Elaine Larson, PhD, RN

Columbia University School of Nursing
630 W 168th St
New York NYUSA

Biographical Sketch:
Elaine Larson is currently the Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Research, Columbia University School of Nursing and Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University School of Public Health. She was formerly Dean, Georgetown University School of Nursing, and Associate Director of Nursing, Georgetown Hospital. Dr. Larson received a baccalaureate in nursing, masters of arts in nursing and microbiology, doctorate in epidemiology from the University of Washington and postdoctoral fellowship in research and dermatology at University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Larson has been Editor of the American Journal of Infection Control since 1994. She has published more than 200 journal articles, four books and a number of book chapters in the areas of infection prevention, epidemiology, and clinical research and has served as a consultant in infection control and nursing in international settings such as Kuwait, Jordan, Singapore, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Ghana, Peru, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, France, The World Health Organization, and Egypt. Her NIH research funding within the past 5 years includes three R01s and Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research to Reduce Antimicrobial Resistance (http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/dept/nursing/CIRAR/).