Associate Professor, International Health
University of Wisconsin, MA, PhD
- Office: Crosstown Center, CT378
- Phone: 617-414-1457
- Email: email@example.com
Bruce Larson, PhD (Agricultural Economics) is an Associate Professor of International Health at the Boston University School of PublicHealth. Over the past 25 years, he has completed applied economic research and project implementation activities focused on agriculture, natural resources and the environment, and health in the U.S., Africa, the former Soviet Union, and Western Asia. Dr. Larson also teaches courses related to economics, poverty, health, and development in the School of Public Health and the Global Development Policy/Economics Program. Before joining Boston University in 2007, Dr. 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 in 2005–2006. He has worked on a wide range of topics, including the economic impacts of antiretroviral therapy, the costs and outcomes of programs to support orphans and vulnerable children, the impacts of point-of-care CD4 testing in fixed and mobile VCT settings on losses to initiation and linkage to care, malaria prevention and treatment, indoor and outdoor air pollution, potable water, deforestation, environmental action plans, environmental regulations and international competitiveness, and eco-labels for environmental protection. He holds a PhD and a MA in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- A Cost-Outcomes Analysis of Provision of Antiretroviral Therapy at Maternal And Child Health Centers and Referral to a General ART Clinic
- AIDS and the Private Sector in Africa
- Boston University Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Integration Project (BUPIP)
- Cost and Outcome Comparisons of Safe Male Circumcision Service Delivery Models in Rural Uganda
- Costing of Household Economic Strengthening Interventions for OVC
- Costs and Outcomes of HIV/AIDS Treatment in Kenya
- Economic and Quality of Life Outcomes for Patients on ART in Kenya
- Economic Outcomes of HIV/AIDS Treatment in South Africa
- Economics and Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Non-Communicable Diseases in Africa and Asia
- Epidemiologic Analyses and HIV Treatment Outcomes in South Africa
- Evaluating the Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Deploying Community Health Workers to Improve Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in Zambia
- Filling the Knowledge Gap on How to Better Serve Children Orphaned by HIV/AIDS
- Impact of HIV/AIDS on Four Sectors in Zambia (Tourism, Agriculture, Health Care, and Judiciary)
- INROADS: Innovations Research on HIV/AIDS
- ISHED: International Studies in Health and Economic Development
- Labor Productivity and Antiretroviral Therapy in Kenya
- Loss to Follow-up for HIV Treatment in South Africa
- Loss to Initiation of HIV Care and Treatment in South Africa
- Measuring the Impact of Household Economic Strengthening Interventions for OVC
- Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission
- RapIT: Rapid Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy to Promote Early HIV/AIDS Treatment in South Africa
- Zambia Orphans and Vulnerable Children Systems Strengthening (ZOVSS)
Retention in care, resource utilization, and costs for adults receiving antiretroviral therapy in Zambia: a retrospective cohort study
BMC Public Health. 2014 Mar; 14(296).
Effect of antiretroviral therapy on patients’ economic well-being: five-year follow up in South Africa
AIDS. 2013 Sep;.
Uptake, Outcomes, and Costs of Antenatal, Well-Baby, and Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV Services under Routine Care Conditions in Zambia
PLOS ONE. 2013 Aug; 8(8).
Exploring impacts of multi-year, community-based care programs for orphans and vulnerable children: A case study from Kenya
AIDS Care: Psychological and Socio-medical Aspects of AIDS/HIV. 2013 Jun; 25(Supplement 1):40-45.
Same-Day CD4 Testing to Improve Uptake of HIV Care and Treatment in South Africa: Point-of-Care Is Not Enough
AIDS Research and Treatment. 2013 Jun; 2013:1-7.
Retention in Care and Outpatient Costs for Children Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy in Zambia: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis
PLoS ONE. 2013 Jun; 8(6).
Loss to follow-up before and after delivery among women testing HIV positive during pregnancy in Johannesburg, South Africa
Tropical Medicine and International Health. 2013 Apr; 18(4):451-460.
Antiretroviral Therapy, Labor Productivity, and Gender: A Longitudinal Cohort Study of Tea Pluckers in Kenya
AIDS 2012. 2013 Jan;.
ART treatment costs and retention in care in Kenya: a cohort study in three rural outpatient clinics
Journal of the International AIDS Society. 2013 Jan; 16(18026).
Costs and Cost-Effectiveness of a Mobile Phone Text-Message Reminder Programmes to Improve Health Workers’ Adherence to Malaria Guidelines in Kenya
PLoS ONE. 2013 Jan; 7(12).
Washington, DC: USAID Project SEARCH; 2012 Nov.
Defining retention and attrition in pre-antiretroviral HIV care: proposals based on experience in Africa
Tropical Medicine and International Health. 2012 Aug; 00(00):1-10.
HIV treatment produces economic returns through increased work and education, and warrants continued US support
Health Affairs. 2012 Jul; 31(7):1470-1477.
