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Staff Contacts: NIDCD Research Funding

Executive Plaza South, Room 400C
6120 Executive Boulevard, MSC 7180
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7180

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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

Gordon Hughes, M.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)

Daniel A. Sklare, 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
Lead Grants Management Specialist
Sherry Dabney
Grants Management Specialists
Hoai Doan
Maria Garcia
Castilla McNamara, Ph.D., M.P.A.
Edward Myrbeck

Scientific Review Staff

Melissa Stick, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Scientific Review Officers
Andrea Kelly, Ph.D.
Christine Livingston, Ph.D.
Kausik Ray, Ph.D.
Sheo Singh, Ph.D.
Shiguang Yang, D.V.M., Ph. D.