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The Teams | The Work

Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Medical Education

Prevalence Study

This study was designed to benchmark and follow the number of allopathic (MD) medical students who disclose disability and register with disability services over a period of 10 years. 


Wave 1 of data collection and benchmarking 2015-16

Wave 2 of data collection 2018-19

Wave 3 of data collection 2021-22

Wave 4 of data collection 2025-26


Research Manager: Ben Case

PI: Lisa Meeks 

Analysts: Kurt Herzer, Missy Plegue 

Researchers: Bonnie Swenor

Building a pipeline for the biomedical workforce

Research study calling for deaf and hard of hearing students, linked to DHOH research

Success and attrition among deaf healthcare students and professionals: Describing an underrepresented minority segment of the healthcare workforce. 

PI: Chris Moreland, Co-PI: Lisa Meeks

Multi-site Performance & Trajectory Study

Performance and trajectory of medical students with disabilities


12 institutions

January 2020-May 2020

PI's: Dr's Lisa Meeks and Micheal Kim


Institutional Impact Study 


AIM: Identify institutional impact of non-accommodation on USMLE exams


PI: Lisa M. Meeks, PhD 

Co-I: Kristina Peterson, PhD

January 2020-April 2020

Psychological Disabilities

Our team is conducting a rapid review of the literature to discern the literature on accommodations for psychological disabilities in health science programs


Patricia Anderson

Fragoso Ligia Fragoso-Delgado

Legal Trends  

Our team is working to catalog legal cases involving health science programs to identify trends and inform best practice in health science education and disability inclusion.


Maher Budron

Sarah Pancino