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Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

LABORATORY STAFF

FACULTY

Primary responsibility for the overall scientific direction of research in the DeVault Otologic Research Laboratory lies with five full-time faculty members. Generally principal investigators or co-principal investigators on grant-supported research projects, these faculty are responsible for the design and implementation of all research protocols and for the analysis and interpretation of collected data. Three faculty members (Miyamoto, Bergeson-Dana, Houston) have primary appointments in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine, and one (Pisoni) has a primary appointment in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington.

TONYA R BERGESON-DANA (2001), Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Philip F. Holton Investigator: B.A. (psychology), Northwestern University, 1996; B.M. (music theory), Northwestern University, 1996; M.A. (cognitive psychology), University of Toronto [Toronto, Canada], 1997; Ph.D. (cognitive psychology), University of Toronto [Toronto, Canada], 2002; NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship (otolaryngology), Indiana University, 2001-2004. Research Statement and Curriculum Vitae

DEREK M HOUSTON (2000), Associate Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Philip F. Holton Scholar in Otology: B.A. (psychology), University of Oregon, 1993; M.A. (cognitive psychology), Johns Hopkins University, 1997; Ph.D. (cognitive psychology), Johns Hopkins University, 1999; NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship (otolaryngology), Indiana University, 2000-2002. Research Statement and Curriculum Vitae

RICHARD T MIYAMOTO (1978), Arilla Spence DeVault Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Medical Director, Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology: B.S. (chemistry), Wheaton College, 1966; M.D. (medicine), University of Michigan, 1970; M.S. (otology), University of Southern California, 1978; D.Eng. (honoris causa), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2001;  FACS; FAAP. Research Statement and Curriculum Vitae

DAVID B PISONI (1971), Chancellor's Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science; Adjunct Professor of Linguistics; Adjunct Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: B.A. (psychology), Queens College of the City University of New York, 1968; Ph.D. (psychology), The University of Michigan, 1971; NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship (speech communication), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975-1976. Research Statement and Curriculum Vitae


POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

Secondary responsibility for the design and implementation of research protocols and for data analysis and interpretation is vested in postdoctoral fellows, who undergo intensive research training beyond the doctoral degree for a limited length of time. Currently, two (Beer, Castellanos) are postdoctoral trainees under an Institutional National Research Service Award from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (T32DC000012).

JESSICA BEER (2007), Research Assistant: B.A. (psychology), Indiana University, 1994; M.A. (psychology), East Carolina University, 1996; M.A. (psychology), City University of New York, 2000; Ph.D. (developmental psychology), City University of New York, 2007; Postdoctoral fellowship (otolaryngology), Indiana University, 2007-2008; NIH postdoctoral fellowship (otolaryngology), Indiana University, 2008-present. Research Statement and Curriculum Vitae

IRINA CASTELLANOS (2012), NIH Postdoctoral Fellow: B.A. (psychology), Florida International University, 2000; M.S. (Developmental Science), Florida International University, 2007; Ph.D. (Developmental Science), Florida International University, 2011; NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship (Otolaryngology), Indiana University, 2012 - present.

MARIA V KONDAUROVA (2008), Postdoctoral Fellow: B.A. (linguistics, English, French), Moscow State Linguistic University [Moscow, Russian Federation], 1995; M.A. (linguistics), Purdue University, 2004; Ph.D. (linguistics), Purdue University, 2008. Research Statement and Curriculum Vitae

 


PROFESSIONAL STAFF

CLINICAL STAFF

The primary point of contact between the laboratory and research participants who have hearing loss is our clinical staff. Clinical staff members generally hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence in either speech-language pathology or audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. At times, clinical staff members may also be working on a clinical fellowship under the supervision of one of our professional staff who holds the CCC in a relevant area. Clinical staff members collect research data from study participants.

