Professor, Social Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Office of Human Research Ethics
MSc 1984, Southern Illinois University
BA 1979, Luther College
DANIEL NELSON is a Professor of Social Medicine, an Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, and the Director of the Office of Human Research Ethics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Trained in medical physiology, Nelson previously held faculty appointments at the Mayo Clinic, with a sabbatical fellowship conducting human studies in Europe; and the University of Rochester, where he was director of research in a clinical gastroenterology unit and chair of a hospital Institutional Review Board (IRB). His move to UNC-Chapel Hill in 1998 represented a fulltime commitment to research ethics.
A national leader in the field of human research protections, Nelson has served as past-president of the Applied Research Ethics National Association (ARENA); charter member of the Council for Accreditation, Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) and the Council for Certification of IRB Professionals (CCIP); founding co-chair of the IRB-Sponsor Roundtable; consultant to the federal Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP); and liaison to the National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC). Since 2005, he has co-chaired a subcommittee of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP), which advises the US Dept of Health and Human Services on the regulations that govern this area (the "Common Rule"). Nelson is also a co-investigator on several NIH grants on issues surrounding research ethics, and frequently lectures on related topics.
Fax: 919.966.1612Post: Daniel Nelson / CB #7097, Office of Human Research Ethics / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7097