Assistant Clinical Professor

Joshua Lea, DNP, CRNA, MBA



DNP, University of Akron, College of Health Professions
MS, Georgetown University, School of Nursing and Health Sciences
MBA, Cleveland State University, College of Business
BSN, Kent State University, College of Nursing and Honors College


Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, NBCRNA

Research Interests

Occupational wellness, patient safety, ultrasound imaging and LGBTQ+ health


Mahoney, C. B., Lea, J., Schumann, P., & Jillson, I. (2020). Turnover, burnout, and job satisfaction of certified registered nurse anesthetists in the United States: Role of job characteristics and personality. AANA Journal, 88(1), 39-48.

Neft, M., Hartgkidek, A., & Lea, J. (2017). Wellness milestone: The road to wellness: Paving the way toward a healthy work environment. AANA NewsBulletin.

Mahoney, C. B., Lea, J., Jillson, I., & Meeusen, V. (2014). Turnover of nurse anesthetists: The similarities and differences between countries. BioMed Central Ltd. 14(2).

Martsolf, D. S., Draucker, C. B., Bednarz, L. C., & Lea, J. A. (2011). Listening to the voices of important others: How adolescents make sense of troubled dating relationships. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 25(6), 430-444.

Areas of Expertise

Ultrasound imaging, Patient safety, Pharmacology and anesthesia, Conceptual basis of anesthesia, Liver, renal and endocrine physiology, LGBTQ+ health

Honors and Awards

AANA Foundation News Bulletin: Spotlight Researcher
Team Player of the Year, Cleveland Clinic, CICU

Appointments/Clinical Practice Affiliation

Massachusetts General Hospital
Shriners Burn Hospital for Children
McLean Hospital
Mobile Boston Ketamine

Professional and Community Service

  • Board of Directors, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
  • Co-Editor of APSF Newsletter (Online), Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Massachusetts Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • New England Assembly of Nurse Anesthetists
  • New England Assembly of School Faculty of Nurse Anesthesia Programs
  • COVID-19 CRNA Task Force, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Advisory Group Board, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
  • Undergraduate Student Government, Senator for the College of Nursing
  • Community Servings and Greater Boston Foodbank

Contact Information


207A Robinson Hall


[email protected]



No Curriculum Vitae