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Brooke Ellison

Ellison brooke largeAssociate Professor
Hope and Medical Ethics, Stem Cell Research, Sociology and Healthcare
Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics
School of Health Technology and Management

A health policy and medical ethics expert, Dr. Ellison has devoted her life to transformational change for individuals with disabilities. Intent to alter popular misconceptions and stereotypes in the disability community, she seamlessly interweaves a human rights lens through lived experience to cultivate a new disability narrative. Her narrative is that of a pioneer and change agent.

Dr. Ellison often states that she turns to science for hope for change. Yet, Brooke’s humbleness impedes her ability to fully recognize that through her innovative policy work, enthralling presentations and significant advocacy initiatives, that she is my hope for a future where disabling barriers are removed due to the experts themselves — leaders with disabilities.

– Michelle Ballan, Professor and Associate Dean for Research, School of Social Welfare

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