Profile

Eric H. Larson
Research Professor
Research
ehlarson@uw.edu
(206) 616-9601

Biography

I grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and earned my undergraduate degree in Geography at the University of Minnesota. After living for a few years in California, I went back to school and earned a master�s degree in medical geography at the University of Calgary in Alberta. After some more time off from school, much of it spent traveling in Asia, I entered the doctoral program in medical geography at the University of Washington in 1988.
While attending UW, I had a graduate research assistantship at the WWAMI Rural Research Center in the Department of Family Medicine. That job evolved into a career in health services research focused especially on rural health and rural health workforce issues. After working at the Rural Health Research Center and the Center for Health Workforce Studies for seventeen years, I joined MEDEX Northwest in 2006, dividing my time between physician assistant research, teaching in the MEDEX masters program, and supervising the MEDEX IT team. In 2012, I rejoined, on a part-time basis, the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, this time as the Director of the Center.
I was drawn to MEDEX by its mission and by the integrity and commitment of its staff and faculty. I am proud to have all of them as colleagues, and to be part of an organization that is so dedicated to, and so successful at, training providers who are improving health care access and outcomes every day especially for rural and underserved populations.


 

CHWS Publications

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Larson EH, Frogner BK. Characteristics of Physician Assistant Students Planning to Work in Primary Care J Physician Assist Educ 00(00):1–7 10-21-2019

Larson E, Hart LG. Growth and change in the physician assistant workforce in the United States, 1967-2000 J Allied Health 36(3):121-130 09-01-2007

Larson E, Hart LG. Geographic and demographic dimensions of the adoption of a health workforce innovation: physician assistants in the U.S., 1967-2000 Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington Working Paper #105 02-01-2006

Larson E, Palazzo L, Berkowitz B, Pirani MJ, Hart LG. The contribution of nurse practitioners and physician assistants to generalist care in underserved areas of Washington State Health Serv Res 38(4):1003-1050 01-01-2003

Larson E, Palazzo L, Berkowitz B, Pirani MJ, Hart LG. The contribution of nurse practitioners and physician assistants to generalist care in underserved areas of Washington State Seattle, WA: WWAMI Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Washington Working Paper #64 06-01-2001

 

CHWS Presentations

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Larson E. Opportunities to address rural health workforce needs and demand Rural Health Philanthropy Partnership Meeting, sponsored by Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and the National Rural Health Association, Washington, DC

 

RHRC Publications

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Larson EH, Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA, Evans DV. Geographic access to health care for rural Medicare beneficiaries: a national study WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington 09-07-2021

Larson EH, Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA, Evans DV. Geographic access to health care for rural Medicare beneficiaries in five states: an update WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington 04-01-2021

Mroz TM, Garberson LA, Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM, Larson EH, Patterson DG. Post-acute care trajectories for rural Medicare beneficiaries: planned versus actual hospital discharges to skilled nursing facilities and home health agencies WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington 03-24-2021

Larson EH, Andrilla CHA, Kearney J, Garberson LA, Patterson DG. The distribution of the general surgery workforce in rural and urban America in 2019 WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, University of Washington 03-01-2021

Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA, Larson EH, Patterson DG, Quigley TF. Comparing the health workforce provider mix and the distance travelled for mental health services by rural and urban Medicare beneficiaries Journal of Rural Health 08-18-2020

 

RHRC Presentations

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Mroz TM, Garberson LA, Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM, Patterson DG, Larson EH. Planned versus actual discharges to post-acute care for rural Medicare beneficiaries AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA, Patterson DG, Quigley TF, Larson EH. Comparing the health workforce provider mix and the distance traveled for mental health services by rural and urban Medicare beneficiaries National Rural Health Association Annual Conference

Mroz TM, Garberson LA, Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM, Patterson DG, Larson EH. Variation in use of home health care by urban-rural status and geography AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington, DC.

Mroz TM, Andrilla CHA, Skillman SM, Garberson LA, Patterson DG, Wong JA, & Larson EH. Relationship between Medicaid expenditures on home- and community-based services and use of community-entry home health by rural Medicare beneficiaries Poster presented at the AcademyHealth –Long Term Services and Support Interest Group Meeting, Seattle, WA

Mroz TM, Andrilla CHA, Garberson LA, Skillman SM, Patterson DG, Larson EH, & Karmarkar A. Rehabilitation services in home health for lower extremity joint replacement and quality outcomes for rural Medicare beneficiaries Poster presented at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, WA