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Timothy Nelson

Timothy Nelson, Ph.D. Title: Professor Department:Psychology College/Organization: Arts and Sciences Campus: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Research Type:
  • Applied
  • Basic
  • Translational Science
Age Group:
  • Preschool/Pre-kindergarten
  • K-3
Population Focus
  • Children/Students
  • Parents/Families
  • Children with Disabilities
  • Low Income Populations
  • Healthcare/Mental Health Providers
  • Cultural Groups (Hispanic/Latino)
Research Keywords
  • Executive Control
  • Sleep
  • Obesity
  • Diet
  • Physical Activity
Research Questions
  • What is the role of early executive control development in mental and physical health trajectories for children and adolescents?
  • What are the individual, family, peer, school and community characteristics that impact the development of "high impact" pediatric health behaviors (e.g., sleep, diet, physical activity)?
  • What are the mechanisms that contribute to risk and resilience for vulnerable pediatric populations and how can we intervene to reduce health disparities?
Research Approach
  • Quantitative methods
Designs & Methods
  • Experimental
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Interventions
  • Longitudinal Study
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Multi-variate analysis
  • Multilevel Modeling
  • Observational Approaches
Research Tools
  • Direct Child Assessments
  • Document Reviews
  • fMRI/Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Observational Assessments
  • Psychobiological Assessment
  • Surveys/Questionnaires
  • Video Footage