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Eric B. Larson

Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, MACP is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Medical School and University of Washington School of Public Health.  In 1978, he joined the faculty of the Department of Medicine (Adjunct Health Services) at the University of Washington after serving as Chief Resident in Medicine at University of Washington Hospital, becoming Professor of Medicine in 1987.  His research interests are broad and involve improving quality of care, technology assessment, comparative effectiveness, prevention and an enduring focus on aging and dementing illnesses for the past 34 years.  He is well published having written over 450 papers and editorials in refereed medical journals and 11 books on general medical topics and geriatric medicine.

From 1989 to 2002 he was Medical Director of the University of Washington Medical Center and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in the University of Washington School of Medicine and remains a Professor of Medicine and Health Services. He is currently Vice President for Research at Group Health, an integrated delivery system based in Seattle Washington covering nearly 700,000 persons and is Executive Director of the Group Health Research Institute.  Group Health is the setting for his long standing study of aging and dementia the UW/Group Health Alzheimer’s Disease Patient Registry and Adult Changes in Thought (ACT) study – a project begun in 1986.

Dr. Larson has served on numerous national and international organizations including a 10 year term as Commissioner on the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, a Regent on the American College of Physicians (ACP) Board of Regents and Chair of the ACP’s Board of Regents 2004-5, the nation’s largest medical specialty society.  He has also served as President of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Chairman of the Office of Technology Assessment - DHHS Advisory Panel on Alzheimer’s Disease, Chairman of the HMO Research Network's Board of Governors, and numerous editorial boards for scientific journals.

He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine, where he plays an active role in their policy making activities.

 

 
 

Last Updated: Thursday 24 May 2012

 

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