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Christopher Olsen

Christopher Olsen

Expert on influenza viruses and other zoonotic infections transmitted between animals and human beings

Prof Emeritus, Vet Med; Dir, Grad/Prof Certif in Global Health, Sch Med & Public Hlth; Assoc Dir, Global Health Inst School of Veterinary Medicine Work: 608-262-3862 Home page


  • influenza viruses
  • zoonotic infections (i.e., those infections transmitted between or shared by animals and humans)
  • veterinary medical, public health and global health education


  • Norden Distinguished Teacher Award and member of the UW-Madison Teaching Academy, School of Veterinary Medicine and UW-Madison
  • Walter F. Renk Distinguished Faculty Member, School of Veterinary Medicine, 2005
  • Chancellor Honoree for University-Community Partnership - Pet Pals® canine pet therapy program at American Family Children's Hospital