University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Dr. Steven Larson is the assistant dean of global health and an associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has developed an extensive working knowledge of the health care issues facing immigrant populations in the United States, as well as underserved populations globally. Since 1993, he has been the volunteer medical consultant for Project Salud, a nurse practitioner-managed migrant health clinic located in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, that cares for the predominantly Mexican labor force employed in the local agricultural industry. In addition, since the late 1980s, Dr. Larson has been immersed in the examination of the history and economy of Central America and their impact on healthcare delivery. He frequently visits, and has many personal and professional contacts throughout, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador.
In 1993, Dr. Larson established Frontline Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania to help medical students and residents to explore the complex issues facing underserved populations. In 1999, with the goal of collaborating with other medical educators nationwide who are committed to global health, Dr. Larson joined the International Health Medical Education Consortium. In 2000, he was elected to its governing council.
Dr. Larson received his bachelor's degree in fine arts from Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania, and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
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