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Elaine L. Larson PhD, RN, FAAN, CIC

Departments And Divisions

  • Department of Epidemiology
  • Anna C. Maxwell Professor of Nursing Research
  • Associate Dean for Research
Elaine L. Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN, CIC
Research Activities: Relationship between home hygiene and transmission of infectious diseases Development of antimicrobial resistance Health-care associated infections
Prevention and control of infectious diseases, with emphasis on skin antisepsis and healthcare-associated infections

    Education & Training

  • BSN, University of Washington
  • MA, University of Washington
  • PhD, University of Washington

Contact Info

Committees/Societies/Memberships

  • 2011: Committee on Gulf War and Health: Treatment of Chronic Multisystem Illness. Institute of Medicine
  • 2011: Chair, Institutional Revew Board, New York Academy of Medicine,
  • 2010: Chair, Committee to Identify Research Gaps for Personal Protective Equipment to Prevent Transmission of Respiratory Viruses in Health Care Workers, Institute of Medicine
  • 2008-10: Task Force on the Future of the Research-focused Doctorate. American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Washington DC,
  • 2006: Steering Committee, National Voluntary Consensus Standards for the Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infection Data, The National Quality Forum, Washington DC
  • 2003-present: Conflict of Interest Committee, Columbia University Medical Center
  • 2002-present: Institutional Review Board, Columbia University Medical Center
  • 2001-present: Committee on Appointments and Promotion, Columbia University Medical Center
  • 2001-2007: Report Review Committee, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences
  • 2000-2005: Clinical Research Roundtable, Institute of Medicine
  • American Academy of Nursing
  • American Nurses' Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Institute of Medicine
  • Society of Healthcare Epidemiologists of America
  • Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Eastern Nursing Research Society

Honors & Awards

  • 2012: National Institute of Nursing Research Director’s Lectureship Award
  • 2011: International Nurse Researcher, Sigma Theta Tau
  • 2009: 2008: Pioneering Spirit Award, American Association of Critical Care Nursing Lectureship, Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America
  • 2008: Pioneering Spirit Award, American Association of Critical Care Nursing
  • 2006: Society of Scholars, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2004: Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Fellow
  • 2004: Distinguished Research Award, University of Washington School of Nursing
  • 2003: Pathfinder Award, National Institute of Nursing Research
  • 2002: Elaine Larson Lectureship (endowed, named annual lectureship), Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
  • 1998: National Academies of Practice, Distinguished Practitioner

Research Interests

  • Infectious diseases
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Research ethics
  • Informed consent

NIH Grants

  • MOSAIC: MOBILE SURVEILLANCE FOR ARI AND ILI IN THE COMMUNITY (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2012 - Sep 29 2017

    TRAINING IN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH TO PREVENT INFECTIONS (TIRI) (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2012 - Jun 30 2017

    PREVENTION OF NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS AND COST EFFECTIVENESS IN NURSING HOMES (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2012 - Apr 30 2017

    HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE HEALTHCARE-ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS: HIT-HAI (Federal Gov)

    Mar 6 2013 - Dec 31 2016

    KEEP IT CLEAN FOR KIDS: THE KICK PROJECT (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2012 - Jun 30 2016

    CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2006 - Jun 30 2016

    PROPOSAL FOR DEVELOPMENT, PSYCHOMETRIC AND PILOT TESTING OF STANDARD PRECAUTIONS SAFETY CLIMATE AND OBSERVATION TOOLS (Private)

    Jan 1 2015 - Mar 30 2016

    RISK FACTORS FOR SPREAD OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS IN PRISONS. (Federal Gov)

    Aug 15 2009 - Jul 31 2015

    THE EXAMINATION OF INFECTION PREVENTION AND CROWDING IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM DEPARTMENT (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2013 - Jun 30 2015

    SECONDARY BACTEREMIA IN PATIENTS WITH CATHETER-ASSOCIATED URINARY TRACT INFECTION (Federal Gov)

    Jun 1 2013 - May 31 2015

    PREVENTION OF NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIOUS AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS REFINED (P-NICER) (Federal Gov)

