Deputy Element Scientist, ExMC
NASA Human Research Program
Ben is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He also serves as Deputy Element Scientist for Exploration Medical Capability in the NASA Human Research Program. Ben spearheaded the development of the Martian Medical Analogue and Research Simulations (2MARS), an innovative simulation program to teach about the intersection of medicine and engineering in an operational environment. He also serves as the Assistant Medical Director for the Polar Medicine Service at the University of Colorado.
Ben holds a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and an MBA from the University of Colorado. He completed emergency medicine residency at Denver Health Medical Center. Dr. Easter is board certified in emergency medicine and works as an attending physician at University of Colorado Hospital.