Joshua Easter, MD, MSc

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine


Josh grew up in Richmond, Virginia and attended Williams College, majoring in Economics and Biology. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. He then completed a fellowship in clinical research at the NIH studying emotion recognition in children. Afterwards, he completed an emergency medicine residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Harvard. He was then an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Denver Health and the University of Colorado, where he obtained a master of clinical science and studied pediatric brain injury with a K award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. In 2016 he began working at the University of Virginia, where he is focused on undergraduate and graduate medical education.

What attracted you to the MHPE Program?

I was drawn to the program’s emphasis on translating theory into practice, allowing me to apply what I am learning in the program to improve current projects at my home institution.


Areas of Interest

Clinical reasoning in emergency medicine; Predictors of success in residency; Quality in residency education