Research Overview


Dr. Nagler is involved in clinical as well as educational research. His clinical research interest aims at improving emergent advanced airway management in pediatrics. He is involved with studies comparing how new technologies such as videolaryngoscopy can improve success rates and decrease the risk of complications during pediatric intubation. In addition, he has studied various pedagogic strategies to improve intubation performance by emergency providers. Finally, he has investigated risk factors for misplaced endotracheal tubes in pediatrics, to inform strategies to help providers avoid related complications.

Dr.Nagler's medical education research has focused on the integration of information systems to improve clinical training within pediatrics. He has published work demonstrating the development of an automated system that integrates electronic information available through a patient tracking system in combination with the electronic health record to be used for educational initiatives. In addition, he has modeled how this tool can be used to guide training in pediatric emergency medicine, as well as to improve the evaluation process for medical students. He recently completed two randomized controlled educational intervention trials. The first demonstrated benefit in utilizing an electronic platform to deliver educational material to rotating residents. The second showed that the integration of patient intubation videos into an airway curriculum for residents improved their skills based performance during simulation.

About Josh Nagler


Josh Nagler received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College and moved on to his residency and chief residency with the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics. He completed fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital in 2005, serving as a Chief Fellow in his final year. Dr. Nagler was an instructor of medicine for three years before his assistant professor appointment. He recently completed advanced coursework for his MHPE (M.Ed) degree through the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Professions. He is the Director of the Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He teaches in a number of national Pediatric and Advanced Airway Management Courses, and served as the Associate Editor for the 7th Edition of Fleisher and Ludwig’s Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Researcher Services

