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).


Crypotoccal Meningitis Screening in South Africa
05/01/2015 - 10/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
CDC Foundation Pfizer, Inc


Multi-Sectoral Agricultural Intervention to Improve Nutrition, Health, and Developmental Outcomes of HIV-infected and Affected Children in Western Kenya
08/01/2018 - 07/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
University of Connecticut NIH NIMH
5R01MH109506-04

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. 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 Aug; 103(2_Suppl):46-53. PMID: 32618249
     
  2. 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 Jul; 23(7):e25541.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32686911
     
  3. 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
     
  4. 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
     
  5. 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
     
  6. 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; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002912;
     
  7. 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
     
  8. Rajasingham R, Meya DB, Greene GS, Jordan A, Nakawuka M, Chiller TM, Boulware DR, Larson BA. Evaluation of a national cryptococcal antigen screening program for HIV-infected patients in Uganda: A cost-effectiveness modeling analysis. PLoS One. 2019; 14(1):e0210105. PMID: 30629619
     
  9. Larson BA, Bii M, Tsikhutsu I, Halim N, Wolfman V, Coakley P, Sugut W, Sawe F. The Enhanced Mentor Mother ProgrAm (EMMA) for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Kenya: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2018 Oct 30; 19(1):594.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30376872
     
  10. Larson BA, Bii M, Halim N, Rohr JK, Sugut W, Sawe F. Incremental treatment costs for HIV-infected women initiating antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy: A 24-month micro-costing cohort study for a maternal and child health clinic in Kenya. PLoS One. 2018; 13(8):e0200199.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30096177
     
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Bar chart showing 105 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2013

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cost-effectiveness analysis
costing analyses
economic evaluation
economics
health economics
sub-Saharan Africa, the former Soviet Union
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