James Nordin, MD, MPH

Clinical researcher

HealthPartners Medical Group title

Pediatrician, content expert of the Immunization Expert Panel and medical advisor for the Immunization Registry

Other offices

Chair of the Minnesota Immunization Practices Advisory Committee, member of the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement Immunization Work Group, and member of America's Health Insurance Plans' Vaccination and Immunization Working Group.

Joined the Institute



MD and pediatric residency, University of Iowa, Iowa City; MPH, maternal and child health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Research highlights

Longitudinal study of vaccination and vaccine safety called the Vaccine Safety Datalink with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, America's Health Plans, and seven other HMOs; the epidemiology of lead poisoning in children; and the use of large linked medical databases for infectious disease surveillance.

Research interests/expertise

Immunization practices, vaccine safety and effectiveness, disease surveillance using large linked databases, lead poisoning in children.

Current projects

  • Vaccine Safety Datalink (several studies of the safety of H1N1 influenza vaccine)
  • Studies of the safety of vaccines in pregnant women (influenza, Tdap, and human papillomavirus)
  • Risk of wheezing in asthmatic children after vaccination with the nasal influenza vaccine
  • Racial/ethnic disparities in completion of initial immunization series
  • Rate of anterior cruciate ligament tear in adolescents



Contact information

Office: 952-967-5087
Email: James.D.Nordin@Healthpartners.com