acute malnutrition treatment into existing health systems.
Before joining R4D, Ms. Nelson worked in global health at the National Institutes of Health-Fogarty International Center and Sabin Vaccine Institute. At the NIH-Fogarty International Center Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies, she conducted data analysis for the Water, Sanitation, Health, and Hygiene Initiative (WSHHI), that occurred in Oshikandass, Pakistan to improve the surveillance of and treatment for children suffering from communicable diseases. She helped to define the cohort’s population and evaluate the associations between disease status, viral carriage, and health outcomes among pneumonia diagnosed children. She synthesized findings into a master’s thesis and working manuscript.
At the Sabin Vaccine Institute, Ms. Nelson researched topical areas across the scientific landscape to support the organization’s work to promote universal influenza vaccine innovations. She wrote syntheses exploring the use of artificial intelligence and immuno-oncology as they apply to universal influenza vaccine development and helped identify key stakeholders.
Ms. Nelson received a master’s in public health (MPH) in epidemiology from George Washington University. Her studies emphasized data management, nutrition, and infectious diseases.