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Staff Contacts: NIDCD Research Funding

Contact information for staff in the Division of Scientific Programs and the Division of Extramural Activities. Together, they administer extramural research and training programs (NIDCD-funded research and training occurring at outside institutions).

6001 Executive Blvd., MSC 9670
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-9670

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Scientific Programs Staff


Judith A. Cooper, Ph.D.

Deputy Director

Amy M. Donahue, Ph.D.

Hearing and Balance

Janet Cyr, Ph.D.
Presbycusis, NIHL, peripheral auditory and vestibular system

Amy M. Donahue, Ph.D.
Psychoacoustics, cochlear mechanics, cochlear implants, clinical assessment and management

Nancy L. Freeman, Ph.D.
Cellular regeneration, development, transduction

Christopher Platt, Ph.D.
Central auditory and vestibular pathways, temporal bone

Roger L. Miller, Ph.D.
Biomedical engineering, neural prostheses, tinnitus

Bracie Watson, Ph.D.
Genetics, otitis media, immune-mediated ear diseases

Clinical Trials

Steven Hirschfeld, M.D., Ph.D.

Epidemiology and Statistics

Howard J. Hoffman, M.A.


Judith A. Cooper, Ph.D.

Taste and Smell

Susan Sullivan, Ph.D.

Voice and Speech

Lana Shekim, Ph.D.

Special Grants Programs

Small Grant (R03)

Bracie Watson, Ph.D.

AREA grant (R15)

Christopher Platt, Ph.D.

High Impact/Exploratory grant (R21)

Nancy Freeman, Ph.D.

Research Core Center (P30)

Christopher Platt, Ph.D.

Clinical Research Center (P50)

Lana Shekim, Ph.D.

Training and Career Development (F, T, K)

Alberto Rivera-Rentas, Ph.D.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)

Roger L. Miller, Ph.D.

Extramural Activities Staff

Craig A. Jordan, Ph.D.
Committee Management Specialist
Nanette Stephenson
Program Analyst
Ginger Webb, M.S.

Grants Management Staff

Christopher Myers
Grants Management Specialists
Hoai Doan
Maria Garcia
Castilla McNamara, Ph.D., M.P.A.
Edward Myrbeck
Eric Nunn

Scientific Review Staff

Melissa Stick, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Scientific Review Officers
Eliane Lazar-Wesley, Ph.D.
Kausik Ray, Ph.D.
Katherine Shim, Ph.D.
Sheo Singh, Ph.D.
Shiguang Yang, D.V.M., Ph.D.