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Lindsay D. Nelson PhD

Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Neurosurgery
Division: Research
Program: Brain Injury Research

Member of the Neuroscience Research Center


  • Risk Factors for Prolonged Symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pediatric Sports Concussion Clinic Cohort. (Fehr SD, Nelson LD, Scharer KR, Traudt EA, Veenstra JM, Tarima SS, Liu XC, Walter KD) Clin J Sport Med 2017 Nov 13 PMID: 29084034 10/31/2017
  • Acute Clinical Predictors of Symptom Recovery in Emergency Department Patients with Uncomplicated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury or Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries. (Nelson LD, Furger RE, Ranson J, Tarima S, Hammeke TA, Randolph C, Barr WB, Guskiewicz K, Olsen CM, Lerner EB, McCrea MA) J Neurotrauma 2018 Jan 15;35(2):249-259 PMID: 29017409 PMCID: PMC5784791 10/12/2017
  • Prospective Assessment of Acute Blood Markers of Brain Injury in Sport-Related Concussion. (Meier TB, Nelson LD, Huber DL, Bazarian JJ, Hayes RL, McCrea MA) J Neurotrauma 2017 Nov 15;34(22):3134-3142 PMID: 28699381 PMCID: PMC5678359 07/13/2017
  • Neuropsychological Screening of Sport-Related Concussion. (McCrea MA, Asken B, Nelson LD) Neurol Clin 2017 Aug;35(3):487-500 PMID: 28673411 07/05/2017
  • Validating Multidimensional Outcome Assessment Using the TBI Common Data Elements: An Analysis of the TRACK-TBI Pilot Sample. (Nelson LD, Ranson J, Ferguson AR, Giacino J, Okonkwo DO, Valadka A, Manley G, McCrea M) J Neurotrauma 2017 Jun 08 PMID: 28595478 PMCID: PMC5678361 06/10/2017
  • Diagnosis and Management of Acute Concussion. (McCrea MA, Nelson LD, Guskiewicz K) Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 2017 May;28(2):271-286 PMID: 28390513 04/10/2017
  • Prospective, Head-to-Head Study of Three Computerized Neurocognitive Assessment Tools Part 2: Utility for Assessment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Emergency Department Patients. (Nelson LD, Furger RE, Gikas P, Lerner EB, Barr WB, Hammeke TA, Randolph C, Guskiewicz K, McCrea MA) J Int Neuropsychol Soc 2017 Apr;23(4):293-303 PMID: 28343463 03/28/2017
  • Evidence of a prominent genetic basis for associations between psychoneurometric traits and common mental disorders. (Venables NC, Hicks BM, Yancey JR, Kramer MD, Nelson LD, Strickland CM, Krueger RF, Iacono WG, Patrick CJ) Int J Psychophysiol 2017 05;115:4-12 PMID: 27671504 PMCID: PMC5364073 09/28/2016
  • Baseline Performance and Psychometric Properties of the Child Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 3 (Child-SCAT3) in 5- to 13-year-old Athletes. (Nelson LD, Loman MM, LaRoche AA, Furger RE, McCrea MA) Clin J Sport Med 2017 Jul;27(4):381-387 PMID: 27428682 PMCID: PMC5237625 07/19/2016
  • Frequency and Outcomes of a Symptom-Free Waiting Period After Sport-Related Concussion. (Pfaller AY, Nelson LD, Apps JN, Walter KD, McCrea MA) Am J Sports Med 2016 Nov;44(11):2941-2946 PMID: 27371548 07/03/2016
  • Reliability and Validity of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool-3 (SCAT3) in High School and Collegiate Athletes. (Chin EY, Nelson LD, Barr WB, McCrory P, McCrea MA) Am J Sports Med 2016 Sep;44(9):2276-85 PMID: 27281276 06/10/2016
  • Acute white matter changes following sport-related concussion: A serial diffusion tensor and diffusion kurtosis tensor imaging study. (Lancaster MA, Olson DV, McCrea MA, Nelson LD, LaRoche AA, Muftuler LT) Hum Brain Mapp 2016 11;37(11):3821-3834 PMID: 27237455 05/31/2016
