New Books:

Meeks, L.M. and Neal-Boylan, L. (Eds). Disability as Diversity: A Guidebook for Inclusion in Medicine, Nursing, and the Health Professions Springer International. Switzerland. 

Forthcoming Books:

Meeks, L.M. and Neal-Boylan, L. (Eds). Disability as Diversity: A Case Studies Companion Guide

Springer International. Switzerland. Coming: December 2020. 


Meeks L, Jain N., Laird-Metke, E (Eds.).  The Guide to Assisting Students with Disabilities: Equal Access in Health Science and Professional Education. 2nd Edition New York, NY: Springer. Coming September 2020.

National Reports

Meeks LM, Jain NR. Accessibility, inclusion, and action in medical education: Lived experiences of learners and physicians with disabilities. Washington, DC: Association of American Medical Colleges. March 13, 2018.


New Publications (2019-2020)


Viglianti EM, Meeks LM, Oliverio, A. Patient-perpetrated harassment policies in patient bills of rights and responsibilities at US academic medical centers.  JAMA Open, 2020. 



Curry, R, Meeks, L, Iezzoni, L. Beyond Technical Standards: A Competency-Based Framework for Access and Inclusion in Medical Education 2020.

Patwari R,  Ferro-Lusk M,  Finley E,  Meeks LM. Using a Diagnostic OSCE to Discern Deficit from Disability in Struggling Students. Academic Medicine. 2020 


Meeks LM, Maraki I, Singh S, Curry RH. Global commitments to disability inclusion in health professions. Lancet (London, England). 2020 Mar 14;395(10227):852.

Reed N, Meeks LM, Swenor B. Disability & COVID-19: Who counts depends on who is counted: 

Lancet Public Health 2020.


Meeks LM, Plegue M, Case B., Swenor B, Sen S. Disclosure of psychological disability in medical education. JAMA Open, 2020;3(7):e2011165.

Panzer KV, Maraki I, Cross T, Meeks LM. Podcast possibilities: Asynchronous mentoring for learners with disabilities. Medical education. 2020 Mar 20.

Swenor, B., Munoz, B., & Meeks, L. M. (2020). A decade of decline: Grant funding for researchers with disabilities 2008 to 2018.  Plus One 2020 Mar 3;15(3):e0228686. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0228686.

Meeks, L. M., Case, B., Herzer, K., Plegue, M., & Swenor, B. K. (2019). Change in Prevalence of Disabilities and Accommodation Practices Among US Medical Schools, 2016 vs 2019. JAMA.

Swenor, B., & Meeks, L. M. (2019). Disability Inclusion—Moving Beyond Mission Statements. NEJM.

Meeks, L. M., Jain, N. R., Moreland, C., Taylor, N., Brookman, J. C., & Fitzsimons, M. (2019). Realizing a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce: Equal Access for Residents With Disabilities. JGME.

Lisa M. Meeks, Peter Poullos, Bonnielin K. Swenor, (2019). Creative Approaches to the Inclusion of Medical Students with Disabilities. AEM.

Lapedis CJ, Meeks LM. (2019) Burnout contagion. Ann Intern Med. 

Engelman A, Case B, Meeks L M., et al. (2019) Conducting health policy analysis in primary care research: turning clinical ideas into action. Family Medicine and Community Health.

Meeks LM., Jain, NR, Herzer, K. (2019) In reply to lawson et al.  Academic Medicine. 


Meeks, LM, Ramsey, Lyons, Spencer, Lee (2019). Wellness and Work: Mixed Messages in Residency Training. Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM).


Meeks LM, Liao P, Kim, N. (2019) Using Twitter to promote awareness of disabilities in medicine. Medical Education. 



Medical Education 

Viglianti, E. M., Oliverio, A. L., & Meeks, L. M. (2018). Sexual harassment and abuse: when the patient is the perpetrator. Lancet.

Meeks, L. M., Herzer, K., & Jain, N. R. (2018). Removing barriers and facilitating access: Increasing the number of physicians with disabilities. Academic Medicine.

Meeks LM, Engleman A, Argenyi M, Booth A. (2018). Deaf and hard of hearing learners in emergency medicine: A case study. West J Emerg Med.

Meeks LM, Richards A, Chang A, VanSchaik S. (2017). Working with students with disabilities: Simulation-based faculty development.  Medical Education.


Meeks LM, Jain NR, Herzer KR. (2016). Universal design: Supporting students with color vision deficiency (CVD) in medical education. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability.


Meeks LM, Herzer KR. (2016). Prevalence of self-disclosed disability among medical students in U.S. allopathic medical schools. JAMA.

Meeks LM, Laird-Metke E, Jain N, Rollins M, Gandhi S, Stechert M. (2015). Accommodating Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in operating room environments: A case study.  Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability.

Meeks LM, Herzer KR. (2015) Accommodated MCAT time and performance measurements. JAMA.


Coalition Corner Articles (Brief-Applied Articles about Medical Education and Disability) 


Meeks LM, Sullivan L. Appropriately staffing DS offices in health science education. Disability Compliance for Higher Education, 2019;24(6):1-5.​


Meeks, L. M.,& Hall, E. (2019). The case for comprehensive case notes in health sciences. Disability Compliance for Higher Education, 24(8), 1-5.


Meeks, L. M.(2019). The new normal: Disability inclusion in health science education. Disability Compliance for Higher Education, 24(9), 1-4.

Sullivan L, Meeks LM.  Big solutions for small groups in health science programs. Disability Compliance for Higher Education, 2018;23(8), 1-7.


Meeks LM, Jain NR.  Accommodating chronic health conditions in medical education. Disability Compliance for Higher Education, 2018;23(10):1-6.

