Dr. Trudy Larson is Professor and founding Dean of the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her primary areas of interest have been HIV/AIDS and immunizations. Dr. Larson is past chair of the Nevada Donor Network Board, oversees the Organ and Tissue Donor program at the UNR School of Medicine, is a board member at Northern Nevada HOPES, is active on the Nevada Public Health Foundation board and currently serves on the Governor’s Medical Advisory Team for COVID-19. Dr. Larson received her medical degree from the University of California, Irvine. She completed a Pediatric residency at the University of California Davis Medical Center followed by a fellowship in pediatric infectious disease at UCLA and has been at the University of Nevada, Reno since 1984.