Dustin studied Developmental Health at the University of Hawaii. His clinical background is primarily in emergency medicine where he worked in Honolulu at Straub Hospital and Queens Medical Center. He also spent a year in the surgery department at Stanford University Medical Center. Dustin became involved in research in 2011 when he began working in research on the pediatric pulmonary disease. He joined Optimed Research in 2013. Dustin enjoys reading and the outdoors; he plays rugby for a local Columbus team.