Larissa Roux MD PhD

Data | Founder

Larissa Roux completed medical school with distinction and research honors at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. She followed this with residency training in Family Medicine and a fellowship in Primary Care Sport Medicine at the University of Calgary. Her interest in how physical activity shapes the health of individuals and populations led her to the Harvard School of Public Health, where she led one of the first cost effectiveness analyses on strategies for the treatment of obesity. This work formed the foundation of her doctoral thesis in health economics. After completing her clinical training in Sport Medicine and her PhD at the University of Calgary, Dr. Roux joined the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity at the US Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, as a postdoctoral fellow. At the CDC, Dr. Roux turned her attention to studying the cost effectiveness of population based physical activity promotion in the United States and Latin America.  She was a co-Principal Investigator of a multicenter research team, Project MOVE, whose work on physical activity promotion was recognized by the CDC's Charles C. Shepard Science Award for best original published research. Her work has led to a number of peer reviewed publications and has informed health policy development in the US and other countries around the world. Following her postdoctoral work, Dr. Roux continued to serve as a health economics consultant for the CDC, and to practice clinical Sport and Exercise Medicine, focusing on prevention, recovery from injury, and the optimization of exercise and nutrition in the control of chronic illness.

These experiences provided strong evidence that clinical and economic data have the power to advance human performance and health, and to shape thoughtful and effective health policy. They led her to become a founder and the Chief Data Scientist for T6 Health Systems, where she oversees health economic data aspects of the software development process, contributes to the application’s overall design, and leads a team dedicated to ensuring that point-of-care, multidimensional data is made both interpretable and actionable by all stakeholders, through state-of-the-art predictive analytic techniques, process mapping, and time driven activity based costing (TDABC) and rigorous economic modeling. Most recently, her team has begun to incorporate patient reported outcomes into the T6 platform, both as a near real-time metric of trauma system performance, and as a measure of health utilities for the economic evaluation of acute care systems.

Dr. Roux also has a passion for dance, faraway travel and adventures with her amazing family.

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