Larissa Fluegel

Larissa Fluegel


Assistant Professor

Center for Bioethics and Social Justice

Learning Society Fellow, CHM West

  • Pronouns: she/her/hers
  • MHS 2014 Grand Valley State University
  • MD 2003 Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo


Larissa Fluegel is an international medical graduate with over twenty years of teaching experience in undergraduate biomedical education. Her main goal is the ongoing humanization of medical care through medical education framed within the biopsychosocial model. Her professional work involves medical school curriculum design and delivery that integrates medical ethics, shared decision-making, social determinants of health, and health policy with medical education, patient-centered, and evidence-based care. With this work Dr. Fluegel fosters a culture of diversity and inclusion through instruction and example. Dr. Fluegel is based out of the College of Human Medicine Grand Rapids campus where she works with the Shared Discovery Curriculum Learning Society Fellows to train first- and second-year medical students in the social context of clinical decisions.