FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER, NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Dr. Martha Nelson served as a medical writer and researcher at Close Concerns from 2003 to 2005 and continues to engage with the company. She graduated with a Biology degree, magna cum laude, from Amherst College in 2004. She studied infectious disease dynamics during her doctoral study, completing her PhD at the Pennsylvania State University in 2008 with a thesis titled ‘The genomic evolution of influenza A virus.’ Martha is now a Staff Scientist at the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. Martha’s father, paternal grandfather, great-grandmother, and great-uncle all have had type 2 diabetes, and Martha retains a keen interest in diabetes therapeutics, prevention, and basic research.