Invited Scholar

douglas larsen

Douglas P. Larsen, M.D., M.Ed.

Professor, Neurology & Pediatrics
Department of Neurology
Washington University in St. Louis

Dates of Visit: February 8 – 12, 2021

Purpose of Visit

During this visit to CHES, Dr. Larsen will be meeting with individual members of the CHES community to discuss their research ideas, offer advice, and explore areas of joint interest. Dr. Larsen will also be
presenting at the CHES Cutting Edge Speaker Series on February 9.


Douglas Larsen, M.D., M.Ed. is a medical education researcher, teacher, and practicing pediatric neurologist. His research interests include self-regulated and socially-regulated learning as well as the role of memory in education. Dr. Larsen earned his medical degree at the University of Utah School of Medicine in 2003. He completed residency training in pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and then trained in pediatric neurology at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University. He has been on the faculty at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine since 2008. He received a master’s degree in education from the University of Cincinnati in 2010. He is the Director of Medical Student Education for the Division of Pediatric Neurology and Associate Clerkship Director for Neurology. He has taught courses on the science of learning and served in leadership roles for the curriculum renewal at the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Larsen has received numerous teaching awards from medical students and residents, including the Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Award in Medical Student Education—Washington University School of Medicine’s highest teaching award. He has served on the American Academy of Neurology Education Research Subcommittee from 2011-2016, and currently serves on the Association of American Medical College’s Research in Medical Education program planning committee. Dr. Larsen was a Macy Faculty Scholar of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation from 2014-2016. His most recent research has been funded by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He serves as an associate editor for Advances in Health Sciences Education and The Journal of Graduate Medical Education.