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


Debara L. Tucci, M.D., M.S., M.B.A.

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

  • CAREY, John Patrick, M.D. (2021)

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

  • CHAUDHARI, Nirupa, Ph.D. (2024)

    Professor, Physiology & Biophysics
    University of Miami School of Medicine
    Miami, FL 33136

  • EATOCK, Ruth Anne, Ph.D. (2023)

    Professor of Neurobiology
    Dean of Faculty Affairs,
    Biological Sciences Division
    University of Chicago
    Chicago, IL 60637

  • EINHORN, Richard (2022)

    Einhorn Consulting, LLC
    New York, NY 10025

  • ESPY-WILSON, Carol, Ph.D. (2024)

    Professor, Electrical and Computer
    The Institute for Systems Research
    University of Maryland, College Park
    College Park, MD 20742

  • GOFFMAN, Lisa, Ph.D. (2024)

    Professor and Nelle Johnston Chair
    Callier Center for Communication Disorders
    School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
    University of Texas at Dallas
    Dallas, TX 75235

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

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

  • HILLIS, Argye Elizabeth, M.D., M.A.(2024)

    Professor of Neurology
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Baltimore, MD 21205

  • HILLMAN, Robert E., Ph.D. (2022)

    Co-Director and Research Director
    Center for Laryngeal Surgery and
    Voice Rehabilitation
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Professor of Surgery
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA 02114

  • KELLEY, Barbara (2023)

    Executive Director
    Hearing Loss Association of America
    Bethesda, MD 20814

  • LINKE-ELLIS, Nanci (2021)

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

  • MORTON, Cynthia C., Ph. D. (2022)

    William Lambert Richardson Professor
    of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive
    Professor of Pathology
    Harvard Medical School
    Kenneth J. Ryan, M.D., Distinguished Chair in
    Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Director of Cytogenetics
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Chair in Auditory Genetics
    University of Manchester
    Boston, MA 02115

  • MURPHY-BREEN, Lynne (2024)

    Founder of ClearTitle
    Senior Underwriting and Agency Counsel
    Chicago Title Commonwealth Land
    Title (Fidelity National Financial)
    Boston, MA 02110

Note: Terms end on May 31 of the designated year.

  • SANES, Dan H., Ph. D. (2023)

    Center for Neural Science
    New York University
    New York, NY 10003

  • STROWBRIDGE, Ben W., Ph.D. (2023)

    Professor of Neuroscience
    Departments of Neuroscience and
    Case Western Reserve University
    School of Medicine
    Cleveland, OH 44106​

  • YEH, Charlotte S., M.D. (2021)

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

  • ZENG, Fan-Gang, Ph.D. (2022)

    Professor of Otolaryngology
    School of Medicine
    Center for Hearing Research
    University of California, Irvine
    Irvine, CA 92697

Ex Officio

  • BECK, Lucille B., Ph.D.

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

  • HENRY, LaKeisha R., M.D., FACS

    Division Chief, Hearing Center for Excellence
    Defense Health Agency
    Assistant Professor of Surgery, USUHS
    Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland
    Lackland, TX 78236

  • THEMANN, Christa L., M.S., CCC-A

    Research Audiologist
    Hearing Loss Prevention Team
    Division of Applied Research and Technology
    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: 
August 25, 2020