Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of OBGYN
Dr. Andrea Larson is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Larson currently works with faculty mentors Drs. Deborah Ehrenthal and Lawrence Berger on the Big Data for Little Kids: The Impact of Prenatal Interventions on Birth Outcomes and School Readiness research study (funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program Collaborative Health Sciences Program). The study is a multi-source multi-year Wisconsin birth cohort dataset designed to answer a variety of questions related to maternal and child outcomes. Dr. Larson received her PhD in Social Welfare from the School of Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017 and she holds a MSW degree and a certificate in Evidence-Based Mental Health Practice with Children from the University of Illinois-Chicago Jane Addams College of Social Work. Dr. Larson’s primary interest is child and adolescent mental health care. Her dissertation work focused on the role of uncertainty in mental health care decision-making and the differential application of universal mental health policies to children receiving care, which reflects her broad interest in understanding how policy design and care practices may generate (or regenerate) health disparities.