David Larsen is an Associate Professor of Public Health in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at Syracuse University. Professor Larsen is an environmental epidemiologist with expertise in large data analysis, multi-level modeling, spatial statistics, geographic information systems, and study design.
His content expertise lies broadly in global health, with specific expertise in mosquito borne illnesses (such as malaria), child survival, mHealth, and sanitation. Professor Larsen is involved in a variety of research projects, including the Global Health Research Lab, which allows students to learn data analysis skills while examining factors affecting maternal and child health in lower income countries. He is also involved in research regarding the control of Zika and Dengue-transmitting mosquitoes, the elimination of malaria, and understanding the impact of community violence from public health perspectives.
Larsen received his Ph.D and MPH from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical medicine.