Bruce Larson, PhD
Research Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Global Health

PhD, University of Wisconsin Madison
MA, University of Wisconsin Madison

Dr. Larson is an applied economist with the Department of Global Health. Dr. Larson has conducted research activities in about 25 countries over the past 30 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).

Boston University’s Contributions to the Enhanced Mentor Mother Program (EMMA) Study for USG FY2021-22.
09/30/2020 - 09/29/2021 (Subcontract PI)
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation For The Advancement Of Military Medicine, Inc. DOD AMRDC

Multi-Sectoral Agricultural Intervention to Improve Nutrition, Health, and Developmental Outcomes of HIV-infected and Affected Children in Western Kenya
08/01/2018 - 07/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
University of Connecticut NIH NIMH

Crypotoccal Meningitis Screening in South Africa
05/01/2015 - 06/30/2021 (Subcontract PI)
CDC Foundation Pfizer, Inc

Boston Universitys Contributions to the Enhanced Mentor Mother Program (EMMA) Study for USG FY2019
09/30/2018 - 09/29/2019 (Subcontract PI)
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation For The Advancement Of Military Medicine, Inc. DOD AMRDC

Public Health Evaluation Study
02/01/2011 - 09/30/2018 (Subcontract PI)
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation For The Advancement Of Military Medicine, Inc. DOD Army Med Resrch

Malaria Control and Elimination Partnership in Africa (MACEPAll): Costing Studies
04/01/2014 - 09/30/2016 (Subcontract PI)
PATH Bill & Melinda Gates

Uganda Circumcision Project: Cost and outcome comparisons of safe male circumcision service delivery models in rural Uganda
01/01/2012 - 09/30/2013 (Subcontract PI)
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation For The Advancement Of Military Medicine, Inc. DOD Army Med Resrch

Public Health Evaluation Study
02/01/2011 - 09/14/2012 (PI)
Henry M. Jackson Foundation USAID


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  1. Long LC, Rosen S, Nichols B, Larson BA, Ndlovu N, Meyer-Rath G. Getting resources to those who need them: the evidence we need to budget for underserved populations in sub-Saharan Africa. J Int AIDS Soc. 2021 Jul; 24 Suppl 3:e25707.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34189873; PMCID: PMC8242975; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25707;
  2. Larson BA, Pascoe SJS, Huber A, Long LC, Murphy J, Miot J, Fraser-Hurt N, Fox MP, Rosen S. Fast-track treatment initiation counselling in South Africa: A cost-outcomes analysis. PLoS One. 2021; 16(3):e0248551.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33735206; PMCID: PMC7971492; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0248551;
  3. Brennan A, Maskew M, Larson BA, Tsikhutsu I, Bii M, Vezi L, Fox M, Venter WDF, Ehrenkranz PD, Rosen S. Prevalence of TB symptoms, diagnosis and treatment among people living with HIV (PLHIV) not on ART presenting at outpatient clinics in South Africa and Kenya: baseline results from a clinical trial. BMJ Open. 2020 09 06; 10(9):e035794.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32895266; PMCID: PMC7476481; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035794;
  4. Yukich JO, Scott C, Silumbe K, Larson BA, Bennett A, Finn TP, Hamainza B, Conner RO, Porter TR, Keating J, Steketee RW, Eisele TP, Miller JM. Cost-Effectiveness of Focal Mass Drug Administration and Mass Drug Administration with Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine for Malaria Prevention in Southern Province, Zambia: Results of a Community-Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 08; 103(2_Suppl):46-53. PMID: 32618249; PMCID: PMC7416981; DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0661;
  5. Larson BA, Pascoe SJ, Huber A, Long LC, Murphy J, Miot J, Fox MP, Fraser-Hurt N, Rosen S. Will differentiated care for stable HIV patients reduce healthcare systems costs? J Int AIDS Soc. 2020 07; 23(7):e25541.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32686911; PMCID: PMC7370539; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25541;
  6. Larson B, Cele R, Girdwood S, Long L, Miot J. Understanding the costs and the cost structure of a community-based HIV and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention program: the Woza Asibonisane Community Responses Program in South Africa. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Jun 10; 20(1):526. PMID: 32522172; PMCID: PMC7288692; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-020-05385-1;
  7. Larson BA, Halim N, Tsikhutsu I, Bii M, Coakley P, Rockers PC. A tool for estimating antiretroviral medication coverage for HIV-infected women during pregnancy (PMTCT-ACT). Glob Health Res Policy. 2019; 4:29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31637308; PMCID: PMC6794749; DOI: 10.1186/s41256-019-0121-3;
  8. Tenforde MW, Muthoga C, Callaghan A, Ponetshego P, Ngidi J, Mine M, Jordan A, Chiller T, Larson BA, Jarvis JN. Cost-effectiveness of reflex laboratory-based cryptococcal antigen screening for the prevention and treatment of cryptococcal meningitis in Botswana. Wellcome Open Res. 2019; 4:144. PMID: 31803848; PMCID: PMC6871359; DOI: 10.12688/wellcomeopenres.15464.2;
  9. Rosen S, Maskew M, Larson BA, Brennan AT, Tsikhutsu I, Fox MP, Vezi L, Bii M, Venter WDF. Simplified clinical algorithm for identifying patients eligible for same-day HIV treatment initiation (SLATE): Results from an individually randomized trial in South Africa and Kenya. PLoS Med. 2019 09; 16(9):e1002912.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31525187; PMCID: PMC6746347; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002912;
  10. Brennan AT, Maskew M, Larson BA, Tsikhutsu I, Bii M, Vezi L, Fox MP, Venter WD, Ehrenkranz P, Rosen S. Who is seeking antiretroviral treatment for HIV now? Characteristics of patients presenting in Kenya and South Africa in 2017-2018. J Int AIDS Soc. 2019 09; 22(9):e25358.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31518058; PMCID: PMC6743421; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.25358;
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cost-effectiveness analysis
costing analyses
economic evaluation
health economics
sub-Saharan Africa, the former Soviet Union
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