Nancy Nielsen, MD, PhD
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, USA
Nancy H. Nielsen, MD, PhD is senior associate dean for health policy and clinical professor of medicine at the University at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She holds a doctorate in microbiology from Catholic University in Washington, D. C. and a medical degree from UB. She is an internist and infectious disease specialist. Dr. Nielsen is a nationally recognized authority in medicine and an outspoken advocate for the uninsured and affordable health insurance for all Americans. She is a sought-after media commentator on issues of public health, physician responsibility, the need for high quality health care, and recently on the coronavirus pandemic. A past president of the American Medical Association, she served for two years as senior advisor in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where she helped design alternative physician payment systems, including bundled payments, ACOs and Comprehensive Primary Care. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.