  • Preinjury somatization symptoms contribute to clinical recovery after sport-related concussion. (Nelson LD, Tarima S, LaRoche AA, Hammeke TA, Barr WB, Guskiewicz K, Randolph C, McCrea MA) Neurology 2016 05 17;86(20):1856-63 PMID: 27164666 PMCID: PMC4873681 05/11/2016
  • Frequency of Factors that Complicate the Identification of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Level I Trauma Center Patients. (Furger RE, Nelson LD, Brooke Lerner E, McCrea MA) Concussion 2016 Mar;1(2) PMID: 27134757 PMCID: PMC4847751 05/03/2016
  • Preinjury somatization symptoms contribute to clinical recovery after sport-related concussion (Nelson, L.D. Tarima, S. LaRoche, A.A. Hammeke, T.A. Barr, W.B. Guskiewicz, K. Randolph, C. McCrea, M.A. ) Neurology 04/20/2016
  • Age Differences in Recovery After Sport-Related Concussion: A Comparison of High School and Collegiate Athletes. (Nelson LD, Guskiewicz KM, Barr WB, Hammeke TA, Randolph C, Ahn KW, Wang Y, McCrea MA) J Athl Train 2016 Feb;51(2):142-52 PMID: 26974186 PMCID: PMC4852320 03/15/2016
  • Psychometric properties and normative data for the Brief Symptom Inventory-18 (BSI-18) in high school and collegiate athletes. (Lancaster MA, McCrea MA, Nelson LD) Clin Neuropsychol 2016 02;30(2):338-50 PMID: 26924037 PMCID: PMC4878446 03/01/2016
  • Prospective, Head-to-Head Study of Three Computerized Neurocognitive Assessment Tools (CNTs): Reliability and Validity for the Assessment of Sport-Related Concussion. (Nelson LD, LaRoche AA, Pfaller AY, Lerner EB, Hammeke TA, Randolph C, Barr WB, Guskiewicz K, McCrea MA) J Int Neuropsychol Soc 2016 Jan;22(1):24-37 PMID: 26714883 PMCID: PMC4882608 12/31/2015
  • False-Positive Rates of Reliable Change Indices for Concussion Test Batteries: A Monte Carlo Simulation. (Nelson LD) J Athl Train 2015 Dec;50(12):1319-22 PMID: 26678291 PMCID: PMC4741259 12/19/2015
  • Cerebral Blood Flow Alterations in Acute Sport-Related Concussion. (Wang Y, Nelson LD, LaRoche AA, Pfaller AY, Nencka AS, Koch KM, McCrea MA) J Neurotrauma 2016 Jul 01;33(13):1227-36 PMID: 26414315 PMCID: PMC4931342 09/29/2015
  • Rates and Predictors of Invalid Baseline Test Performance in High School and Collegiate Athletes for 3 Computerized Neurocognitive Tests: ANAM, Axon Sports, and ImPACT. (Nelson LD, Pfaller AY, Rein LE, McCrea MA) Am J Sports Med 2015 Aug;43(8):2018-26 PMID: 26059178 PMCID: PMC4747101 06/11/2015
  • Multiple Self-Reported Concussions Are More Prevalent in Athletes With ADHD and Learning Disability. (Nelson LD, Guskiewicz KM, Marshall SW, Hammeke T, Barr W, Randolph C, McCrea MA) Clin J Sport Med 2016 Mar;26(2):120-7 PMID: 25915144 04/29/2015
  • Sport-Related Concussion Reporting and State Legislative Effects. (LaRoche AA, Nelson LD, Connelly PK, Walter KD, McCrea MA) Clin J Sport Med 2016 Jan;26(1):33-9 PMID: 25894530 PMCID: PMC4609217 04/22/2015
  • Neurobehavioral Traits as Transdiagnostic Predictors of Clinical Problems. (Nelson LD, Strickland C, Krueger RF, Arbisi PA, Patrick CJ) Assessment 2016 Feb;23(1):75-85 PMID: 25657306 PMCID: PMC4881426 02/07/2015
  • Indexing externalizing psychopathology as a multivariate physiological phenotype. (Nelson, L. D., Patrick, C. J., & Bernat, E. M. ) Psychophysiology 46, S97 01/21/2015
  • Normative data for the sport concussion assessment tool 2 (SCAT-2): Relationships to demographic, neurodevelopmental risk factors, and psychiatric symptoms (Nelson, L. D., Hill, J. M., LaRoche, A. A., Furger, R. E., Nader, A., & McCrea, M. A) The Clinical Neuropsychologist 27(4), 585 01/21/2015
  • Stress syndromes (Nelson, L.D.) Encyclopedia of disaster relief. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. 01/21/2015
