Lisa M. Meeks, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor for Learning Health Sciences and Family Medicine


Dr. Meeks is an Associate Professor of Learning Health Sciences and Family Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Widely considered the leading expert on disability inclusion in medical education, her work helps inform policy and best practice on the topic. Dr. Meeks’ research interests include:

  • Improving access to medical education for learners with disabilities
  • Medical student and resident well-being
  • The performance and trajectory of learners and physicians with disabilities

Her work has been published in leading journals including the NEJM, Lancet, JAMA, and Academic Medicine and featured on NPR in the Washington Post, CNBC News, Bloomberg Law, and TIME magazine.  Her work as co-creator of the social media campaign #DocsWithDisabilities, co-host of the Docs With Disabilities Podcast, and director of the DocsWithDisabilities Initiative have been immeasurably impactful in pushing for disability access in health professions training.

Dr. Meeks is the co-founder and Past President of the Coalition for Disability Access in Health Science and Medical Education, co-developer of both the AAMC Disability Webinar Series, and edited and authored the leading books on the topic, including Disability as Diversity, the casebook companion, and Equal Access for Students with Disabilities: The Guide for Health Science and Professional Education, Second Edition.

Dr. Meeks regularly collaborates with health professions associations and is the lead author of the AAMC Special Report: Accessibility, Inclusion, and Action in Medical Education: Lived Experiences of Learners and Physicians with Disabilities, and currently serves as Disability Lead for the ACGME Equity Matters Initiative for Disability.

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