Areas of Expertise

In line with a mid-1990’s reorganization, the GRI maintains an array of research expertise, such as:

  • ✔ Community based participatory research, deaf health & disability health care access
  • ✔ Ethnographic studies of children’s learning, Program design & evaluation in developing nations
    (Reilly, Thumann-Prezioso)
  • ✔ Software & database development, equipment & data management
    (Cole, Woo)
  • ✔ Pre-award & post-award support for students & faculty
    (Hack-McCafferty, others)

Inqueries regarding the scoring of standardized testing for deaf and hard of hearing youth, or demographics—including Annual Survey of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth in the US, should be sent to <>.


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Senda Benaissa, M.P.H.
Research Associate
Dawes House (DW)  206
Video Phone: 202-250-2429
Voice: 202-651-5575
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Kevin Cole, RHCE, RHCT
Research Applications Programmer
Dawes House (DW)  305
Voice: 202-651-5135
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Shirley Hack-McCafferty
Executive Secretary
Dawes House (DW)  101a
Voice: 202-651-5150 / 800-451-8834
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Charles Reilly, Ph.D.
Associate Director / Senior Research Scientist
Dawes House (DW)  207
Video Phone: 866-699-6203
Voice: 202-651-5794
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Rue Winiarczyk
Research Associate: Survey Operations & Planning
Dawes House (DW)  202
Video Phone: 202-644-9171
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John Woo, B.A.
Research Applications Programmer
Dawes House (DW)  204
Video Phone: 202-250-2520
Voice: 202-651-5575
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Carlene Thumann-Prezioso, M.A.
Senior Research Associate / Special Assistant to the Dean of GSPP for Research / IRB Coordinator
Fowler Hall (FH)  214
Video Phone: 202-250-2753 / 866-606-9980
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