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National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council (NDCD) Members


James F. Battey, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Bethesda, MD  20892

Council terms end on 5/31 of the designated year.

  • BLESS, Diane M. , Ph.D. (2018)

    Professor Emeritus
    Departments of Communicative Disorders and Surgery
    University of Wisconsin – Madison
    School of Medicine
    Madison, WI  53792

  • BRIGHTMAN, Alan J., Ph.D. (2017)

    Vice President & Research Fellow
    Yahoo Labs
    New York, NY  10032

  • KAYE, Joan(2016)

    Executive Director
    Sophie’s Soundcheck
    New York, NY 10128

  • KEHN, Tisha A. (2015)

    Executive Director
    Association for Chemoreception Sciences
    Minneapolis, MN  55406

  • LEE, David J., Ph.D.(2018)

    Department of Public Health Sciences
    University of Miami School of Medicine
    Miami, FL  33136

  • LI, Jian-Dong, M.D., Ph.D. (2018)

    Professor & Director, Institute for Biomedical Sciences
    Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
    Georgia State University
    Atlanta, GA  30303

  • MANIS, Paul B., Ph.D. (2015)

    Thomas J. Dark Distinguished Research Professor
    Department of Otolaryngology/Head
    and Neck Surgery
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC  27599

  • MISTRETTA, Charlotte M., Ph.D.

    William R. Mann Professor
    Department of Biologic and Materials
    Associate Dean for Research and
            Ph.D. Training
    School of Dentistry
    University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI  48109

  • MYERS, David G., Ph. D.(2017)

    Hope College
    Department of Psychology
    Holland, MI  49422

  • PERKELL, Joseph S., Ph.D., D.M.D.

    Research Affiliate
    Research Laboratory of Electronics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Cambridge, MA 02446

  • ROBINSON, Jr., Tommie L., Ph.D.

    Director, Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders
    Children's Hearing and Speech Center
    Children's National Medical Center 
    Washington, DC 20009

  • SCHWOB, James E., Ph.D., M.D.

    Bates Professor, Department of Developmental, Molecular and Chemical Biology
    Tufts University School of Medicine
    Boston, MA  02111

  • SERRANO, Elba E., Ph.D.(2017)

    Regents Professor
    Department of Biology
    New Mexico State University
    Las Cruces, NM  88003

  • SHANNON, Robert V., Ph.D. (2015)

    Professor of Research
    Biomedical Engineering, and
    Keck School of Medicine
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA  90007

  • SMITH, Richard J. H., M.D. (2018)

    Department of Otolaryngology
    University of Iowa – Carver College of Medicine
    Iowa City, IA  52242

  • TAGER-FLUSBERG, Helen, Ph.D. (2016)

    Department of Psychology
    Boston University
    Boston, MA  02215

  • TUCCI, Debara L., M.D. (2017)

    Division of Otolaryngology
    Department of Surgery
    Duke University Medical Center
    Durham, NC  27710

  • WESTERFIELD, Monte, Ph.D. (2017)

    Professor and Chair
    Institute of Neuroscience
    Department of Biology
    University of Oregon
    Eugene, OR  97403

Ex Officio

  • BECK, Lucille B., Ph.D.

    Audiology and Speech Pathology Service
    Department of Veterans Affairs
    Washington, DC  20422

  • DAVIS, Rickie, Ph.D.

    Team Leader
    Hearing Loss Prevention Team
    Division of Applied Research and Technology
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
    Cincinnati, OH  45226

  • BURWELL, Sylvia M.

    Department of Health and Human Services
    Washington, DC  20201

  • COLLINS, Francis S., Ph.D., M.D.

    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, MD  20892

  • HOFFER, Michael E., M.D.

    Department of Defense Spatial Orientation Center
    Department of Otolaryngology
    Naval Medical Center
    San Diego, CA  92134

Executive Secretary

  • JORDAN, Craig A., Ph.D.

    Director, Division of Extramural Activities
    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
    Bethesda, MD  20892