Recently retired from Kaiser Permanente, as a clinical Pediatrician serving in the roles of both Diversity Champion and Communication  Consultant, Stacie L Walton MD, MPH has been a medical consultant for healthcare providers and institutions for over 25 years.  She has provided Grand Rounds, lectures, interactive workshops, and facilitated conferences on cultural competence for healthcare providers at all levels of their training in multiple venues across United States, including Puerto Rico. 

She attended Stanford University, majoring in Cultural Anthropology.  She graduated from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City.  She trained at theChildren’s Hospital Philadelphia. She received her MPH from the University of California at Berkeley.  

Recently, her cultural competency themes highlight the impact of Implicit Bias and Privilege in patient interactions and health outcomes, as well as, highlighting strategies for decreasing hidden biases in both personal and professional settings.  Utilizing the latest insights from research in neuroscience, strategies to decrease implicit bias emphasize strengthening skill sets which include self-reflection in mind and body responses, as well as strengthening facility in growth mindset, humility, empathy and mindfulness.

In addition, she has focused on the Equity issue of racial healing. Over the last three years, she has immersed herself in training related to racial healing, restorative justice, and trauma awareness and healing. In 2018 she co-founded a Coming to the Table local group, which is structured to bring people together to have brave conversations about race using the indigenous practice of healing circles. She has taught classes at Sacramento State with the Renaissance Society and the California Northstate University campuses incorporating racial healing using circles.