Heather Nelson

Heather Nelson, PhD, DABCC

Medical Director: Clinical Chemistry

Assistant Professor (Clinical), University of Utah School of Medicine


  • Doctorate Degree—Cell and Developmental Biology, SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Fellowship—Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Fellowship—Clinical Chemistry, University of Utah School of Medicine


  • American Board of Clinical Chemistry
  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry

Research Interests

  • Endocrinology
  • Diabetes
  • Lipids
  • Laboratory best practices


  • 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting—Student Oral Presentation: First Place
  • 2022 AACC SYCL Travel Grant
  • 2021 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting—Student Research Poster Award: Honorable mention
  • 2021 ACLPS Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award

Recent Publications