Dr. Larson is a Staff Scientist in the OBGYN Department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on improving health system quality and responsiveness in both North America and low- and middle-income countries. She uses epidemiologic, econometric, and qualitative methods to measure quality of healthcare and evaluate health system interventions and reforms. Her areas of expertise include implementation science methods, primary data collection/field research, and quality of care.
Dr. Larson graduated from the Global Health and Population Department at the Harvard Chan School, where her dissertation was titled "Measurement and evaluation in maternal and child healthcare: diagnosing poor quality and testing solutions" and used data from both a large, multi-country dataset and a targeted cluster-randomized trial. She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard Chan School.
Dr. Larson received her MPH in epidemiology and international health from Boston University and her BSc in biology and mathematics from McGill University.