Stacie WaltonRole: Session Presenter
Session: The Toxicity of Patient Bias: Fostering Inclusion When Patients Don’t Share Our Values (SEM-K)
Recently retired from a large HMO, as a clinical Pediatrician serving in the roles of both Diversity Champion and Communication Consultant, Stacie L Walton MD, MPH has been a teacher and consultant for healthcare providers and institutions for over 25 years. After over 10 years as an academic Pediatrician and adjunct professor in public health, she has provided Grand Rounds, lectures, interactive workshops, and facilitated conferences on cultural competence for healthcare providers in medicine, dental, public health and nursing in multiple venues across the United States, including Puerto Rico.
Recently, her cultural competency themes highlight the impact of Implicit Bias and Privilege in patient interactions and health outcomes, as well as, how effective patient provider communication between cultures requires empathy, emotional intelligence, as well as cultural competence.
Stacie attended Stanford University, majoring in Cultural Anthropology. She received her MD from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. She completed her residency training at the Children’s Hospital Philadelphia. She received her MPH in Maternal Child Health with a policy focus from the University of California at Berkeley.
When she is not involved with diversity and inclusion work in a hospital setting, she can be found hanging out with her 2 adult children. Her daughter is a math major in college and her son is a starving musician. Her passions include facilitating a Racial Healing Circle which she established in Sacramento and walking with GirlTrek, the largest public health organization for the health and well-being of Black women and girls in the world.