Michael Hosokawa, EdD


Mike Hosokawa, EdD, joined MU School of Medicine in 1974. Recognized for his work in medical education, Dr. Hosokawa played a key role in initiating innovations that have made MU a pioneer in curricular reform. One of these innovations, problem-based learning, was implemented in 1993 and has become a hallmark of success at MU. Dr. Hosokawa co-founded MU’s rural track initiative during the ‘90s.

In 2009, after stepping down as SOM Associate Dean for Curriculum, Dr. Hosokawa re-joined our department to continue his role as Director of Faculty Development. In 2017, the dean of the School of Medicine appointed him senior associate dean for education and faculty development. Dr. Hosokawa retained the role of senior associate dean for education and faculty development from 2017 until his retirement in 2023.

Outside of leadership in medical education, Mike’s life centers around his two children and two grandchildren. His enjoys cooking, and he is a watercolorist. A former Division 1 swimming coach, he swims at the masters level.        

Academic Information



1 Hospital Drive
M226 Medical Sciences Building, DC032.00
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. 573-882-1758

Research Interests

  • Medical Education
  • Inquiry-Based Learning
  • Faculty Development

Education & Training

Post-Graduate School

EdD: Health Education and Educational Psychology, University of Oregon

Awards & Honors


Jane Hickman Teacher of the Year

University of Missouri School of Medicine


In the News

Health Department Declares Racism a Public Health Crisis (KRCG)


  • On the other side of the fence: A busy clinician learning to be a researcher.
    Fam Med. 2019;51(5):440-442.
    Misra S, McElroy JA, Hosokawa MC.
  • The last five years of the MU/ADFM new chairs workshop.
    Annals of Family Medicine. 2017;15(1):90-91.
    Zweig S, Davis A, Weidner A, Hosokawa M, Colwill J.
  • Health care in minority and majority populations.
    In: Sahler OJ, Carr JE, Frank JB, Nunes JV, editors. 
  • The behavioral sciences and health care.
    Boston, MA; Toronto, Ontario: Hogrefe; 2018. pgs 156-162. Hosokawa M.
  • Book Review: What doctors feel: how emotions affect the practice of medicine.
    Danielle Ofri (author). Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education. 2015;21(1):21. Hosokawa MC.