Timothy Nelson, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Timothy Nelson is trained as a clinical child psychologist and has broad research interests within pediatric health psychology. More specifically, he is interested in pediatric health behaviors (e.g., sleep, diet, physical activity); the interplay between physical health and mental health for children and adolescents; and methodological issues in pediatric health research. He seeks to employ diverse data collection and analysis strategies to better understand the factors that contribute to pediatric health and key health behaviors, and to inform intervention/prevention programs to improve health, particularly among vulnerable populations.

Nelson completed his graduate training at the University of Kansas, earning his doctorate in clinical child psychology. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and his post-doctoral fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine, specializing in pediatric health psychology. Nelson joined UNL’s psychology department faculty in 2009 and currently serves as the associate director of clinical training for the APA-accredited clinical psychology training program. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Nebraska.