Picture of researcher, medium blond hair, in black suit jacket with the words:    Lisa M. Meeks, PhD, MA

Lisa Meeks, PhD, MA

Associate Professor of Learning Health Sciences
Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Administrative Contact

Janelle Burleigh at  [email protected]


Dr. Meeks is an Associate Professor of Learning Health Sciences and Family Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School, co-creator of the social media campaign #DocsWithDisabilities, co-host of the Docs With Disabilities Podcast, and executive director of the DocsWithDisabilities Initiative. Widely considered the leading expert on disability inclusion in medical education, her work has been published in leading medical journals including the NEJM, Lancet, JAMA, and Academic Medicine. Her work has also been featured on NPR in the Washington Post, CNBC News, Bloomberg Law, and TIME magazine.  

Dr. Meeks also regularly collaborates with health professions associations and is the lead author of the AAMC Special Report: Accessibility, Inclusion, and Action in Medical Education: Lived Experiences of Learners and Physicians with Disabilities and co-developer of the AAMC Disability Webinar Series. She currently serves as Disability Lead for the ACGME Equity Matters Initiative. 
Her most valued contribution to academic medicine is mentoring the next generation of disabled physicians and scientists and creating space for DocsWithDisabilities to thrive. 

Areas of Interest

  • DEI for DLHS 
  • Research: 
    • Improving access to medical education for learners with disabilities 
    • Medical student and resident well-being 
    • The performance and trajectory of learners and physicians with disabilities 
    • The experiences of learners at the intersection of BIPOC identity and disability 
    • Subject-matter expertise: Disability in Academic Medicine, Clinical Accommodations in Health Science Programs, Disability Law 

Published Articles or Reviews

List of published articles or reviews can be found at: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=h7B7ZWAAAAAJ&hl=en

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