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Arnold School of Public Health

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Leila Larson, Ph.D., MPH

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
Arnold School of Public Health
Email: larsonl@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-576-5649
Office: Discovery 546
915 Greene Street
Resources: Google Scholar
Curriculum Vitae
Leila Larson

Research and Teaching Interests

Dr. Larson's interests lie in community nutrition and human development throughout the lifespan. She is interested in maternal and child nutrition, the consequences of malnutrition, and interventions to improve early life health outcomes in resource limited settings. Dr. Larson works predominantly in global health, studying the risks of poor growth and development and assessing prenatal and postnatal solutions to improve stunting, developmental potential, and other health outcomes. She is also interested in the measurement of early child development, using innovative techniques and assessments to measure brain functioning in young children in order to more sensitively study the meaningful impacts of behavioral and nutritional interventions.


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