Lisa Meeks, PhD, MA, BA
Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry

Graduate Schools :
  • MA, University of Alabama - Huntsville
  • PhD, Cleveland State University
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Central Florida (FL)
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Family Medicine
Languages: English, French
Department: Psychiatry

Professional Titles

  • Director of the office for Disability, Access and Inclusion
  • Director, SUMMIT Program for Disability Inclusion in Health Professions Education
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Psychiatry
  • Visiting Associate Professor of Family Medicine


  • Meeks LM, Case B, Joshi H, Graves L, Harper DM. Prevalence, Plans, and Perceptions: Disability in Family Medicine Residencies. Fam Med. 2021 May;53(5):338-346. PubMed PMID: 34019679
  • Meeks LM, Case B, Joshi H, Harper DM, Graves L. Disability Policies and Practices in Family Medicine Residencies: A CERA Study. Fam Med. 2021 Mar;53(3):211-214. PubMed PMID: 33723820
  • Bullock JL, Kimberg LS, Meeks LM. Trauma-Informed Transformation of Evaluation and Licensure for Physicians With Mental Illness. J Hosp Med. 2021 Jul;16(7):434-437. PubMed PMID: 34197310
  • Meeks LM, Case B, Stergiopoulos E, Evans BK, Petersen KH. Structural Barriers to Student Disability Disclosure in US-Allopathic Medical Schools. J Med Educ Curric Dev. 2021 Jan-Dec;8:23821205211018696. PubMed PMID: 34104788
  • Meeks LM. COVID-19 Communication-The Need for Humanity, Empathy, and Grace. JAMA. 2021 Feb 23;325(8):725-726. PubMed PMID: 33620410
  • Stergiopoulos E, Fragoso L, Meeks LM. Cultural Barriers to Help-Seeking in Medical Education. JAMA Intern Med. 2021 Feb 1;181(2):155-156. PubMed PMID: 33369621
  • Patwari R, Ferro-Lusk M, Finley E, Meeks LM. Using a Diagnostic OSCE to Discern Deficit From Disability in Struggling Students. Acad Med. 2021 Feb 1;96(2):228-231. PubMed PMID: 32324632
  • Mahmoudi E, Zazove P, Pleasant T, Meeks L, McKee MM. Hearing Loss and Healthcare Access among Adults. Semin Hear. 2021 Feb;42(1):47-58. PubMed PMID: 33883791
  • Singh S, Meeks LM, Dhaliwal U. Forging an ethical pathway: Disability accommodation, diverse voices, and standards of care. Indian J Med Ethics. 2020 Oct-Dec;V(4):1-9. PubMed PMID: 34018950
  • Meeks LM, Taylor N, Case B, Stergiopoulos E, Zazove P, Graves L, McKee M, Swenor BK, Salgat A, Cerilli C, Joshi H, Moreland CJ. The Unexamined Diversity: Disability Policies and Practices in US Graduate Medical Education Programs. J Grad Med Educ. 2020 Oct;12(5):615-619. PubMed PMID: 33149832
  • Panzer KV, Maraki I, Cross T, Meeks LM. Podcast possibilities: Asynchronous mentoring for learners with disabilities. Med Educ. 2020 May;54(5):448-449. PubMed PMID: 32196716
  • Meeks LM, Maraki I, Singh S, Curry RH. Global commitments to disability inclusion in health professions. Lancet. 2020 Mar 14;395(10227):852-853. PubMed PMID: 32171395
  • Meeks LM, Poullos P, Swenor BK. Creative Approaches to the Inclusion of Medical Students With Disabilities. AEM Educ Train. 2020 Jul;4(3):292-297. PubMed PMID: 32704601
  • Meeks LM, Case B, Plegue M, Moreland CJ, Jain S, Taylor N. National Prevalence of Disability and Clinical Accommodations in Medical Education. J Med Educ Curric Dev. 2020 Jan-Dec;7:2382120520965249. PubMed PMID: 33178890
  • Curry RH, Meeks LM, Iezzoni LI. Beyond Technical Standards: A Competency-Based Framework for Access and Inclusion in Medical Education. Acad Med. 2020 Dec;95(12S Addressing Harmful Bias and Eliminating Discrimination in Health Professions Learning Environments):S109-S112. PubMed PMID: 32889921
  • Reed NS, Meeks LM, Swenor BK. Disability and COVID-19: who counts depends on who is counted. Lancet Public Health. 2020 Aug;5(8):e423. PubMed PMID: 32707124
  • Swenor BK, Munoz B, Meeks LM. A decade of decline: Grant funding for researchers with disabilities 2008 to 2018. PLoS One. 2020;15(3):e0228686. PubMed PMID: 32126090
  • Meeks LM, Jain NR, Moreland C, Taylor N, Brookman JC, Fitzsimons M. Realizing a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce: Equal Access for Residents With Disabilities. J Grad Med Educ. 2019 Oct;11(5):498-503. PubMed PMID: 31636814
  • Meeks LM, Case B, Herzer K, Plegue M, Swenor BK. Change in Prevalence of Disabilities and Accommodation Practices Among US Medical Schools, 2016 vs 2019. JAMA. 2019 Nov 26;322(20):2022-2024. PubMed PMID: 31769816
  • Viglianti EM, Oliverio AL, Cascino TM, Meeks LM. The Policy Gap: A Survey of Patient-Perpetrated Sexual Harassment Policies for Residents and Fellows in Prominent US Hospitals. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Nov;34(11):2326-2328. PubMed PMID: 31414357
  • Swenor B, Meeks LM. Disability Inclusion - Moving Beyond Mission Statements. N Engl J Med. 2019 May 30;380(22):2089-2091. PubMed PMID: 31141629
  • Meeks LM, Liao P, Kim N. Using Twitter to promote awareness of disabilities in medicine. Med Educ. 2019 May;53(5):525-526. PubMed PMID: 30907444
  • Lapedis CJ, Meeks LM. Burnout Contagion. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Jun 4;170(11):816. PubMed PMID: 31158856
  • Meeks LM, Ramsey J, Lyons M, Spencer AL, Lee WW. Wellness and Work: Mixed Messages in Residency Training. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Jul;34(7):1352-1355. PubMed PMID: 30924087
  • Meeks LM, Jain NR, Herzer K. In Reply to Lawson et al. Acad Med. 2019 Jan;94(1):8-9. PubMed PMID: 30585808
  • Engelman A, Case B, Meeks L, Fetters MD. Conducting health policy analysis in primary care research: turning clinical ideas into action. Fam Med Community Health. 2019;7(2):e000076. PubMed PMID: 32148706
  • Meeks LM, Engelman A, Booth A, Argenyi M. Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Learners in Emergency Medicine. West J Emerg Med. 2018 Nov;19(6):1014-1018. PubMed PMID: 30429935
  • Viglianti EM, Oliverio AL, Meeks LM. Sexual harassment and abuse: when the patient is the perpetrator. Lancet. 2018 Aug 4;392(10145):368-370. PubMed PMID: 30102162
  • Meeks LM, Herzer K, Jain NR. Removing Barriers and Facilitating Access: Increasing the Number of Physicians With Disabilities. Acad Med. 2018 Apr;93(4):540-543. PubMed PMID: 30248081
  • Meeks L, Richards A, Chang A, van Schaik S. Working with students with disabilities: simulation-based faculty development. Med Educ. 2017 Nov;51(11):1181-1182. PubMed PMID: 29024147
  • Meeks LM, Herzer KR. Prevalence of Self-disclosed Disability Among Medical Students in US Allopathic Medical Schools. JAMA. 2016 Dec 6;316(21):2271-2272. PubMed PMID: 27923082
  • Meeks LM, Herzer KR. Accommodated MCAT Time and Performance Measurements. JAMA. 2015 Oct 13;314(14):1517-8. PubMed PMID: 26462002
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Professional Memberships

  • Coalition for Disability Access in Health Science Education, President
  • Association of American Medical Colleges, Member
Personal Interests
Dr. Meeks enjoys hiking, biking and spending time with her two children, and her adorable grandson.

Public Speaking
Disability as Diversity; Improving access to medical education for learners with disabilities; Medical student and resident well-being; Performance and trajectory of learners with disabilities; Workforce Diversity of the Healthcare Workforce

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MA, University of Alabama - Huntsville (0001)
  • PhD, Cleveland State University (0001)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Central Florida (FL) (0001)
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Family Medicine (0001)
Languages: English, French
Department: Psychiatry
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Aurora, CO 80045

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