Education & Training

Medical School

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine


Internal Medicine

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine GME


Infectious Disease

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine GME
  • University of Kansas Medical Center-Kansas City


American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine/Infectious Disease


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In the News

Academic Information

Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control
Director of Social Media Outreach
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine


  • Rachel, W. E., Nelson, T. B., & Hsu, A. L. (2021, March 19).
    Fertility considerations: The COVID 19 disease may have a more negative impact than the COVID-19 vaccine, especially among men.
  •  Hitchcock, N., & Nelson, T. B. (2021).
    Pyogenic Liver Abscess and Gastrointestinal Lemierre Syndrome due to Fusobacterium nucleatum.
    American Journal of Hospital Medicine, 5(1). DOI: 
  •  Sachin M. Patil, Phillip Paul Beck, Taylor B. Nelson, Andres Bran Acevedo, William Roland
    “Prepatellar Bursitis with Abscess due to Corynebacterium ulcerans”
    Case Reports in Orthopedics, vol. 2021, Article ID 3507672, 5 pages, 2021. 
  •  Albert L Hsu, MD, Traci Johnson, MD, Lynelle Phillips, RN MPH, Taylor B Nelson, DO
    Sources of Vaccine Hesitancy: Pregnancy, Infertility, Minority Concerns, and General Skepticism
    Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 2021;, ofab433, 
  •  Schaeffer, A., Williams, S., Sampson, C., Johnson, M., Phillips, L., Nelson, T. B., & Hsu, A. L. (2021, October 8).
    Bracing for the Delta Hurricane: A Script for Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy, Amid a Pandemic of the Unvaccinated.
  • Nelson, T.B., Kagan, N., Critchlow, C., Hillard, A., & Hsu, A. (2020)
    The Danger of Misinformation in the Covid-19 Crisis.
    Missouri Medicine, 117(6), 510-512.
    • Article republished in Utah Physician, 2021 Feb-Mar; pp 8-12 Utah Physician February / March 2021 by Mills Publishing Inc. - issuu
    • Article republished in Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association. 2021 Jan-Feb; pp 16-18
  • Nelson, T. B., & Roland, W. (2020)
    A rare case of osteomyelitis and tenosynovitis in secondary syphilis
    IDCases, 21, e00903.
  • Dandachi D, Reece R, Wang EW, Nelson T, Rojas-Moreno C, Shoemaker DM.
    Treating COVID-19 in Rural America.
    J Rural Health. 2021 Jan;37(1):205-206. doi: 10.1111/jrh.12457. Epub 2020 Sep 3. PMID: 32362035; PMCID: PMC7267414. 
  • Patel, Tarang & Karle, Ethan & Nelson, Taylor & Dandachi, Dima. (2019)
    A Rash That Cannot Be Missed: Disseminated Herpes Zoster as a Result of Immunomodulation by Adalimumab.
    American Journal of Hospital Medicine. 3. 10.24150/ajhm/2019.010.&