Dr. Alan Martino
Dr. Alan Martino (he/him) is a faculty member in the Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies in the Community Health Sciences Department (Cumming School of Medicine) at the University of Calgary. His main research interests are in critical disability studies, gender and sexualities; feminist and critical disability studies theories; qualitative and community-based research (particularly participatory and inclusive research methodologies). He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from McMaster University. His doctoral research examined the romantic and sexual lives of adults with intellectual disabilities in Ontario, Canada, by putting into conversation theories from both the sociology of sexualities and the field of critical disability studies. His work has been published in journals, including Disability Studies Quarterly, Canadian Disability Studies Journal, and Forum: Qualitative Social Research, and edited volumes focused on disability and/or sexualities studies. He is the current co-lead for the Sociology of Disability Research Cluster at the Canadian Sociological Association, as well as the co-lead for the emerging Virtual Disability and Intimate Citizenship Research Hub.
Elysse is a graduate student with the Microbiology and Immunology department of the Stanford School of Medicine, and holds multiple teaching and health education positions with Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital and throughout the East Bay. Elysse is passionate about creating inclusive and accessible spaces in STEM education and research. This passion drove the formation of STEM Outreach Collective, a nonprofit organization that aims to enhance STEM education for middle and high school students in the greater SF Bay Area and beyond.
As a librarian at Stanford Health Library, Gillian helps patients, caregivers, and community members find evidence-based information to help make informed decisions about their health and health care. She oversees the StoryCorps Legacy Program at Stanford Health Care and is passionate about creating a space for others to share their stories. Gillian has a master of library and information science degree, is a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals, and holds specializations in consumer health information and disaster information from the Medical Library Association.
Dr. Peter Poullos received his M.D. degree at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, after which he did Internal Medicine residency at the University of California-San Francisco. He stayed at UCSF as a Gastroenterology fellow until 2004. However, after a spinal cord injury, he decided to retrain in Radiology. He did his Radiology residency at Stanford University, where he also completed a fellowship In Body Imaging in 2009. Dr. Poullos is now faculty in both the departments of Radiology and Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Dr. Poullos is Founder and Executive Director of the Stanford Medicine Abilities Coalition (SMAC), a group composed of people with disabilities and their allies at Stanford Medicine. He is also a member of the Radiology Department Diversity Committee, the School of Medicine Faculty Senate Subcommittee on Diversity, and the School of Medicine Diversity Cabinet.
Colleen Cuddy has a master of arts in American and English literature and a master of library science degree. She is the Director of Research and Academic Collaboration at Lane Medical Library, Stanford University where she oversees data and research services, user experience and communication, access services, and the Medical History Center. Colleen is currently pursuing a PhD in organizational development and change with a focus on gender and racial inequities in research universities.
Katie Stinson is a Library Specialist at the Lane Medical Library. She is on the front lines at the library, working for the Access Services team. She is also a core member of the Marketing Communications Team, assists with the design of the Medical History Center exhibits, and provides logistical support for the library's media discussion groups.
Discrimination can intensify when an individual faces multiple, simultaneous biases. Intersectionality, the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups is a helpful lens to examine this experience. The June 2021 SMADIE discussion group is co-hosted with the Pride and Allies ERG. Join us as we explore and share our experiences on the intersection of queerness and disability in medicine.
This is a media-based discussion group that addresses issues relevant to the Stanford Medicine Alliance for Disability Inclusion and Equity and other Stanford Employee Resource Groups and affiliates. We use the written word, videos, and audio recordings to explore topics related to disability, ableism, and intersectionality to promote disability as a part of human diversity, inclusivity, and equity. We are always open to new members!
Closed captioning will be provided through Zoom's auto-captioning function.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ by the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Please visit the SMADIE website to learn more about upcoming events. Register to receive emails about upcoming discussion groups from Lane Medical Library.
Gurza, A. (2019, November 27) Keynote: Queering disability and sex [Video]. Community-Based Research Centre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-m8JDVc8Fk
Marchewicz, M. (2019, November 27) This is what it’s like to be queer and disabled [Video]. HuffPost UK. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-m8JDVc8Fk
Preston, A. M. (2018, October 29) Effective allyship: A transgender woman's take on intersectionality [Video]. TEDxPasadena. https://www.ted.com/talks/ashlee_marie_preston_effective_allyship_a_transgender_woman_s_take_on_intersectionality_jan_2018