MDisability Virtual Community 2021 Events


Building strong collaborative partnerships. How can we work best with a not-for-profit and community?

Alex Gossage
Executive Director, Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living (AACIL) 

Tyler James, MS, CHES
Postdoctoral Candidate for Research at University of Michigan Medical School



Managing New Intimate Relationships In (and Out of) Dementia Care

Kevin Mintz
Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Bioethics at NIH
PhD in Political Science and Doctor of Human Sexuality 

Digital Accessibility

Noa Kim
Former Research Informatics Project Manager
Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School

Disability Health Rotations for Residents

Rebecca Northway, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics University of Michigan Health
Team Physician, USA Hockey National Team Development Program



Disability health medical school curriculum

Cori Poffenberger, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Director of Faculty Development and Wellness
Stanford University

Overview - U-M Initiative on Disability Studies (UMInDs) 

Robert Adams
Associate Professor, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning + Stamps School of Art and Design
Director, University of Michigan Initiative on Disability Studies [UMInDS]
Faculty, The Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing [ESC], University of Michigan



Virtual care, Accessible clinic

Margaret Punch, MD 
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director of Virtual Care and MiChart Optimization for the Michigan Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Chief Medical Information Officer for Patient Engagement at Michigan Medicine

Christa Moran, NIC, MEd 
Interpreter Services Supervisor, Michigan Medicine Interpreter Services Program

James Cech
ASL/English Interpreter, BEI 3; M/MH, DB endorsed
Michigan Medicine Interpreter Services Program



Disability health fellowship

Alicia Wong, MD, MA, MPH
Faculty Fellow, Department of Family Medicine, UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital

Patricia Meyer, DO
Family Medicine Specialist, Denver, Colo.



Disability education for healthcare providers, and healthcare promotion and access for people with disabilities.

Susan Havercamp, PhD, FAAIDD
Associate Professor, Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Ohio State University Nisonger Center



Disability consciousness in medical education, training and practice

Christopher D. Lunsford, MD
Pediatric Physiatrist, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Departments of Orthopaedics and Pediatrics, Duke University Health System



Bridging Depression and Disability Research in the Sen Lab: a review of 3 studies

Lisa M. Meeks, PhD
Founder and Director, ODAI & SUMMIT
Visiting Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Co-Host: Docs with Disabilities Podcast



Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC) and the emphasis on disability as diversity in medical education

Peter D. Poullos, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology and Gastroenterology
Founder and Co-chair, Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC)



AAMC data, physician findings analysis

Chris Moreland, MD, MPH, FACP, FHM

Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Residency Program Director
Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin