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


Judith Cooper, Ph.D.

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

  • 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

  • CASTO, Kristen L., Ph.D.

    Audiology Consultant to the Surgeon General
    Director, Audiology and Speech Center
    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
    Bethesda, MD 20889

  • 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

  • AZAR II, Alex M.

    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: 
June 1, 2018