Mary Baron Nelson, PhD RN CPNPAssistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Mary Baron Nelson received a faculty appointment after serving as a nurse practitioner since 2012 in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Her research interests focus on the mechanisms of brain injury from childhood cancer treatment through neuroimaging, and including neurocognitive and psychosocial late effects and development of interventions.
She has been a nurse practitioner since 1995 and has primarily worked with children with brain tumors and childhood cancer survivors. Nelson has an MS degree in nursing from Boston College and a PhD in nursing from UCLA. She has been conducting research in childhood brain tumor survivors since 2007 and is actively involved in the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses, currently serving as Chair of the Evidence-Based Practice and Research committee.