Lyndsay Ann Nelson, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Faculty Appointments
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TennesseeM.A., Experimental Psychology, Appalachian State University, Boone, North CarolinaB.S., Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Research Description
My research program involves evaluating the usability and effectiveness of technology-delivered health interventions, with a focus on user engagement, type 2 diabetes, and vulnerable populations. I aim to examine more critically how patients engage with technology-based interventions in order to design interventions that optimize engagement, and in turn, outcomes among underserved adults.
Nelson LA, Wallston KA, Kripalani S, LeStourgeon LM, Williamson SE, Mayberry LS. Assessing barriers to diabetes medication adherence using the Information-Motivation-Behavioral skills model. Diabetes Res. Clin. Pract [print-electronic]. 2018 Aug; 142: 374-84. PMID: 29879495, PMCID: PMC6083841, PII: S0168-8227(17)31944-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2018.05.046, ISSN: 1872-8227.

Nelson LA, Wallston KA, Kripalani S, Greevy RA, Elasy TA, Bergner EM, Gentry CK, Mayberry LS. Mobile Phone Support for Diabetes Self-Care Among Diverse Adults: Protocol for a Three-Arm Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2018 Apr 4/10/2018; 7(4): e92. PMID: 29636319, PMCID: PMC5915673, PII: v7i4e92, DOI: 10.2196/resprot.9443, ISSN: 1929-0748.

Bergner EM, Nelson LA, Rothman RL, Mayberry L. Text Messaging May Engage and Benefit Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Regardless of Health Literacy Status. Health Lit Res Pract. 2017 Oct; 1(4): e192-e202. PMID: 29214241, PMCID: PMC5714586, DOI: 10.3928/24748307-20170906-01, ISSN: 2474-8307.

Nelson LA, Mulvaney SA, Johnson KB, Osborn CY. MHealth Intervention Elements and User Characteristics Determine Utility: A Mixed-Methods Analysis. Diabetes Technol. Ther. 2017 Jan; 19(1): 9-17. PMID: 28099052, PMCID: PMC5248539, DOI: 10.1089/dia.2016.0294, ISSN: 1557-8593.

Nelson LA, Mulvaney SA, Gebretsadik T, Johnson KB, Osborn CY. The MEssaging for Diabetes (MED) intervention improves short-term medication adherence among low-income adults with type 2 diabetes. J Behav Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Dec; 39(6): 995-1000. PMID: 27488604, PMCID: PMC5176095, PII: 10.1007/s10865-016-9774-2, DOI: 10.1007/s10865-016-9774-2, ISSN: 1573-3521.

Nelson LA, Mayberry LS, Wallston K, Kripalani S, Bergner EM, Osborn CY. Development and Usability of REACH: A Tailored Theory-Based Text Messaging Intervention for Disadvantaged Adults With Type 2 Diabetes. JMIR Hum Factors. 2016 Sep 9/8/2016; 3(2): e23. PMID: 27609738, PMCID: PMC5034151, PII: v3i2e23, DOI: 10.2196/humanfactors.6029, ISSN: 2292-9495.

Nelson LA, Coston TD, Cherrington AL, Osborn CY. Patterns of User Engagement with Mobile- and Web-Delivered Self-Care Interventions for Adults with T2DM: A Review of the Literature. Curr. Diab. Rep. 2016 Jul; 16(7): 66. PMID: 27255269, PMCID: PMC5268129, PII: 10.1007/s11892-016-0755-1, DOI: 10.1007/s11892-016-0755-1, ISSN: 1539-0829.

Nelson LA, Bethune MC, Lagotte AE, Osborn CY. The Usability of Diabetes MAP: A Web-delivered Intervention for Improving Medication Adherence. JMIR Hum Factors. 2016 May 5/12/2016; 3(1): e13. PMID: 27174496, PMCID: PMC4909385, PII: v3i1e13, DOI: 10.2196/humanfactors.5177, ISSN: 2292-9495.

Nelson LA, Mulvaney SA, Gebretsadik T, Ho YX, Johnson KB, Osborn CY. Disparities in the use of a mHealth medication adherence promotion intervention for low-income adults with type 2 diabetes. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2016 Jan; 23(1): 12-8. PMID: 26186935, PMCID: PMC5009937, PII: ocv082, DOI: 10.1093/jamia/ocv082, ISSN: 1527-974X.