Date first certified: May 1989

Date joined CBIC Board of Directors: 2020

Work/APIC: Elaine Larson is Professor Emerita, School of Nursing and Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University, and Senior Scholar in Residence, New York Academy of Medicine.  She is former Dean, Georgetown University School of Nursing and a Fellow in the National Academy of Medicine, Society for Healthcare Epidemiologists of America, Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, American Academy of Nursing, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 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 and served on the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  She was Chair of CDC’s Hospital Infection Control Advisory Committee (HICPAC) and was Editor of the American Journal of Infection Control for 25 years (1995-2020), has published more than 450 journal articles, four books and a number of book chapters in the areas of infection prevention, epidemiology, and clinical research.  

Elaine has served two terms on the President’s Advisory Council to Combat Antibiotic Bacteria (PACCARB), is the Immediate Past President of the Certification Board for Infection Control (CBIC), and currently chairs institutional review boards for Columbia University and the New York Academy of Medicine.