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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.

  • 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

  • BRIGHTMAN, Alan J., Ph.D. (2017)

    Vice President & Research Fellow
    Yahoo Labs
    New York, NY 10032

  • KAYE, Joan (2016)

    Executive Director
    Sophie’s Soundcheck
    New York, NY 10128

  • 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

  • MYERS, David G., Ph.D. (2017)

    Professor
    Hope College
    Department of Psychology
    Holland, MI 49422

  • PERKELL, Joseph S., Ph.D., D.M.D.
    (2016)

    Research Affiliate
    Research Laboratory of Electronics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Cambridge, MA 02446

  • ROBINSON, Jr., Tommie L., Ph.D.
    (2016)

    Director, Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders
    Children's Hearing and Speech Center
    Children's National Medical Center 
    Washington, DC 20009

  • SERRANO, Elba E., Ph.D. (2017)

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

  • SHANNON, Robert V., Ph.D. (2015)

    Professor of Research
    Otolaryngology,
    Biomedical Engineering, and
    Neuroscience
    Keck School of Medicine
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA 90007

  • SMITH, Richard J. H., M.D. (2018)

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

  • TAGER-FLUSBERG, Helen, Ph.D. (2016)

    Professor
    Department of Psychology
    Boston University
    Boston, MA 02215

  • 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
    Orangeburg, NY 10962

Ex Officio

  • BECK, Lucille B., Ph.D.

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

  • DAVIS, Rickie, Ph.D.

    Team Leader
    Hearing Loss Prevention Team
    Division of Applied Research and Technology
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
    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

  • HOFFER, Michael E., M.D.

    Co-Director
    Department of Defense Spatial Orientation Center
    Department of Otolaryngology
    Naval Medical Center
    San Diego, CA 92134

Executive Secretary

  • JORDAN, Craig A., Ph.D.

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