Shrinking the Malaria Map

UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI)

Erika Larson

Erika Larson, MSc, is a Senior Program Manager at the UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI). In this role, Erika provides an overall advocacy and communications strategy for the MEI and engages with country and regional partners to strengthen their advocacy for malaria elimination resource mobilization.

Erika is a global health policy and advocacy professional with 10 years of experience in malaria, HIV/AIDS, and sexual and reproductive health in Asia and Africa. Her area of interest and expertise is supporting country-level partners, civil society, and marginalized communities to engage decision-makers at the national and global levels. Erika has built a range of skills and good practices, including building partnerships, developing and implementing country strategies, and providing technical assistance to change policy and financing.

Erika has an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and a BA in Political Science from Davidson College.