Are you a fighter, a healer or a builder? S2E3

Special guest spotlight:

Dr. Lissa D. Ramirez-Stapleton ois riginally from Columbus, Ohio, and is the oldest of three and is a first generation college student, who was raised in a single parent home.
Lissa and her wife now live in Southern California, where she is an associate professor of Deaf Studies and Core faculty of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at CSUN.
Lissa teaches and researches about equity, history, and access for Deaf students, faculty, and staff with a particular interest in the intersections of race, gender, disability.
Her service and research primarily focus on equity and access for Deaf students, faculty, and staff with a particular interest on the intersections of race, gender, disability and sexual orientation.
Her research can be found in The Journal of College Student Development, The Negro Educational Review and Thought and Action.

Dr. Valencia Walker is a practicing Neonatologist, Associate Clinical Professor, and an Assistant Dean of Equity and Diversity Inclusion for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Walker graduated from Florida A&M University and received her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. She finished a Pediatrics residency at UT Memphis and a fellowship in Neonatology from the prestigious Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Since joining UCLA’s faculty, she has also obtained an MPH in Health Policy from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Throughout her career, Dr. Walker has distinguished herself as an outstanding clinician educator and garnered a national reputation for her involvement in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts within academic medicine.

Additional Resources:
Seeing Past the Unicorns in Medicine
Stolen Breaths
Black Doctors Are Tired Too

Guest contributors:
Ep Associate Producer
Dr. Valencia Walker
Ep Associate Producer
Dr. Lissa D. Ramirez-Stapleton

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