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

Chairperson

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

Director
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)

    Founding Member and President
    Massachusetts Hearing Aids for Children Coalition
    Newton, MA 02458

  • 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

  • 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

  • KINNAMON, Sue C., Ph.D. (2019)

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

  • LEE, David J., Ph.D. (2018)

    Professor
    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 (2020)

    Consultant
    Ellis Consultancy
    Culver City, CA 90232

  • MYERS, David G., Ph.D. (2017)

    Professor
    Hope College
    Department of Psychology
    Holland, MI 49422

  • 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

  • SERRANO, Elba E., Ph.D. (2017)

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

  • 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)

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

  • TUCCI, Debara L., M.D. (2017)

    Professor
    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

  • WILSON, Donald A., Ph.D. (2019)

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

Ex Officio

  • BECK, Lucille B., Ph.D.

    Director
    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

  • BURWELL, Sylvia M.

    Secretary
    Department of Health and Human Services
    Washington, DC 20201

  • COLLINS, Francis S., Ph.D., M.D.

    Director
    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: 
December 2, 2016