Researcher Areas

  • Emergent Advanced Airway Management in Pediatrics
  • Educational Research

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PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Miller KA, Monuteaux MC, Aftab S, Lynn A, Hillier D, Nagler J. A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Video-Enhanced Advanced Airway Curriculum for Pediatric Residents. Acad Med. 2018 Aug 07. View abstract
  2. Adams CM, Nigrovic LE, Hayes G, Weinstock PH, Nagler J. Teaching Incision and Drainage: Perceived Educational Value of Abscess Models. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Mar; 34(3):174-178. View abstract
  3. Hirsch AW, Nagler J. Reexpansion Pulmonary Edema in Pediatrics. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Mar; 34(3):216-220. View abstract
  4. Hewett EK, Nagler J, Monuteaux MC, Morin M, Devine M, Carestia M, Chung S. A Hazardous Materials Educational Curriculum Improves Pediatric Emergency Department Staff Skills. AEM Educ Train. 2018 Jan; 2(1):40-47. View abstract
  5. Allfather P, Nagler J. Seven-Year-Old Girl With Forehead Swelling. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Dec; 70(6):771-796. View abstract
  6. Miller AF, Levy JA, Rempell RG, Nagler J. Point-of-Care Ultrasound to Diagnose Postpericardiotomy Syndrome in a Child. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Oct; 33(10):700-702. View abstract
  7. Mannix R, Nagler J. Tribalism in Medicine-Us vs Them. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Sep 01; 171(9):831. View abstract
  8. Lee M, Nagler J. High-flow nasal cannula therapy beyond the perinatal period. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2017 Jun; 29(3):291-296. View abstract
  9. Nagler J, Nagler A, Bachur RG. Development and Assessment of an Advanced Pediatric Airway Management Curriculum With Integrated Intubation Videos. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Apr; 33(4):239-244. View abstract
  10. House H, Monuteaux MC, Nagler J. A Randomized Educational Interventional Trial of Spaced Education During a Pediatric Rotation. AEM Educ Train. 2017 Apr; 1(2):151-157. View abstract
  11. Michelson KA, Nigrovic LE, Nagler J, McAneney CM, Mistry RD. Research Interest in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Mar 13. View abstract
  12. Miller KA, Kimia A, Monuteaux MC, Nagler J. In Reply to: Discrepancy Between Pediatric and Adult Patients Concerning Misplaced Endotracheal Tubes During Intubation. J Emerg Med. 2017 04; 52(4):578-579. View abstract
  13. Eisenberg MA, Green-Hopkins I, Werner H, Nagler J. Comparison Between Direct and Video-assisted Laryngoscopy for Intubations in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 08; 23(8):870-7. View abstract
  14. Mittiga MR, Nagler J, Eldridge CD, Ishimine P, Zuckerbraun NS, McAneney CM. Essentials of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship: Part 3: Clinical Education and Experience. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Jul; 32(7):479-85. View abstract
  15. Hsu D, Nypaver M, Fein DM, McAneney C, Santen S, Nagler J, Zuckerbraun N, Roskind CG, Reynolds S, Zaveri P, Stankovic C, House JB, Langhan M, Titus MO, Dahl-Grove D, Klasner AE, Ramirez J, Chang T, Jacobs E, Chapman J, Lumba-Brown A, Thompson T, Mittiga M, Eldridge C, Heffner V, Herman BE, Kennedy C, Madhok M, Kou M. Essentials of PEM Fellowship Part 2: The Profession in Entrustable Professional Activities. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Jun; 32(6):410-8. View abstract
  16. Miller KA, Kimia A, Monuteaux MC, Nagler J. Factors Associated with Misplaced Endotracheal Tubes During Intubation in Pediatric Patients. J Emerg Med. 2016 Jul; 51(1):9-18. View abstract
  17. Green-Hopkins I, Werner H, Monuteaux MC, Nagler J. Using Video-recorded Laryngoscopy to Evaluate Laryngoscopic Blade Approach and Adverse Events in Children. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Nov; 22(11):1283-9. View abstract
  18. Green-Hopkins I, Nagler J. Endotracheal Intubation In Pediatric Patients Using Video Laryngoscopy: An Evidence-Based Review. Pediatr Emerg Med Pract. 2015 Aug; 12(8):1-22; quiz 22-3. View abstract
  19. Bennett S, Nagler J. Images in emergency medicine. Herpes simplex virus encephalitis. Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Dec; 64(6):588, 608. View abstract
  20. Vieira RL, Hsu D, Nagler J, Chen L, Gallagher R, Levy JA. Pediatric emergency medicine fellow training in ultrasound: consensus educational guidelines. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Mar; 20(3):300-6. View abstract
  21. Nagler J, Pina C, Weiner DL, Nagler A, Monuteaux MC, Bachur RG. Use of an automated case log to improve trainee evaluations on a pediatric emergency medicine rotation. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Mar; 29(3):314-8. View abstract
  22. Lipsett SC, Nagler J. Child with right eye redness and swelling. Carotid-cavernous fistula (direct type). Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Sep; 58(3):239, 256. View abstract
  23. Burghardt L, Neuman MI, Capraro AJ, Volk MS, Nagler J. Picture of the month--quiz case. Plastic bronchitis. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Sep; 165(9):865, 866. View abstract
  24. Nagler J, Krauss B. Videos in clinical medicine. Intraosseous catheter placement in children. N Engl J Med. 2011 Feb 24; 364(8):e14. View abstract
  25. Nagler J, Bachur RG. Advanced airway management. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2009 Jun; 21(3):299-305. View abstract
  26. Nagler J, Krauss B. Capnography: a valuable tool for airway management. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2008 Nov; 26(4):881-97, vii. View abstract
  27. Neuman MI, Nagler J, Madati PJ. Eye pain and double vision: superior orbital wall fracture with retro-orbital hematoma. Ann Emerg Med. 2008 Oct; 52(4):473, 481. View abstract
  28. Lipton G, Nagler J, Geva T. Coarctation of the aorta. J Pediatr. 2008 May; 152(5):737, 737.e1. View abstract
  29. Bachur RG, Nagler J. Use of an automated electronic case log to assess fellowship training: tracking the pediatric emergency medicine experience. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2008 Feb; 24(2):75-82. View abstract
  30. Bachur R, Nagler J. Scholarship oversight under the new American Board of Pediatrics guidelines for subspecialty training: lessons learned from the first cycle. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 Nov; 23(11):771-3. View abstract
  31. Nagler J, Ruebner RL. Suppurative complications and upper airway obstruction in infectious mononucleosis. J Hosp Med. 2007 Jul; 2(4):280-2. View abstract
  32. Nagler J, Levy JA, Bachur RG. Stridor in an infant with myelomeningocele. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 Jul; 23(7):478-81. View abstract
  33. Radhakrishna SM, Nagler J. Images in emergency medicine. Foreign body aspiration. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Jun; 49(6):822, 829. View abstract
  34. Nagler J, Wright RO, Krauss B. End-tidal carbon dioxide as a measure of acidosis among children with gastroenteritis. Pediatrics. 2006 Jul; 118(1):260-7. View abstract
  35. Nagler J, Harper MB, Bachur RG. An automated electronic case log: using electronic information systems to assess training in emergency medicine. Acad Emerg Med. 2006 Jul; 13(7):733-9. View abstract
  36. Nagler J. Sudden infant death syndrome. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2002 Apr; 14(2):247-50. View abstract
  37. Nagler J. Child abuse and neglect. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2002 Apr; 14(2):251-4. View abstract
  38. Rosenblum ND, Nagler J, Lovejoy FH, Hafler JP. The pedagogic characteristics of a clinical conference for senior residents and faculty. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1995 Sep; 149(9):1023-8. View abstract