David Nelson, M.D.


Professor of Medicine, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Director, University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Associate Dean for Clinical Research, University of Florida
Co-Chair, OneFlorida Steering Committee
Member, OneFlorida Executive Committee 

David Nelson, M.D., is assistant vice president for research at the University of Florida, associate dean for clinical research for the UF College of Medicine and director of the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Nelson co-led the development of the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium with Elizabeth A. Shenkman, Ph.D. Nelson is the co-chair of the Steering Committee and plays an integral role in facilitating multi-site network partnerships and studies. His clinical expertise is gastroenterology and hepatology with an emphasis on clinical research and viral hepatitis. He currently operates extensive clinical and translational research programs and has organized both statewide and national clinical trial infrastructures. Nelson has led the development of a highly innovative, longitudinal data infrastructure that has allowed large-scale implementation science and comparative effectiveness research to be conducted in a diverse Florida population.