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Organizational Structure and Staff

Office of the Director

The Office of the Director (OD) plans and directs the NIDCD's scientific and administrative programs.

Office of Administration

The Office of Administration (OA) provides administrative, personnel, financial, communications, and information systems management, as well as policy and management analyses.

Division of Intramural Research

The Division of Intramural Research (DIR) conducts basic and clinical research on deafness and other communication disorders, with a primary interest in hearing and balance.

Division of Extramural Activities

The Division of Extramural Activities (DEA) coordinates a broad range of activities and functions to assure sound and efficient review and management of NIDCD's extramural program activities.

Division of Scientific Programs

The Division of Scientific Programs (DSP) manages research and research training grants and contracts funded by the NIDCD and conducted at public and private institutions throughout the United States and abroad.

A Message from the NIDCD Director

Dr. Debara L. Tucci, NIDCD Director

The NIDCD’s mission is to improve the lives of the millions of people with hearing loss and other communication disorders, spanning functions of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. Over the past 30 years, researchers supported by the NIDCD have made seminal advances in understanding the basic biology of sensory systems and disease mechanisms, leading to increasingly effective, evidence-based treatments for diseases and disorders that affect an ever growing segment of the population.  

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

Staff Directory

Contact information for all NIDCD employees.

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