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Colin Nelson

Colin Nelson

Editorial Director

Colin Nelson joined the Institute and the faculty of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington in January 2016. He is an award-winning journalist and editor dedicated to helping people make informed decisions about their health. Prior to joining the Institute, Colin served for nearly a decade as senior research associate at the
Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, where he oversaw a portfolio of shared decision-making programs in orthopedics, spine care and cardiovascular medicine. He is associate editor of The BackLetter and past editor of Sports Medicine Digest. Colin also served as a director of the American Joint Replacement Registry and chair of its Public Advisory Board. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College.

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