Roxanne Larsen, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Minnesota
Roxanne Larsen is an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Previously, she was a faculty member at the Duke University School of Medicine. A passionate educator, she has taught for nearly two decades in human and veterinary pre-health and health professional programs (e.g., anatomy, physiology, histology). Roxanne has been a collaborative researcher, investigating mammalian reservoirs of disease and assisting in disease surveillance in bats in North and South America and deer in Minnesota. Due to her unique training and experiences, she brings innovation and real-world connections to her courses and research. She has maintained an underlying thread of One Health and Interprofessional Education in her multidisciplinary work. Likewise, Roxanne encourages students to find their own connections with humans, animals, and the environment.

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…