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Pronouns: she/her

Phone: 765-494-3128


HAMP 1163C
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907

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Lisa Hilliard

Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Health Sciences

Director Medical Laboratory Sciences Program

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Anatomy, Immunology; Medical Terminology; Problem-based and Active Pedagogy


Ms. Hilliard is a trained anatomist, specializing in medical and clinically relevant anatomy of both human and animal forms. Recognized for her enthusiasm and innovative inquiry-driven educational approach, Ms. Hilliard reaches a global audience, appearing as a featured scientist on the international educational series, We’re All Animals, exposing youth to the diverse, exciting world of applied sciences. As a scientist and educator impacted by her own physical disability, Ms. Hilliard also takes pride in her work with the Institute for Accessible Science, a program accelerating institutional change toward the inclusion of persons with disabilities in science careers through assistive technologies, student and educator support, and research. Bringing this perspective, her technical expertise, and commitment to fostering practical connections to bear in her classroom, outreach, service learning and community of practice initiatives she enhances student engagement, learning, and success.


  • M.S., (Animal Sciences), Purdue University
  • BS (Biology), Purdue University

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • HSCI DEI-Taskforce; LGBTQ Safe Zone Ally; Institute for Accessible Science (IAS)

Current Courses

  • HSCI 130 - Introduction to Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • HSCI 131 - Medical Terminology
  • HSCI 190 - Healthcare Uncovered (linked to HHS LC)
  • HSCI 333 - Introduction to Immunology
  • HSCI 420 - Applied Anatomy for Medicine

Selected Publications

  • Duerstock, B.S. and Hilliard, L. “Practical Considerations for the Accommodation of Persons with Low Vision in Veterinary Medicine”, In: RESNA; 2017.

Professional Affiliations

  • Cumberland Pointe Health Campus; Lafayette Transitional Housing Center...