Bruce Larson, PhD
|Institution||Boston University School of Public Health|
|Address||801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center|
Boston MA 02118
Dr. Larson is an applied economist with the Department of Global Health and the Center for Global Health and Development (CGHD). Dr. Larson has conducted research activities in about 25 countries over the past 28 years, mainly in Africa, the former Soviet Union and the US. Before joining Boston University, Larson was an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Connecticut, a Research Associate with the Harvard Institute for International Development, a Research Fellow with Winrock International, and an Agricultural Economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As part of these activities, he was based in Tallinn, Riga, and Moscow during 1994-1997 and Nairobi during 2005-2006.
Since joining Boston University, his research has focused on economic evaluations of public health programs and interventions in clinical and community settings with experimental and quasi-experimental designs. Most of this evaluation work has been based on primary data collected in collaboration with colleagues and institutions in the country of focus (e.g., the Kenya Medical Research Institute/ Walter Reed Project, the Health Economics and Epidemiology Office of the University of Witwatersrand, and the Zambia Centre for Applied Health Research and Development). His evaluation research has addressed a range of topics, such as the impacts of HIV treatment on labor productivity, costs and usefulness of point-of-care technologies (CD4 tests, rapid syphilis tests, rapid malaria tests), costs of HIV care and treatment, and improving delivery of prevention of mother-to-child transmission).
Note: The publications list below does not include publications outside of public health (e.g. agriculture, environment, development, international trade). See, for example, EconLit for these other publications.
- health economics
- economic evaluation
- costing analyses
- cost-effectiveness analysis
- sub-Saharan Africa, the former Soviet Union
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