Bruce Larson

Picture of Bruce LarsonBruce Larson
Department of International Health
801 Massachusetts Avenue
Crosstown Center, Room CT378
Boston, Massachusetts 02118
(617) 414-1457
(617) 414-1261fax

Associate Professor of International Health. (MA, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Specialization:  Applied Economics Research Related to Health, Agriculture, Environment, and Development; Program Evaluation.

Bruce Larson has conducted applied research activities in 25 countries over the past 20 years, mainly in Africa and the former Soviet Union.  He has published results from these activities widely in journals and books.

Larson is now an Associate Professor at Boston University’s Department of International Health and is also associated with BU’s Center for Global Health & Development.  Before joining BU, Larson was an Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut, a Visiting Scientist with the Kenya Medical Research Institute, a Research Associate with the Harvard Institute for International Development, (HIID), 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 and Moscow during 1994-1997 and Nairobi in 2005-2006.

Larson’s current research focuses on the economic impacts of antiretroviral therapy on individuals, households, and the private sector with a multidisciplinary group of colleagues at BU, the Kenya Medical Research Institute in Kericho and Nairobi, and the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.  He has worked on a wide range of other topics, including malaria prevention and treatment, indoor and outdoor air pollution, potable water, deforestation, environmental action plans, environmental regulations and international competitiveness, trade and the environment, and eco-labels for environmental protection.