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Sharon Nelson PhD

Assistant clinical professor,, The Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Nelson is an assistant clinical professor in the psychological clinic at the Pennsylvania State University. Her primary interests involve improving identification/assessment, access and quality of care for individuals with severe, chronic mental health disorders that impact how they think about themselves or others (such as personality pathology or serious mental illness diagnoses). Special interests include using large data and healthcare records to assess systems of care issues. She also has interests in training clinicians in providing excellent care and being able to conduct program evaluation of their interventions and clinical setting. Dr. Nelson also works with the Center for the Evaluation and Implementation Resources through the VHA system, where she works to provide training and resources to train clinicians in how to conduct program evaluation best practices.