MDisability Monthly Meetings

A monthly gathering of experts and learners focused on disability health. Each month features an experienced disability healthcare provider (or team of disability healthcare providers) sharing knowledge and inspiring conversation. These sessions provide networking opportunities that allow attendees to share, learn and work with like-minded and disability-focused learners and seasoned healthcare professionals.

The MDisability core team, which includes Family Medicine faculty and staff, as well as former MDisability interns and medical school students interested in disability health, meet once a month to share program updates, discuss the team’s latest disability health research and projects, and learn ways we can all support each other’s work. 

An impressive roster of past guests have joined the MDisability-led forum, presenting on a wide variety of disability health topics including: disability health medical school curriculum, patient care for women with disabilities, and healthcare accessibility. What started out as a small, internal meeting has grown over the past year into a virtual community and network of disability health leaders across the country! 

2022 Schedule


Medication management by persons with developmental disabilities.

Steve Erickson, PharmD
Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
University of Michigan Medicine


February 2022

Integrated behavioral health in primary care and discuss aspects of integrated care for patients and providers with disabilities.

Heidi Joshi, PsyD
Faculty & Behavioral Health Program Manager
John Muir Health Family Medicine, UCSF Family Medicine Residency Program


March 2022

Reproductive health care for adolescents and women with disabilities at Michigan Medicine.

Susan Ernst, MD
Chief of Gynecology, University Health Services
Director of the Gynecology Clinic for Women with Disabilities 
University of Michigan 

Past Events


We are excited about MDisability’s future as we all do our parts to promote disability health, accessibility, equity and inclusion. We welcome anyone interested in disability health to attend our meetings. For more information or to submit speaker suggestions, please contact MDisability Coordinator Dawn Michael at [email protected]