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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.

  • ADAMS, Lisa C., J.D. (2020)

    Legislative Analyst
    Massachusetts Municipal Association
    Boston, MA 02110

  • BLACKSTONE, Sarah W., Ph.D. (2019)

    President and CEO
    Augmentative Communication, Inc.
    Monterey, CA 93940

  • BLESS, Diane M. , Ph.D. (2018)

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

  • CAREY, John Patrick, M.D. (2021)

    Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
    The Johns Hopkins University
    School of Medicine
    Baltimore, MD 21205

  • ELLIS WEISMER, Susan, Ph.D. (2020)

    Oros-Bascom Professor
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Waisman Center
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Madison, WI 537052

  • GIERUT, Judith A., Ph.D. (2020)

    Professor Emerita
    Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
    Program in Cognitive Sciences
    Indiana University
    Bloomington, IN 47405-7002

  • GORDON-SALANT, Sandra, Ph.D. (2021)

    Director, Doctoral Program in Clinical Audiology
    University of Maryland
    College Park, MD 20742

  • KINNAMON, Sue C., Ph.D. (2019)

    Department of Otolaryngology
    University of Colorado, Denver
    Aurora, CO 80045

  • 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

  • LIBERMAN, M. Charles, Ph.D. (2019)

    Director, Eaton-Peabody Laboratory
    Department of Otology and Laryngology
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA 02114

  • LINKE-ELLIS, Nanci (2021)

    Consultant (specialty marketing to audiences with hearing
    and/or vision loss)
    Culver City, CA 90232

  • SCHREINER, Christoph, M.D., Ph.D. (2019)

    Professor and Vice Chairman
    Department of Otolaryngology –
    Head and Neck Surgery
    Center for Integrative Neuroscience
    School of Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA  94158

  • SEGIL, Neil, Ph.D. (2021)

    Professor of Research
    Keck School of Medicine
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA 90033

  • SIMS, H. Steven, M.D. (2020)

    Associate Professor and Director
    Department of Otolaryngology-
    Head and Neck Surgery
    University of Illinois Medical Center
    Chicago, IL 60612-7333

  • SMITH, Richard J. H., M.D. (2018)

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

  • WILSON, Donald A., Ph.D. (2019)

    Senior Research Scientist and Deputy Director
    Emotional Brain Institute
    The Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
    New York University School of Medicine
    Orangeburg, NY 10962

  • YEH, Charlotte S., M.D. (2021)

    Chief Medical Officer
    AARP Services, Inc.
    Washington, DC 20049

Ex Officio

  • BECK, Lucille B., Ph.D.

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

  • THEMANN, Christa L., M.A., CCC-A

    Research Audiologist
    Hearing Loss Prevention Team
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Cincinnati, OH 45226

  • HARGAN, Eric D., J.D.

    Acting Secretary
    Department of Health and Human Services
    Washington, DC 20201

  • COLLINS, Francis S., Ph.D., M.D.

    National Institutes of Health
    Bethesda, MD 20892

Executive Secretary

  • JORDAN, Craig A., Ph.D.

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

Last Updated Date: 
January 11, 2018