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Christopher Olsen

Christopher Olsen

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

Professor, public health; associate dean, academic affairs, veterinary medicine School of Veterinary Medicine Work: 608-263-2525 Home page


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