Josh is an MD/PhD student in Duke’s Medical Scientist Training Program, completing his PhD in the Sanford School of Public Policy. His research focuses on the biological embedding of stigma and discrimination, with particular emphases on the long-term health effects of multiple levels of stigma (i.e., interpersonal and institutional) and cross-context research that includes low- and middle-income countries. He is also interested in the application of new technologies and devices for research. Clinically, he plans on specializing in internal medicine.
Josh graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Biochemistry from Iowa State University in 2010. He then worked in the immunology laboratory of Wayne Yokoyama at Washington University in St. Louis before coming to Duke in 2012. While not working on research, he prefers to be running, cooking, or gaming, and he puts his bench science skills to use by brewing beer.