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Elaine Larson, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., C.I.C.

Elaine Larson is Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Pharmaceutical and Therapeutic Research, Columbia University School of Nursing and Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She is a former Dean, Georgetown University School of Nursing. Dr. Larson has been a member of the Board of Directors, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and the Report Review Committee, National Academy of Sciences, received the first Pathfinder Award from the National Institute of Nursing Research in 2003 and an International Nurse Researcher Award from Sigma Theta Tau in 2011. She is a fellow in the Institute of Medicine and the Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research to Prevent Infections at Columbia University, and has been Editor of the American Journal of Infection Control since 1995. She has published more than 250 journal articles, four books and a number of book chapters in the areas of infection prevention, epidemiology, and clinical research.