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Creative Dissemination Grant Project Team

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Mallika Patil

Mallika Patil is a Computer Science major at the University of Illinois at Chicago with a concentration in Software Engineering and minor in Mathematics. Her special interests include Software Engineering, cybersecurity, and machine learning.

Madeline Lee, CMI, MS

Madeline Lee is a website designer for the Health Humanities Portrait Project. She worked on various websites with medical education experts. She is an instructional designer and certified medical illustrator. She received a Master of science in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her interest is in biomedical visualization and virtual reality in medical education.

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Lise Saffran, MPH, MFA

Lise Saffran, MPH, MFA is the former Director of the Master of Public Health Program at the University of Missouri and Co-Chair of the Health Humanities Consortium. Currently an Associate Teaching Professor in Public Health at the University of Missouri, she teaches Storytelling in Public Health and Policy. Her research studied addresses the impact of creative writing on health professions education, perceptions of social and contextual influences on health behavior and authenticity as a cause of trust in science communication. Saffran’s essays on health humanities and creative writing have been published in The Lancet, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Scientific American and elsewhere. She studied public public health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and fiction writing at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow. She has also received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Hedgebrook Community of writers. In addition to her scholarly publications and creative nonfiction, Saffran is the author of a number of short stories and the novel JUNO’S DAUGHTERS (Penguin/Plume 2011).