Biomedical and Translational Sciences
Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Dr. Sheppard is Co-Director of Medical Ethics and Humanities thread at the Carle Illinois, where she is also an assistant teaching professor and Medical Education Facilitator. Dr. Sheppard is also Director of Medical Education and Social Scientific Research at the Medical Humanities and Health Disparities Institute, working with community organizations to help build medical educational materials and develop health and wellness programming for sustainability. Dr. Sheppard’s scholarly works include authorship of: Health, Healing, and Hurricane Katrina: A Critical Analysis of Psychosomatic Illness in Survivors; “Embodied Trauma and the Dissociation of the Self” in Dark Denials and Domestic Violence; presentation of her work entitled “Medical Inequity and Health Disparities as Thanatopolitics: The Socio-medical Impact of Intergenerational Racialization” at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France; and a forthcoming book entitled The Parallax of Medical “Progress,” due out September of 2022.