BETHANY G COLSON (2006), Clinical Research Associate in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: B.A. (speech and hearing sciences), Indiana University, 2001; M.A. (audiology and speech pathology), University of Memphis, 2003; M.S. (education of the hearing impaired), Washington University School of Medicine, 2005; CCC-SLP. Curriculum Vitae

SHIRLEY C HENNING (2004), Clinical Research Associate in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: B.A. (international studies), American University, 1978; M.I.M. (international finance), The Garvin School of International Management, 1981; M.S. (hearing and speech sciences), Vanderbilt University, 2004; CCC-SLP. Curriculum Vitae

 

TECHNICAL STAFF

Our technical staff provides support for the implementation of research protocols ranging from supervising the collection of data from research participants with normal hearing to maintaining and updating key electronic instrumentation to organizing the large amounts of data collected in our various studies.

 

ALLISON M DITMARS (2012), Clinical Study Technician: B.S. (Neurobiology and Physiology), Purdue University, 2006.

SAMI GHARBI (2007), Senior Software Engineer: B.S. (electronics and telecommunications), National School of Engineering [Tunis, Tunisian Republic], 2000; M.S. (electrical and computer engineering), Purdue University, 2003.

THERESA S KERR (1988), Research Associate in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; B.A. (sociology, medical sociology), Indiana University, 1993.

LINDSEY N HARDESTY (2013), Computer Support Specialist: B.S. (Information Technology), Western Governors' University, 2014.

HEIDI S NEUBURGER (2011), Infant Laboratory Coordinator: BS (speech pathology and audiology), Ithaca College, 1976; MS (special education–deaf), Canisius College, 1977; MA (audiology), 1996, CCC-A.

LINETTE A STALEY (2000), Clinical Research Specialist: B.S. (sociology), Iowa State University, 1992.


SENIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

Senior research assistants assist faculty and postdoctoral fellows in the design and implementation of research protocols, the analysis and interpretation of collected data, and the preparation of manuscripts and presentations.

CRYSTAL L SPANN (2011), Senior Research Assistant: B.S. (psychology), Howard University, 2009.

NANCY M EASTMAN (2013), Senior Research Assistant: B.A. (speech and hearing sciences), Indiana University, 2013.

 

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

Research assistants assist faculty and postdoctoral fellows in the design and implementation of research protocols, the analysis and interpretation of collected data, and the preparation of manuscripts and presentations.

KELSEY A DE LA CROIX (2014), Research Assistant: B.A. (communication sciences and disorders), Butler University, expected 2016.

CAROLYN J HERBERT (2014), Research Assistant: B.A. (communication sciences and disorders), Butler University, expected 2015.

MEGAN M HEBB (2014), Research Assistant: B.A. (communication sciences and disorders), Butler University, expected 2016.

 


RESEARCH COLLABORATORS

Research in the DeVault Otologic Research Laboratory benefits from ongoing collaborations between laboratory faculty and research colleagues in other departments or at other institutions.

DEBRA S BURNS, Ph.D. : Assistant Professor, Indiana Univerisity School of Music at IUPUI. Website

LAURA DILLEY, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor of Communication Disorders and of Psychology, Bowling Green State University. Website

LAURIE S EISENBERG, Ph.D., CCC-SLP: Scientist III, House Ear Institute. Website

SUJUAN GAO, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine. Website

RACHAEL FRUSH HOLT, Ph.D., CCC-A: Assistant Professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Indiana University. Website

WILLIAM G KRONENBERGER, Ph.D., HSPP : Associate Professor of Psychology, Indiana University School of Medicine. Website

MARC MARSCHARK, Ph.D.: Professor, National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Website

J DEVIN MCAULEY, Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Psychology, Bowling Green State University. Website

KIMBERLY PETERS, Ph.D., CCC-A: Associate Professor, Western Washington Unviversity. Website

MARY SANDERS, Ph.D., HSPP: Psychologist, Community Psychological Consultants (Indianapolis, Indiana). Website

CARISSA L SHAFTO, Ph.D.: NIH Graduate Research Fellow, University of Louisville. Website

RICHARD G SCHWARTZ, Ph.D.: Presidential Professor of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, City University of New York Graduate Center. Website

LINDA B. SMITH, Ph.D.: Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University. Website

ELIZABETH YING, MA, CCC-SLP: Director of Hearing Habilitation, The Ear Institute, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Website

CHEN YU, Ph.D.: Associate Professor, Indiana University. Website