Dave is the Director of the Communication Sciences Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Current research interests include development of listening skills and their neural mechanisms in children, hearing health care delivery to underserved populations using self-administered precision solutions, and effect of impoverished and enriched communication on the developing human brain. Born and educated in Melbourne, Australia, Dave worked for over 30 years in the UK, first at the University of Oxford, then as Director of the Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research in Nottingham. During this time he was a visiting fellow or faculty at the University of California, Irvine, the University of Washington, Seattle, New York University, and Northwestern University. He is currently Professor of Otolaryngology and Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati, and Professor of Auditory Neuroscience at the University of Manchester, UK. In his spare time he likes bike riding, hiking (especially ‘hill walking’ in the Scottish Highlands), and cooking.
Katsu is a neonatologist at Cincinnati Children's who is interested in the neurodevelopmental outcome of NICU graduates. Katsu was born and raised in Japan, where he went to medical school and became a pediatrician. He then came to the US and completed a pediatric residency at Michigan State University and a neonatology fellowship at UCSF. Katsu’s research focus is on the language development of children who had intensive care during the neonatal period. He uses neuroimaging to understand how critical care affects the neonatal brain and language development. Outside work, he enjoys going to parks with his two children.