Mycobacterium tuberculosis evolution and ecology, infectious disease in ancient Andean populations, population health and disease in the pre-contact and colonial Americas, and environmental, cultural and socio-political influences on pathogen emergence and evolution.
2015. Master of Science, Graduate School of Biomedical Science, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, Texas
2012. Bachelor of Arts. Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Refereed Journal Publications
2018 Posth, Cosimo et al., Reconstructing the Deep Population History of Central and South America. Cell.
2018 Verena J. Schuenemann, Aditya Kumar Lankapalli, Rodrigo Barquera, Elizabeth A. Nelson, Diana Iraíz Hernández,Víctor Acuña Alonzo, Kirsten I. Bos, Lourdes Márquez Morfín, Alexander Herbig, Johannes Krause. Historic Treponema pallidum genomes from Colonial Mexico. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases.
2016 Bryan Hockett and Elizabeth A. Nelson. Of Ancient Econs and Modern Humans. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.
2016 Elizabeth A. Nelson, Christine L. Halling, and Jane E. Buikstra. Environmental Influences in Health of the Ray Site Community: the importance of including multiple variables when developing a thorough differential diagnosis. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. Invited.
2014 Claire A. Kirchhoff and Elizabeth A. Nelson. The Human Skull. MedEd Portal: www.mededportal.org/publication/9696.