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Elaine L. Larson

Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research; Professor of Epidemiology
Nursing, Public Health
Epidemiology Department
Georgian Building, Room 246
  • Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Associate Dean of Research, School of Nursing

Dr. Elaine L. Larson is the associate dean for research and professor of pharmaceutical and therapeutic research, Columbia University School of Nursing. She has served as a member of an NIH Study Section on HIV Infection, as the president of the Certification Board for Infection Control, as a member of nine journal editorial boards, an AHC Scholar in Academic Administration and Health Policy, and as director and trustee for the APIC Research Foundation.

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Infectious Disease Society of America, New York Academy of Medicine, Institute of Medicine, and The National Academies of Practice. She has served on several Institute of Medicine committees, including the Health Sciences Policy Board, Clinical Research Roundtable, and the Governing Council. She served on the President's Committee for Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses, the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC, and was a chair of the CDC's Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee.

She is currently a member of the Board of Directors, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and the Report Review Committee, National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Larson has been editor of the American Journal of Infection Control since 1994, and has published more than 200 journal articles, four books, and a number of book chapters on 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, Ghana, Peru, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, France, and Egypt.

Research & Other Works
An Automated Approach to Map Winter Cropped Area of Smallholder Farms across Large Scales Using MODIS Imagery
Estimates of fire emissions from an active deforestation region in the southern Amazon based on satellite data and biogeochemical modelling
Land-use dynamics influence estimates of carbon sequestration potential in tropical second-growth forest
Data from: Fragmentation increases wind disturbance impacts on forest structure and carbon stocks in a Western Amazonian landscape
Is voluntary certification of tropical agricultural commodities achieving sustainability goals for small-scale producers? A review of the evidence
Factors associated with long-term species composition in dry tropical forests of Central India
Effectiveness of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) for reducing fires on oil palm concessions in Indonesia from 2012 to 2015
Regional air quality impacts of future fire emissions in Sumatra and Kalimantan
Public health impacts of the severe haze in Equatorial Asia in September-October 2015: demonstration of a new framework for informing fire management strategies to reduce downwind smoke exposure
Fire emissions and regional air quality impacts from fires in oil palm, timber, and logging concessions in Indonesia
Mapping Species Composition of Forests and Tree Plantations in Northeastern Costa Rica with an Integration of Hyperspectral and Multitemporal Landsat Imagery
Anthropogenic Drivers of Ecosystem Change: an Overview
Biophysical and Socioeconomic Factors Associated with Forest Transitions at Multiple Spatial and Temporal Scales
High-yield oil palm expansion spares land at the expense of forests in the Peruvian Amazon
Land cover change interacts with drought severity to change fire regimes in Western Amazonia
Sensitivity of crop cover to climate variability: Insights from two Indian agro-ecoregions
Winter crop sensitivity to inter-annual climate variability in central India
Mapping cropping intensity of smallholder farms: A comparison of methods using multiple sensors
El Niño and health risks from landscape fire emissions in southeast Asia
North Tropical Atlantic influence on western Amazon fire season variability
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