    Dec 1 2006 - May 31 2014

    IMPROVING ANTIMICROBIAL PRESCRIBING PRACTICES IN THE NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (Federal Gov)

    Jul 24 2008 - Oct 30 2013

    WASHINGTON HEIGHTS INITIATIVE COMMUNITY-BASED COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH (WICER) (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2010 - Sep 29 2013

    TRAINING NURSE SCIENTISTS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY & TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH IN THE UNDERSERVED (TRANSIT) (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2009 - Jun 30 2013

    THE STEP PROJECT (STOPPING TRANSMISSION IS EVERYONE''S PRIORI TY) (Private)

    Jan 1 2012 - Dec 31 2012

    IMPACT OF AN AUTOMATED SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM ON APPROPRIATED U SE OF ISOLATION FOR MRSA (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2009 - Sep 29 2012

    MPACT OF AN AUTOMATED SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM ON APPROPRIATED US E OF ISOLATION FOR MRSA (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2009 - Sep 29 2012

    TRAINING IN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH TO REDUCE ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE (TIRAR) (Federal Gov)

    Sep 18 2007 - Aug 31 2012

    STUDENT UTILIZATION OF HYGIENE DETERRENTS TO SICKNESS (THE S UDS STUDY) (Private)

    Sep 1 2011 - Jul 31 2012

    CHILDREN IN CHRONIC CARE FACILITIES: HOW OFTEN ARE THEY TOUC HED? (Private)

    Jun 9 2011 - Jul 31 2012

    NURSE EDUCATION PRACTICE AND RETENTION (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 2006 - Jun 30 2012

    STOPPING URIS AND FLU IN THE FAMILY: THE STUFFY TRIAL (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2006 - Sep 29 2009

    INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH:ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE(RMI) (Federal Gov)

    Sep 20 2004 - Jul 31 2009

    STOPPING URIS AND FLU IN THE FAMILY: THE STUFFY TRIAL (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2006 - Sep 29 2008

Publications

  • Conway LJ, Larson EL. Guidelines to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections: 1980 to 2010. Heart and Lung 2012; 41: 271-283.
  • Patel SJ, O’Toole D, Larson E. A new metric of antibiotic class resistance in gram-negative bacilli isolated from hospitalized children. Infect Contr Hosp Epidemiol 2012; 33:602-607.
  • Landers TF, Cohen B, Wittum TE, Larson EL. A review of antibiotic use in food animals: Perspective, policy and potential. Publ Health Rep 2012; 127:4-22.
  • Larson EL, Cortazal M. Publication guidelines need widespread adoption. J Clin Epidemiol 2011; 65:239-246
  • Larson EL, Cohen B, Gebbie K, Clock S, Saiman L. Interdisciplinary research training in a school of nursing. Nurs Outlook 2011;59:29-36.
  • Ferng YH, Wong-McLoughlin J, Barrett A, Currie L, Larson E. Barriers to mask wearing for influenza-like illness among urban Hispanic households. Publ Health Nurs 2011; 28:13-23.
  • Pogorzelska M, Stone PW, Cohn EG, Larson E. Changes in the institutional review board submission process for multicenter research over 6 years. Nurs Outlook 2010; 58:181-187
  • Dunn-Navarra AM, Cohen B, Stone PW, Pogorzelska M, Jordan S, Larson E. Relationship between systems-level factors and hand hygiene adherence. J Nurs Care Qual 2010; 25:ePub ahead of print.
  • Landers T, Apte M, Hyman S, Furuya Y, Glied S, Larson E. A comparison of methods to detect urinary tract infections using electronic data. Joint Comm J Qual Patient Safety 2010; 36:411-417.
  • Scanfeld D, Scanfeld V, Larson EL. Dissemination of health information through social networks: Twitter and antibiotics. Am J Infect Contr 2010; 38:182-188.
  • Honors & Awards
  • 2012  National Institute of Nursing Research Director’s Lectureship Award
  • 2011  International Nurse Researcher, Sigma Theta Tau

For a complete list of publications, please visit PubMed.gov