PEPFAR’s Support For Orphans And Vulnerable Children: Some Beneficial Effects, But Too Little Data, And Programs Spread Thin
Health Affairs. 2012 Jul; 31(7):1508-1518.
How to calculate the annual costs of NGO- implemented programmes to support orphans and vulnerable children: a six-step approach
Journal of The International AIDS Society. 2012 Apr; 14(59):1-16.
How to Estimate the Cost of Point-of-Care CD4 Testing in Program Settings: An Example Using the Alere PimaTM Analyzer in South Africa
PLoS ONE. 2012 Apr; 7(4):1-8.
Washington, DC: USAID; 2012 Mar.
Rapid, Point-of-Care CD4 Testing At Mobile and Fixed HIV Testing Sites: Does It Increase Linkage to HIV Care?
Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HERO). 2011 Nov; 3:1-2.
Washington, DC: US Agency for International Development; 2011.
Lost Opportunities to Complete CD4+ Lymphocyte Testing Among Patients Who Tested Positive for HIV in South Africa
Bull World Health Organ. 2010 Sep; 88(9):675-80.
Early Loss to Follow Up After Enrolment in Pre-ART Care at a Large Public Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa
Trop Med Int Health. 2010 Jul; 15 Suppl 1:43-7.
Improvements in Physical Wellbeing over the First Two Years on Antiretroviral Therapy in Western Kenya
AIDS Care. 2010 Apr; 22(2):137-45.
Economic Outcomes of Patients Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV/AIDS in South Africa Are Sustained through Three Years on Treatment
PLoS ONE. 2010 Jan; 5(9):e12731.
Do the Socioeconomic Impacts of Antiretroviral Therapy Vary by Gender? A Longitudinal Study of Kenyan Agricultural Worker Employment Outcomes
BMC Public Health. 2009 Jul; 9:240.
Effect of Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests on the Management of Uncomplicated Malaria with Artemether-Lumefantrine in Kenya: A Cluster Randomized Trial
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2009 May; 80(6):919-26.
Effects of Revised Diagnostic Recommendations on Malaria Treatment Practices Across Age Groups in Kenya
Trop Med Int Health. 2008 May; 13(6):784-7.
Early Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy on Work Performance: Preliminary Results from a Cohort Study of Kenyan Agricultural Workers
AIDS. 2008 Jan; 22(3):421-5.
The Cost of Uncomplicated Childhood Fevers to Kenyan Households: Implications for Reaching International Access Targets
BMC Public Health. 2007 Jan; 6:314.
Trop Med Int Health. 2006 Aug; 11(8):1185-94.
HIV/AIDS and the Private Sector in Africa: Impact and Responses. Report prepared for the Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa
Boston, MA: Center for International Health and Development; 2006 Feb.
Journal of Policy Modeling. 2005 Jul; 27(5):565-574.
Environment and Development Economics. 2003 Jul; 8:529-547.
How Will the Reduction of Tariffs and Taxes on Insecticide- Treated Bednets Affect Household Purchases?
Bull World Health Organ. 2002 Dec; 80(11):892-9.
Soc Sci Med. 2002 Aug; 55(4):571-84.
The Impact of Environmental Regulations on Exports: Case Study Results from Cyprus, Jordan, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey
World Development. 2002 Jun; 30(6):1057-1072.
Land Economics. 2000 Nov; 76(4):534-549.
World Development. 1999 Oct; 27(10):1803-1819.
Food Policy. 1996 Dec; 21(6):509-525.
Land Economics. 1996 Feb; 72(1):33-42.
Forest Science. 1996 Feb; 42(1):3-9.
Southern Economic Journal. 1994 Oct; 61(2):465-477.
Ecological Economics. 1994 Sep; 11(1):77-84.
American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 1994 Aug; 76(3):547-556.
Changing the Economics of Environmental Degradation in Madagascar – Lessons from the National Environmental Action Plan Process
World Development. 1994 May; 22(5):671-689.
Water Resources Bulletin. 1994 Apr; 30(3):471-480.
Economic Modelling. 1992 Apr; 9(2):129-136.
Public Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology Field-Tests – Economic-Implications of Alternative Approaches
American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 1991 Nov; 73(4):1074-1082.
World Development. 1991 Oct; 19(10):1289-1297.
Journal of Agricultural Economics. 1991 Sep; 42(3):354-379.
Agricultural Economics. 1991 Jul; 7(2):91-107.
The Causes of Land Degradation Along Spontaneously Expanding Agricultural Frontiers in the Third-World – Comment
Land Economics. 1991 May; 67(2):260-266.
Land Economics. 1991 May; 67(2):213-224.
Journal of Development Economics. 1990 Oct; 33(2):235-262.
Journal of Production Agriculture. 1990 Apr; 3(2):174-179.
Journal of Agricultural Economics Research. 1989 Dec; 41(1):27-32.
Journal of Agricultural Economics Research. 1989 Sep; 41(4):21-28.
American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 1989 Aug; 71(3):799-802.