Dr. Earnest is a Professor in the Division of General Medicine for the University of Colorado and the Co-Founder and Director of the LEADS Track Program on leadership, education, advocacy, development and scholarship which addresses the needs of the underserved and disadvantaged. Dr. Earnest is also Director of REACH an Inter-professional education program for the Anschutz Medical Campus.
His advocacy work has focused on expanding access to care for Colorado's families, reducing conflicts of interest amongst providers, media advocacy, and promoting prevention through policy.
Dr. Earnest is a graduate of Vanderbilt Medical School, MD and received a PhD in Health and Behavioral Sciences (an interdisciplinary degree combining public health and medical anthropology and sociology) from the University of Colorado Denver.
Dr. Earnest has been included in 5280 Magazine's Top Doc's in Denver from 2005 - 2011.