  • Neuropsychological effects of sport-related concussion (McCrea, M. Leo, P. Nelson, L.D.) In S. Koffler, J. Morgan, B. Marcopulos, & M.F. Greiffenstein (Eds.), Neuropsychology: Science and Practice Vol. II (pp. 138-168). New York: Oxford 01/21/2015
  • Antisocial personality disorder (Patrick, C.J. Nelson, L.D.) In J. Smits (Ed.), Cognitive behavioral therapy: A complete reference guide, vol. 2: CBT for specific disorders (pp. 1263-1298). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell 01/21/2015
  • Transfer for transition? Considerations when your advisor is leaving (Nelson, L.D. Goldman, D.M. Eaton, N.R.) APS Observer, 25(3) 01/21/2015
  • Time-frequency analysis of error response- and feedback- locked brain potentials in a reinforcement learning task (Nelson, L. D., Kane, L. A., Jobelius, J. L., Bernat, E. M., & Patrick, C. J. ) Psychophysiology 45, S36 01/21/2015
  • Indexing cognitive control processes in a Stroop task using time-frequency decomposition of event-related potentials (Olson, L. A., Nelson, L. D., Bernat, E. M., & Patrick, C. J. ) Psychophysiology 46, S107 01/21/2015
  • Reduced P300 amplitude in criminal psychopathy is related to externalizing tendencies: Evidence from a simulated gambling task (Venables, N. C., Jobelius, J. L., Nelson, L. D., Bernat, E. M., & Patrick, C. J.) Psychophysiology 46, S110 01/21/2015
  • Processing and resolving emotional conflict: An event-related potential investigation (Jobelius, J. L., Hernke, J. M., Nelson, L. D., Bernat, E. M., & Patrick, C. J. ) Psychophysiology 45, S79 01/21/2015
  • Step on it: Early internships help undergraduates get their foot in the door (Nelson, L.) APS Observer, 17(11), 35 01/21/2015
  • Utility of the sport concussion assessment tool 3 (SCAT3) in a community emergency department sample (Furger, R. E., Nelson, L. D., Lerner, E. B, & McCrea, M. A. ) The Clinical Neuropsychologist 28(3), 372 01/21/2015
  • Loss and error information impact feedback-locked brain potentials in a gambling task (Nelson, L. D., Bernat, E. M., Holroyd, C. B., Gehring, W. J., & Patrick, C. J. ) International Journal of Psychophysiology 69(3) 01/21/2015
  • Role of intertrial phase synchrony in predicting P300 amplitude and externalizing proneness (Nelson, L. D., Descallar, E. A., Harper, J. B., Patrick, C. J., Aviyente, S., Bernat, E. M. ) Psychophysiology 47, S53 01/21/2015
  • Utility of three popular computerized concussion assessment tools with and without baseline data (Nelson, L. D. & McCrea, M.A. ) The Clinical Neuropsychologist 28(3), 370 01/21/2015
  • Sport-Related concussion reporting and state legislative effects (LaRoche, A., Nelson, L. D., Connelly, P., McCrea, M. ) The Clinical Neuropsychologist 28(3), 365 01/21/2015
  • Frequency of comorbidities associated with cognitive functioning in patients presenting to a level I trauma center for a common mechanism of mild traumatic brain injury (Nelson, L. D., Furger, Robyn E., LaRoche, A. A., Hill, J. M., & McCrea, M. A. ) The Clinical Neuropsychologist 27(4), 584 01/21/2015
  • Delta-band reward processing occurring during the feedback-related negativity (FRN). (Harper, J., Olson, L. A., Nelson, L. D., & Bernat, E. M. (2011). ) Psychophysiology 48, S50 01/21/2015
  • Influence of reward context on the feedback-related negativity and P300 in a simulated gambling task (Nelson, L. D., Kane, L. A., Bernat, E. M, & Patrick, C. J.) Psychophysiology 45, S60 01/21/2015
  • Physiological indicators of neurobehavioral constructs: I. Structure of trait-relevant variance in brain indicators of weak inhibitory control (Patrick, C. J., Kramer, M. D., & Nelson, L. D.) Psychophysiology 48, S23 01/21/2015
