MDisability is a collaborative program focused on improving the inclusion of people with disabilities in healthcare research, education, practice and community engagement.
Nearly 1 in 5 Americans identify themselves as a person with a disability (PWD) and experience significant health inequities. PWD are rarely the focus in health care efforts, including research, education, and employment and remain underrepresented in medical education and practice. Additionally, post-docs, clinicians and researchers who wish to study or practice disability health have limited pathways for advancing their knowledge. A critical need exists to address disparities and underrepresentation through synchronized initiatives across clinical care, health education and research. MDisability is committed in providing opportunities for training, research, and education that contributes to culturally compassionate care and increased representation of PWD in medicine.
To improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.
To be a premier institution that leads in the development and dissemination of resources, research, and advocacy on the inclusion of people with disabilities in health care and health care professions.