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Lisa Meeks, PhD

TitleDir, Medical Stdnt Disability
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentDean's Office
Address533 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
Phone415-502-5759
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    Dr. Meeks is on faculty with the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine where she is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director for Medical Student Disability Services. She is co-founder and President elect of the Coalition for Disability Access in Health Science and Medical Education and co-editor and an author of The Guide to Assisting Students with Disabilities: Equal Access in Health Science and Professional Education, the seminal text on inclusion of individuals with disabilities in health science programs.

    In addition to her work in higher education, Dr. Meeks lends her expertise through trainings and policy development for educational and government organizations including the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the Department of Defense (DOD), the Association of Higher Education and Disabilities (AHEAD), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Currently her work focuses on developing computer simulations for use in remediating medical students’ communication skills and improving access to medical education for students with disabilities.

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    Simulations for use in remediating medical students’ communication skills, innovations that increase accessibility of medical education to students with disabilities, Interventions to improve retention and persistence of students with disabilities and other marginalized populations, Best practices in policy and procedure for identifying and supporting students with disabilities in medical education, Communication and professional behavior of students with disabilities.

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    1. Meeks LM, Herzer KR. Prevalence of Self-disclosed Disability Among Medical Students in US Allopathic Medical Schools. JAMA. 2016 Dec 06; 316(21):2271-2272. PMID: 27923082.
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    2. Meeks LM, Herzer KR. Accommodated MCAT Time and Performance Measurements. JAMA. 2015 Oct 13; 314(14):1517-8. PMID: 26462002.
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    3. Meeks, L. M., Laird-Metke, E., Rollins, M., Gandhi, S., Stechert, M., & Jain, N. R. . Practice Brief: Accommodating Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students in Operating Room Environments: A Case Study. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability. 2015; 3(28):383-388.
    4. Meeks, L. M., & Jain, N. R. . The Guide to Assisting Students With Disabilities: Equal Access in Health Science and Professional Education. 2015; 240.
    5. Geither, E., & Meeks, L. Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Express Their Thoughts and Knowledge in Writing: Tips and Exercises for Developing Writing Skills. 2014.
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