Dr. Stacie Walton’s presentation to Denver Public Schools teachers motivated us to take a deeper look at our own implicit biases. Focusing on empathy, compassion and getting to know others, teachers focused on recommended strategies to address overcoming our own personal biases. Dr. Walton’s presentation has made a lasting and powerful impact.-Gail Stine, Gifted Coordinator Denver Public Schools
Dr. Walton is a talented speaker and physician. She is also a wonderful person. Having attended one of her presentations, I would highly recommend her to individuals and institutions alike. The services she offers in cultural diversity are timely and necessary in our present divisive environment. -Dr. Michelle Corbier
“Dr. Walton’s panel on empathy was nothing short of an eye-opening and thought-provoking experience. Her insight on the intricacies of what it truly means to be a physician is absolutely brilliant.” — Eliaz Lynch, Pre-medical student, Graduate of the University of California Merced.
I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Stacie Walton as part of a multicultural team training for health care providers. She has a deep understanding of structural racism as well as diversity, Equity and inclusion practices. She is approachable and direct, facilitating learning on subjects that can be challenging. Sue Parris, Consultant/Trainer, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Non-Profit Alliance of Monterey County
I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Stacie Walton several years ago when we developed an MPH level course for students and conducted public health workforce training to improve participant’s cultural competency. At the time we worked together, cultural competency was just beginning to be acknowledged as an important consideration in medical care and public health. Dr. Walton was ahead of the game in that she helped to address the sensitive issues that go along with this type of training in an evidence-informed and professional manner. She was never afraid to address challenging comments in the classroom and always made participants feel safe and, therefore, able to learn. She is compassionate, always trying to understand the others’ point of view and willing to challenge students when they did not support their assertions with evidence. When Dr. Walton left Saint Louis University, the medical school and the school of public health lost a true gem. We were very fortunate to have her for the time we did, and I can speak for myself and others who have worked with her that she taught us all how to better address the sensitive issues related to cultural competency training, both in and outside of the classroom. Darcell Scharff, PhD, Associate Professor of Behavioral Science and Health Education, Director of Public Health Practice, College of Public Health and Social Justice, Saint Louis University