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Remembering Brooke Ellison

Posted on February 22, 2024


  • Brooke Ellison, an important disability rights advocate, died on February 4, 2024.
  • One of the first quadriplegic Harvard graduates, she became an author, professor, and powerful voice for people with disabilities.
  • She was very passionate about stem cell research and medical ethics issues and was recognized worldwide for her efforts.
  • Brooke was Vice President of Technology and Innovation at the United Spinal Association.  She led a project that focused on making technology more accessible.
  • Her leadership was caring, brave, and forward-thinking.
  • Brooke’s contributions to helping people with disabilities and others are invaluable.

Read the statement from the United Spinal Association

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