Joshua Girton, JD, LLM, MBA

Joshua Girton, JD, LLM, MBA

Name: Joshua Girton, JD, LLM, MBA

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics
Title: 
Deputy Director, DoD Medical Ethics Center (DMEC)
Faculty Rank: 
Assistant Professor
Location: 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Office Phone: 
(301) 400-4017

Education

Mr. Girton received his BA in English from Emory University, his JD from Washington University in St. Louis, his LLM in Global Health Law and International Institutions from Georgetown University Law Center and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland), and his MBA from Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business.

Biography

Joshua Girton is the Deputy Director, Department of Defense Medical Ethics Center (DMEC) and Assistant Professor at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), the nation’s only federal health sciences university with a focus on training medical personnel in the uniformed services for medical contingency operations both domestically and in forward deployed environments. Mr. Girton also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the US Naval Academy (USNA). Prior to his current position, Mr. Girton was an Associate General Counsel within the USU Office of General Counsel (OGC). At the outset of his professional career, Mr. Girton was an officer and judge advocate in the United States Marine Corps (USMC). His honors and awards include multiple military decorations, awards for teaching excellence at USNA, election as an honor graduate from both of his law programs, and the recipient of the Dan Carter-Earl Tedrow Memorial Award selected by the Senior Law Class as the exemplification of the aims of all those entering the profession of law. A native of Maryland, Mr. Girton received his BA in English from Emory University, his JD from Washington University in St. Louis, his LLM in Global Health Law and International Institutions from Georgetown University Law Center and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva, Switzerland), and his MBA from Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business. On a personal note, Mr. Girton considers himself truly blessed to have an amazing wife and two wonderful children.