  • Alcohol placebo selectively increases the feedback-related negativity in a gambling task. (Nelson, L. D., Bernat, E. M., Lang, A. R., & Patrick, C. J. ) Psychophysiology 46, S97 01/21/2015
  • Performance monitoring, the P300, and externalizing: What relationships among ERP measures tell us about the neural substrates of impulse control disorders (Nelson, L. D., Bernat, E. M., & Patrick, C. J. ) Psychophysiology 44, S50 01/21/2015
  • Rates and predictors of invalidity at baseline for three computerized neurocognitive assessment tools (NCATs) (Pfaller, A. Y., Nelson, L. D., & McCrea, M. A. ) The Clinical Neuropsychologist 28(3), 373 01/21/2015
  • Sports and brain injury (McCrea, M.A. Nelson, L.D. Janecek, J.K.) McGraw-Hill yearbook of science & technology 2014 (pp. 365-376). New York: McGraw-Hill 01/21/2015
  • Experiments in producing nonresponse bias (Groves, R.M. Couper, M.P. Presser, S. Tourangeau, R. Acosta, G.P. Nelson, L.) Public Opinion Quarterly 2006, 70, 720-736 01/21/2015
  • Time-frequency theta and delta measures index separable components of feedback processing in a gambling task. (Bernat EM, Nelson LD, Baskin-Sommers AR) Psychophysiology 2015 May;52(5):626-37 PMID: 25581491 PMCID: PMC4398588 01/13/2015
  • Perceptual properties of feedback stimuli influence the feedback-related negativity in the flanker gambling task. (Liu Y, Nelson LD, Bernat EM, Gehring WJ) Psychophysiology 2014 Aug;51(8):782-8 PMID: 24673119 03/29/2014
  • Acute clinical recovery from sport-related concussion. (Nelson LD, Janecek JK, McCrea MA) Neuropsychol Rev 2013 Dec;23(4):285-99 PMID: 24248943 11/20/2013
  • A construct-network approach to bridging diagnostic and physiological domains: application to assessment of externalizing psychopathology. (Patrick CJ, Venables NC, Yancey JR, Hicks BM, Nelson LD, Kramer MD) J Abnorm Psychol 2013 Aug;122(3):902-16 PMID: 24016026 09/11/2013
  • Clarifying domains of internalizing psychopathology using neurophysiology. (Vaidyanathan U, Nelson LD, Patrick CJ) Psychol Med 2012 Mar;42(3):447-59 PMID: 21854683 08/23/2011
  • Alcohol impairs brain reactivity to explicit loss feedback. (Nelson LD, Patrick CJ, Collins P, Lang AR, Bernat EM) Psychopharmacology (Berl) 2011 Nov;218(2):419-28 PMID: 21559803 05/12/2011
  • Externalizing psychopathology and gain-loss feedback in a simulated gambling task: dissociable components of brain response revealed by time-frequency analysis. (Bernat EM, Nelson LD, Steele VR, Gehring WJ, Patrick CJ) J Abnorm Psychol 2011 May;120(2):352-64 PMID: 21319875 PMCID: PMC3092030 02/16/2011
  • Operationalizing proneness to externalizing psychopathology as a multivariate psychophysiological phenotype. (Nelson LD, Patrick CJ, Bernat EM) Psychophysiology 2011 Jan;48(1):64-72 PMID: 20573054 PMCID: PMC2965823 06/25/2010
  • Psychological responses and coping strategies after an urban bridge collapse (Spence, P.R. Nelson, L.D. Lachlan, K.A.) Traumatology 2010, 16, 7-15 02/11/2010
  • Age, gender, and information seeking patterns following an urban bridge collapse (Lachlan, K.A. Spence, P.R. Nelson, L.D. Shelton, A.K.) Journal of Emergency Management 2010, 8, 47-54 01/27/2010
  • Gender differences in negative psychological responses to crisis news: The case of the I-35W collapse (Lachlan, K.A. Spence, P.R. Nelson, L.D.) Communication Research Reports 2010, 27, 38-48 01/27/2010
  • Learning from the media in the aftermath of a crisis: Findings from the Minneapolis bridge collapse (Nelson, L.D. Spence, P.R. Lachlan, K.A.) Electronic News 2009, 3(4), 176-192 01/27/2009
  • Last update: 02/09/2018
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