Clinical Professor
Pediatrics | Faculty of Medicine
Director | Centre for International Child Health
6048752345 ext:5642
Research Interests:

Project Names: Development of Fixed Drug Dosing Bands listed on the Vector control, Tools & Diagnostics page, Interrupting Pathways to Childhood Sepsis and Scale Up of Zinc Treatment of Childhood Diarrhea listed on the Implementation Research page.

My current research interests include (carried out in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa

  1. The scale up of zinc treatment of childhood diarrhea
  2. Evidence in support of interrupting pathways to childhood sepsis
  3. The development of fixed drug dosing bands based upon anthropometric measurements applied to essential pediatric drugs.
  4. In China I am participating in the development and implementation of a large birth cohort study (100,000 mother-child dyads over 10 years)

Relevant NGDI Articles


Caretakers’ perception towards using zinc to treat childhood diarrhoea in rural western Kenya. Otieno GA, Bigogo GM, Nyawanda BO, Aboud F, Breiman RF, Larson CP, Feikin DR. J Health Popul Nutr. 2013 Sep;31(3):321-9.

Pediatric post-discharge mortality in resource poor countries: a systematic review. Wiens MO, Pawluk S, Kissoon N, Kumbakumba E, Ansermino JM, Singer J, Ndamira A, Larson C. PLoS One. 2013 Jun 25;8(6):e66698.

Willingness of pregnant women to participate in a birth cohort study in China. Qiu X, He J, Qiu L, Larson CP, Xia H, Lam KB. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2013 Sep;122(3):216-8.

Zinc supplementation for probable serious bacterial infection in early infancy may reduce the need for antibiotic change. Larson CP. Evid Based Med. 2013 Jun;18(3):e22.


Pediatric sepsis in the developing world: Challenges in defining sepsis and issues in post-discharge mortality. Wiens MO, Kumbakumba E, Kissoon N, Ansermino JM, Ndamira A and Larson CP. Clin Epidemiol 2012 4(1):319-325.

Risks to early childhood health and development in the postconflict transition of northern Uganda. McElroy TA, Atim S, Larson CP, Armstrong RW. Int J Pediatr 2012.

Scaling Up of Zinc for Young Children (SUZY) Project Team. Scaling up zinc treatment of childhood diarrhoea in Bangladesh: theoretical and practical considerations guiding the SUZY Project.Larson CP, Koehlmoos TP, Sack DA; Health Policy Plan 2012 27(2):102-14.

Zinc supplementation for probable serious bacterial infection in early infancy may reduce the need for antibiotic change. Larson CP, Evid Based Med 2012 Published online Oct 20, 2012.


Grand Challenges Canada: inappropriate emphasis and missed opportunities in global health research? Larson CP, Haddad S, Birn A-E, Cole DC, Labonte R, Roberts JH, Schrecker T, Sellen D, and Zakus D. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2011, Vol102:2:149-151.

Healthcare-seeking behavior for common infectious disease-related illnesses in rural Kenya: a community-based house-to-house survey. Burton DC, Flannery B, Onyango B, Larson C, Alaii J, Zhang X, Hamel MJ, Breiman RF, and Feikin DR.  Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition 2011, Vol29:1:61-70.


The added benefit of zinc supplementation  following zinc treatment of acute childhood diarrhea: a randomized, double-blind field trial. Larson CP, Nasrin D, Saha A, Chowdhury MI, Qadri F. Trop Med Int Health 2010 Jun;15(6):754-61