Kristin L. Nichol, MD, MPH, MBA
Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School
Associate Chief of Staff for Research
Minneapolis VA Medical Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Kristin L. Nichol, MD, MPH, MBA, is Professor of Medicine at University of Minnesota Medical School, and Associate Chief of Staff for Research at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, both in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Nichol's research focuses on issues relating to adult vaccines with a special emphasis on influenza and pneumococcal vaccination.

Dr. Nichol received her undergraduate degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. She received her MD and MPH degrees from the University of Minnesota, and her MBA from the University of St. Thomas. Dr. Nichol pursued her internal medicine training at the University of California in San Francisco and the University of Minnesota. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Nichol's work focuses on observational studies and clinical trials in areas such as successful delivery strategies, determinants of vaccination behavior, adverse effects related to vaccination, and the clinical efficacy and cost effectiveness of vaccination, and she has authored over 100 publications in these areas. She is Chair of the Minnesota Coalition for Adult Immunization and a member of the Minnesota Department of Health Immunization Task Force. Her professional accolades include the American Lung Disease Program Award, Center for Disease Control's Adult Immunization Achievement Award, and the 2005 National Foundation for Infectious Disease's Dr. Charles Merieux Award.