Joshua W. Little, DC, PhD

Interim Chair and Associate Professor

Division of Oral and Craniofacial Health Sciences

Director, Curricular Integration of the Biomedical Sciences


  • Postdoctoral, Pain (neurobiology, pathophysiological mechanisms, pharmacology), Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 2014
  • PhD, Anatomy, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 2011
  • DC, National University of Health Sciences, 2005
  • BS, Human Biology, National University of Health Sciences, 2003
  • BS, Physical Education and Pre-Health Professional Biomedical Studies, Evangel University, 2002

Research Interests

Neurobiology, pain (efficacy of treatments, musculoskeletal, glial-mediated mechanisms, sex differences, health disparities), musculoskeletal conditions, and dental/medical education

Research Summary

Neuroscience, neuroanatomy, histology, cell biology, anatomy, pain, and pathophysiology; curriculum development, implementation, and revision; integration of biomedical sciences in clinical curricula, science literacy, case-based learning, evidence-based practice and health literacy, flipped-classroom, team-based learning, and assessment of outcomes for active learning approaches