Educational research, hearing loss, early intervention
I am a Professor of Psychology at Utah State University and the founding Director of the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM). In addition to my teaching and mentoring of graduate students, I have conducted numerous research projects and have published extensively about the issues and evidence related to implementing and improving the efficacy of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs. Projects currently underway at NCHAM are focused on developing more effective hearing screening and intervention programs through research, improving public health information systems, training and technical assistance, and information dissemination. More about NCHAM activities in these areas are available at www.infanthearing.org.
I am nationally and internationally recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on early identification and treatment of hearing loss. I have hundreds of publications and presentations at scholarly meetings and have been an invited speaker to 31 countries where I have assisted in the implementation of newborn hearing screening and intervention programs. I also serve on many national and international advisory groups for organizations such as the United States Department of Health and Human Services, March of Dimes, the American College of Medical Genetics, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. In the spring of 2007, my work was featured in a 30-minute Public Television documentary entitled Voices of Vision, which, according to the program's producers, is designed to highlight the accomplishments of organizations "whose leadership efforts make the world a better place."