Lara Iverson

Academic with Fieldwork and Consulting Experience

About Lara Iverson

Lara Iverson is currently pursuing her PhD in geography and working as an instructor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Formerly, she was a research assistant and a consultant at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her dissertation examines how social stigma affects women in Lusaka, Zambia, who are seeking treatment for tuberculosis infection. Research for this project was funded by the National Science Foundation and the SUNY - University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences.

While pursuing her bachelor’s degree in international studies and development from Marlboro College in Vermont, Lara J. Iverson traveled to Lucknow, India, to conduct fieldwork. Her project there included training birth attendants in rural villages, teaching them about reproductive health and first aid, and preliminary research for a project designed to improve the health of women living in an urban migrant community.

Later, Lara Iverson’s research took her to Europe and Vietnam while she worked towards her MA in Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii and her MA in Medical Anthropology at the University of London. She conducted archival research in Aix-en-Provence, France, and won a scholarship to study Vietnamese in Hanoi, Vietnam. In addition, Iverson earned a Certificate in Field Epidemiology from University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.