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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

  • CAREY, John Patrick, M.D. (2021)

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

  • EINHORN, Richard (2022)

    Einhorn Consulting, LLC
    New York, NY 10025

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • KINNAMON, Sue C., Ph.D. (2019)

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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, TX 78236

  • 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: 
January 10, 2019