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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
Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Infection in Three New York City Hospitals Trended Downwards From 2006 to 2014
Burden of present-on-admission infections and health care-associated infections, by race and ethnicity
Personal and Household Hygiene, Environmental Contamination, and Health in Undergraduate Residence Halls in New York City, 2011
Impact of Technical Sources of Variation on the Hand Microbiome Dynamics of Healthcare Workers
Risk factors for hospital-acquired antimicrobial-resistant infection caused by Acinetobacter baumannii
Temporal trends and risk factors for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in adults with catheter-associated urinary tract infections
Review of ‘Clean Hands Save Lives’, written by Thierry Crouzet
Long-term survival and healthcare utilization outcomes attributable to sepsis and pneumonia
Concordance between medical records and interview data in correctional facilities
Healthcare Workers’ Hand Microbiome May Mediate Carriage of Hospital Pathogens
Measurement of Organizational Culture and Climate in Healthcare
Calorie Postings in Chain Restaurants in a Low-Income Urban Neighborhood: Measuring Practical Utility and Policy Compliance
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