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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.
Lisa specializes in Pediatric Hearing Research and is the Scientific Director for Audiology in the Communication Sciences Research Center at Cincinnati Children's. She also serves as professor of Otolaryngology and Audiology at the University of Cincinnati. She directs the Children’s Auditory Research Laboratory (CARLab), and is principle investigator of two NIH-funded research grants in Preterm Infants and Ototoxicity in Cystic Fibrosis. She frequently writes and presents nationally and internationally and serves on the editorial board of several journals, evidence-based guideline committees and is on the Executive Board of the American Auditory Society. She loves to travel, bike, garden and paint landscapes from favorite travel destinations.
Jen is an Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is a linguist and speech-language pathologist. In her research, she uses neuroimaging to investigate the neural basis of language and cognition in children, in particular how these systems are affected by brain injuries and neurological/ developmental disorders. This includes projects to study speech and language outcomes in children born prematurely, and in children with Speech Sound Disorders. Outside of work, she loves spending time outdoors and seeing live music.
Lina is a postdoctoral speech and hearing research fellow. Her research interests include development of a set of behavioral measures to assess the effects of peripheral and central auditory abilities on speech perception in noise, understanding the mechanisms underlying subclinical hearing loss, and optimization of hearing healthcare delivery. She was born in Iran and completed her bachelor and master of Audiology in Iran before moving to the US to get her PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Cincinnati. She is an occasional artist that follows her passion of painting and photography in her spare time.
Chelsea is a post-doctoral Research Associate in the Communication Sciences Research Center. She has a strong background in behavioral and physiologic measures of the auditory system, cochlear implants, and clinical and translational research. Her primary research interests include: (1) examine how the normal and impaired auditory system processes sound using novel behavioral, electrophysiological, and imaging techniques, (2) improve diagnostic measures to identify peripheral and central hearing impairment, and (3) advance rehabilitation strategies to improve communication skills and quality of life. In her space time, Chelsea enjoys traveling, boating, cooking, and visiting family.
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.
Hannah is a Research Fellow at the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London. Hannah leads the MRI elements of the Listening Lab’s studies. Using behavioral and cortical measures she is investigating hearing, listening and cognition in children with listening difficulties, hearing loss and ADHD. Over at UCL she is using virtual reality to assess different measures of listening effort and developing quicker methods of assessing the frequency following response for clinical applications. She is also exploring how to bring gamification and virtual reality to pediatric hearing and listening research. See www.hannahjstewart.com for more. Outside of sciences she enjoys ripping her house apart and very slowly putting it back together again.
Joey has a background in clinical audiology, earning his doctorate of audiology at Northern Illinois University in 2016. He has since begun studying at the University of Cincinnati for a Ph.D. in hearing science. His academic work and training primarily takes place in the Earlab under the mentorship of Dr. Brian Earl where he engages in translational animal research focusing on peripheral auditory physiology, noise induced cochlear synaptopathy and oncolytic virotherapeutic treatment for cholesteatoma. At the Listening Lab, he is involved in human research as a student researcher. He most recently worked on a registered clinical trial of an adaptive hearing aid program in pediatric hearing aid users. In his free time, Joey enjoys creative writing, following Chicago sports and performing live music. He hopes to pursue his own research in both animal and human studies, bridging the gap between translational and clinical research.
Jody is a Clinical Research Coordinator III in the Communication Sciences Research Center. Her time is currently split between the Listening Lab and the CARLab. After receiving her M.Ed. degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, her goal was to utilize her 16 years of pre-clinical research experience, and 2.5 years of experience as a behavioral health specialist, to work with children who face developmental and learning challenges in a research setting. She is currently pursuing a Master of Clinical Research degree from The Ohio State University. In her free time, Jody enjoys traveling and SCUBA diving with her family.
Nathan is a Clinical Research Coordinator III in the Listening Lab. He currently works on a longitudinal study aiming to better characterize listening difficulties in children, and a study on high-functioning autism spectrum disorder to better understand the auditory system of this group. Aside from his work, Nathan enjoys bouldering and cycling.
Veronica is a Clinical Research Coordinator II in the Communication Sciences Research Center. She currently splits her time between the Listening Lab and the CARLab, and is interested in behavioral measures of attention, memory and language. She plans on eventually pursuing a degree in Clinical Psychology, and outside of the lab she enjoys hiking and reading classic literature.
Erin is a Clinical Research Coordinator I for Dr. Moore’s Listening Lab. She will be graduating with her B.S. in Neuropsychology in December 2020 and plans on pursuing graduate school. Erin is interested in the neuroimaging techniques used by the lab, and in her free time Erin enjoys crafting and watching true crime documentaries with her pets (one cat, two rabbits, and a turtle)!
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