Office of Global Initiatives Faculty and Staff

Director, Office of Global Initiatives

Elaine Larson, RN, PhD, FAAN, CIC
617 West 168th Street, Room 330
As Director of the Office of Global Initiatives, Dr. Larson leads all CUSON efforts toward facilitating education, research, and clinical care by fostering strategic partnerships that advance the practice of nursing within US borders and throughout the world. This includes spearheading the School’s global health approaches and areas of focus to improve health worldwide. Dr. Larson is also Associate Dean for Research, Columbia University School of Nursing.


Senior Administrator, Office of Global Initiatives

Kristine M. Kulage, MA
Centralized E-mail:
617 West 168th Street, Room 333
(212) 305-5495
Ms. Kulage oversees the daily operations of the Office. She is the administrative lead for efforts toward increasing international research collaborations and scholarly endeavors and plays a key role in implementing the Office’s Strategic Plan. Ms. Kulage is the contact person for arranging itineraries for visiting international scholars, coordinates presentations by visiting scholars, and ensures all international visitors are sponsored by faculty hosts. She maintains the Office database of visiting scholars and students as well as international experiences of CUSON faculty and students.

617 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

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