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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 Acting Director

Photo: Judith Cooper

For 30 years, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) has supported basic and clinical research and research training on deafness and other communication disorders. As we head toward new frontiers in scientific discovery and precision medicine, the NIDCD is well positioned to support innovative studies to produce more sensitive, effective, and individually tailored interventions for communication disorders.

Judith Cooper, Ph.D.
Acting Director, NIDCD

Staff Directory

Contact information for all NIDCD employees.

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