Meeks LM, Montgomery T, Moorehead G.  Changing the practice: The synergy of the coalition. Disability Compliance for Higher Education, 2017;22(6):7.


Jain NR, Meeks LM. Privacy, disability, and health science students. Disability Compliance for Higher Education, 2017;22(7),7-7.


Hori J,Meeks LM. Access in surgery: CART as a method of inclusion for deaf and hard‐of‐hearing learners. Disability Compliance for Higher Education, 2017;23(1):7-7.


Meeks LM,Laird‐Metke E. Ensuring an accessible orientation: Purposeful planning. Disability Compliance for Higher Education, 2017;22(11):7.


Meeks LM,Jain NR. Accommodating students on anatomy and other lab practical exams. Disability Compliance for Higher Education, 2017;23(3):1-7.


Meeks LM,Brown JT, Warczak J. Accommodate learners with ASD in a clinical setting. Disability Compliance for Higher Education,2017;23(4):1-5.


Meeks LM, Jain NR. Summative and formative assessments: Do we accommodate both? Disability Compliance for Higher Education,2017;22(9):1-5.

Jain NR, Meeks L.  Supporting health science students' communication skills: Avoiding pitfalls. Disability Compliance for Higher Education, 2016;21(8):5.


Meeks LM, Jain NR. Helping faculty find the balance: Communicating with students with disabilities. Disability Compliance for Higher Education, 2016;21(9):7.


Laird-Metke E, Jain N, Meeks LM.Improving health outcomes by ensuring inclusion of students with disabilities in health sciences. Insight into Diversity Special Report: Medical, Dental, Veterinary Schools,2016:48-49.


Murray JF, Meeks LM. Support medical students with psychological disabilities. Disability Compliance for Higher Education, 2016;21(12):7.


Meeks LM, Jain NR. Accommodating standardized patient exams: The OSCEs. Disability Compliance for Higher Education, 2016;22(4):7.


Meeks LM, Bisagno J, Jain N, Herzer K. Support students with disabilities in medicine and health care programs. Disability Compliance for Higher Education, 2015;21(3):1-5.


Meeks LM, Rigler M, Butler P.  The federal government and higher education: Working together to provide employment support for individuals with ASD. Disability Compliance for Higher Education, 2015;21(2):4-6.     

Meeks L, Montgomery T, Moorehead G.  Network provides support for accommodating students in graduate health science, medical education. Disability Compliance for Higher Education, 2014;20(5):6-7.

Book Chapters


Meeks LM, Jain NR, Phair EK, Acteson S. Professionalism and communication about disabilities and accommodations. The Guide to Assisting Students With Disabilities: Equal Access in Health Science and Professional Education, 141. New York, NY: Springer. 2015. 


 Jain N, Lewis C, Meeks LM, Tucker T.  The process of requesting accommodations on certification, licensing, and board exams: Assisting students through the application.In N. Jain & L. Meeks (Eds.), The guide to Assisting Students with Disabilities: Equal Access in Health Science and Professional Education New York, NY: Springer. 2015.


Serrantino J, Meeks LM, Jain N, Clifford G, Thierfeld-Brown J.  Accommodations in the didactic and clinical setting. In N. Jain & L. Meeks (Eds.), The Guide to Assisting Students with Disabilities: Equal Access in Health Science and Professional EducationNew York, NY: Springer. 2015.


Laird-Metke E,Meeks LM, Clifford G.  Do’s and don’ts for faculty and administrators who learn or suspect a student has a disability. In N. Jain & L. Meeks (Eds.), The Guide to Assisting Students with Disabilities: Equal Access in Health Science and Professional EducationNew York, NY: Springer. 2015.


Montgomery T, Meeks LM, Laird-Metke E.  Debunking disability myths and addressing legitimate concerns. In N. Jain & L. Meeks (Eds.), The Guide to Assisting Students with Disabilities: Equal Access in Health Science and Professional Education, New York, NY: Springer. 2015.


Kenney MJ, Jain N, Meeks LM, Laird-Metke E, Hori J, McGough J.  Learning in the digital age: Assistive technology and electronic access. In N. Jain & L. Meeks (Eds.), The Guide to Assisting Students with Disabilities: Equal Access in Health Science and Professional Education, New York, NY: Springer. 2015.


Brown J T, Meeks LM, Rigler M.  Mental Health Concerns of Students on the Autism Spectrum. New Directions for Student Services. 31–40. 2016. 




Geither E, Meeks L.  Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Express Their Thoughts and Knowledge in Writing. London, United Kingdom: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.2014.


Meeks L, Jain N.  Professionalism in Communication among Graduate Health Science Students with Disabilities: A Guide for Students. New York, NY: Springer. 2015.


Meeks L, Jain N. (Eds.).  The Guide to Assisting Students with Disabilities: Equal Access in Health Science and Professional Education. New York, NY: Springer.2016.


Meeks L,Masterson T.  Parties, Dorms and Social Norms: A Crash Course in Safe Living for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum. London, United Kingdom: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2016.


Accessibility, Inclusion, and Action in Medical Education: Lived Experience of Learners and Physicians with Disabilities AAMC/UCSF

Lisa Meeks and Neera Jain

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Parties, Dorms and Social Norms: A Crash Course in Safe Living for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum.

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Lisa Meeks and Tracy Masterson 
with Michelle Rigler and  Emily Quinn


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Medical Student Well-Being: An Essential Guide

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Mental Health and Medical Education
Lisa Meeks PhD and Joseph Murry MD

College Student Mental Health: New Directions for Student Services

Mental Health Concerns of Students on the Spectrum
Jane Thierfeld-Brown, Lisa M. Meeks and Michelle Rigler


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