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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

  • BAKALETZ, Lauren O., Ph.D. (2014)

    Departments of Pediatrics and Otolaryngology
    College of Medicine
    Ohio State University
    Columbus, OH 43205

  • BERKE, Gerald S., M.D. (2014)

    Chair, Division of Head and Neck Surgery
    Center for Health Sciences
    School of Medicine
    University of California at Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA  90095

  • FINISDORE, Marcia M., M.S.N, R.N.

    Consultant on Hearing Loss Issues
    Media, PA  19063

  • 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

  • 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. (2016)

    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. (2014)

    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

  • YUEH, Bevan, M.D., M.P.H. (2014)

    Professor and Chair
    Department of Otolaryngology
    Head and Neck Surgery
    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, MN  55455

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

  • SEBELIUS, Kathleen

    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


Terms end on 5/31 of the designated year.