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.