Mercedes Gutierrez, PhD
University of Minnesota
Mercedes Gutierrez graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2011 with a PhD in Biological Anthropology. She had previously received her BSc in Zoology from the Universidad de la República in Uruguay, and has worked extensively with both living and fossil avian and mammalian communities in Africa, South America, and North America. She has taught Human Anatomy and Embryology for the last 14 years and currently teaches at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Interprofessional Student Poster Description: Background: Industrialization, population growth, and increased human mobility are increasingly placing humans into contact with animal ecosystems, leading to changing perspectives of human health in relation to the environment. In a world of increasing connectedness between humans, other animals, and the environment, an understanding of One Health is of increasing importance for health professional students. In particular, Zoobiquity, a University of Minnesota student organization composed of 100+ student members from different health professions…