Dr. Lefort grew up in Springfield, Illinois. She earned her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology at Vanderbilt University and went on to attend Southern Illinois University for medical school. Roxanna completed a pediatric residency at the University of South Florida and served as chief resident. While there, she also earned a master's degree in Public Health, with a concentration in global health, and a graduate certificate in disaster management. After residency, Roxanna completed a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas. Upon completion, she served as an assistant professor through the Department of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Colorado for six years before joining the IU Department of Emergency Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children.
In addition to her clinical role in the Riley Emergency Department, Roxanna has been involved in multiple clinical research projects focused on a variety of pediatric emergency care topics and the education of medical students, residents, and fellows. While here at IU, she has completed the Disaster Medicine Fellowship and in 2020 assumed the role of program director for this fellowship. She is involved in disaster preparedness activities at hospital, district, and state levels and is passionate about improving disaster preparedness in this community, specifically with regards to mass casualty planning at the hospital level and with regards to pediatric patients.