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.
We understand you might be short on time, so if you are limited, we recommend reading Ableism: The Undiagnosed Malady Afflicting Medicine and watching We Need More Doctors with Disabilities.
Lin, K. W. (2017, August 21). We need more doctors with disabilities. Medscape. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/884235.
Stanford Medicine. "Portraits of Stanford Medicine: Peter Poullos." Soundcloud, February 2020, https://soundcloud.com/stanfordmed/portraits-of-stanford-medicine-peter-poullos.
Stanford Radiology. "03 SMAC Conf - The Power and Benefit of Disabled Professionals in Healthcare - Gleason." YouTube, Jul 15, 2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sOWtB0Eg-o.