Larsen, Merilee M
Assistant Professor - Public and Community Health
HP 101v
Last Updated: 1/6/19 -


Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California                                                                         

Doctor of Public Health                                                                                                2017

Area of concentration: Health Education


Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California

Masters of Public Health Practice                                                                                     2012

Areas of concentration: Health Education        


Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

B.S. Community Health                                                                                                     2006

Areas of concentration: Health Education


Yoga Motion, Bozeman, Montana

Yoga Instructor Experienced – 200 Hour                                                                        2001

Areas of concentration: Vinyasa Flow


Mt. Nebo Training, Payson, Utah

EMT - Intermediate                                                                                                          1999


Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, SLC, Utah

EMT – Instructor                                                                                                             1998


Phlebotomy Training Center, SLC, Utah

Phlebotomy Certificate                                                                                                     1998


Mt. Nebo Training, Payson, Utah

EMT - Basic                                                                                                                        1996



Adjunct Faculty of Excellence Award, Utah Valley University                                          2010  

Nomination - OTL Academy Award - Best Delivery for Health 3220 Online                    2017

Alumni Outstanding Educator of the Year                                                                        2018                    



 Utah Valley University

School Health Education / Public & Community Health                                                    2007 - Current

Courses Taught: Health 3100, Health 4100, Health 4200, NUTR 2010, Health 1100, Health 1200, Health 2400, Health 2600, Health 2800, Health 3200, Health 3220, Health 3400.


Utah Valley University – Utah Fire and Rescue Academy

Adjunct Faculty – Fire Sciences                                                                               1999 - 2011

Courses Taught: ESEC 1140 (Emergency Medical Technician Basic), ESEC 1160 (Emergency Medical Technician Advanced)


University of Utah

Adjunct Faculty – Health Sciences/EMS                                                                  2005 - 2007

Courses Taught: HEDU 5950 (Emergency Medical Technician Basic), HEDU 5970 (Emergency Medical Technician Advanced)


Utah Highway Patrol                                                                                               1999 - 2012

Courses Taught: Emergancy Medical Technician Basic, Emergency Medical Responder, Basic and Advanced First Aid.


Integrated Studies Advisory Committee                                                     2009, 2013, 2015, 2017-18

State of Utah Department of Health / Bureau of EMS

        Consultant                                                                                                               2016 - Ongoing

 Vasa Gym, Utah

       Yoga Instructor                                                                                                         2003 – Ongoing

State of Utah Department of Health / Bureau of Emergency Medical Services

       EMT Test Proctor                                                                                                      1999 - 2016

 Global Emergency Medical Support (GEMS)

        Instructor                                                                                                                   Ongoing


Smith-Jackson, T., Brown, M., Flint, M. Larsen, M. (2018). A mixed method approach to understanding the severity of condition with a delayed diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications.


“The Future of Emergency Medicine”

Guest speaker at the EMT Instructor conference, Cedar City, Utah                                       2008

“Job Finding and Public Health”

HEAU Conference, Sandy, Utah                                                                                             2010

“Turning War Stories into Practical Classroom Assessments”

Guest speaker at the EMT Instructor conference, Cedar City, Utah                                        2011

“Assessment & Evaluation”          

Guest speaker at new EMT Instructor conference, SLC, Utah                                                2012

“Disaster Thinking and Pubic Health”          

HEAU Conference, West Valley City, Utah                                                                               2013

Disaster Thinking and Law Enforcement”                                                                         

Keynote speaker at Utah County Law Enforcement Conference                                               2013

Disaster Thinking for the Workplace”                                                      

Keynote Speaker United States Department of the Agriculture, SLC, UT                                 2013                                                         

Exams That Test”                                                                                      

Guest speaker at Utah EMT Instructor Conference, Ogden, Utah                                           2013/2014

"How to Disaster Think on the Job"

Guest speaker - Utah EMT Instructor Conference, Ogden & Cedar City, Utah                       2015/2016

"Disaster Thinking for Health Care Professionals"

Keynote speaker - Intermountain Center for Disaster Preparedness, SLC, Utah                    2016

"OODA Loop and Efficient Decision Making"

Keynote Speaker - Utah EMS Conference, Draper, Utah                                                         2017

"Standard 4: Teaching Students to Disaster Think"

Guest speaker - SHAPE/CHOICES Conference, Layton, Utah                                                2018

"Medical Reserve Corps use of the OODA Loop"

Guest speaker - Medical Reserve Corps Summit                                                                     2018

"Disaster Thinking for Public Service and the Community"

Keynote Speaker - InfraGuard Quarterly Conference, SLC, Utah                                            2018