PhD Students

Meet the PhD Students


Name Stephanie Adamovich
Clinical/Research Interests: Pediatrics; cochlear implants
Clinical/Research Activities: Research audiologist - RERC-HE; Field Initiated Grant on Cochlear Implants; Self-Hearing Project


Name Tiffany Harvey
Clinical/Research Interests: Cochlear implants; electrophysiological methods
Clinical/Research Activities: CI project with the RERC-HE


Name Elizabeth Hellmuth
Clinical/Research Interests: Electrophysiology; pediatric diagnostics
Clinical/Research Activities: N/A


Name Lina R. Kubli
Clinical/Research Interests: Effects of noise trauma and traumatic brain injury on hearing; central auditory processing; auditory evoked potentials.
Clinical/Research Activities: Research and clinical audiologist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center; currently working on VA-WR study to evaluate central auditory processing disorders associated with blast exposure.


Name Ruth Marin
Clinical/Research Interests: Genetics of deafness
Clinical/Research Activities: Participates in research projects and presentations in collaboration with the Genetics program at Gallaudet University; has presented poster sessions at the American Academy of Audiology 2006 and 2007; general dissertation topic: The Vestibular Function of Subjects with GJB2 Deafness; most recent publication: Welch KO, Marin RS, Pandya A, Arnos KS. 2007. Compound heterozygosity for dominant and recessive GJB2 mutations: Effect on phenotype and review of the literature. Am J Med Genet Part A 143A: 1567-1573.


Name Annette Mazevski
Clinical/Research Interests: Hearing aids; listening effort; outcome measures; AR
Clinical/Research Activities: Supervising two 2nd-year students; research; beginning data collection on the tracking procedure through RERC-HE; instructor for the Peer Mentoring Program


Name Gloria Nathanson
Clinical/Research Interests: Vestibular phenotype of people with Waardenburg Syndrome
Clinical/Research Activities: Development of instructional material or clinical sign language in audiology


Name Sarah Sydlowski
Clinical/Research Interests: Cochlear implants; pathophysiology of the auditory and vestibular systems; electrophysiology
Clinical/Research Activities: Research audiologist, NIDRR Field Initiated Programs Grant: An Automatic Fitting Algorithm for Cochlear Implants (Dr. Matthew Bakke); Superficial Siderosis of the Central Nervous System


Name Julie Martinez Verhoff
Clinical/Research Interests: Aural rehabilitation with adult cochlear implant recipients using Cued Speech
Clinical/Research Activities: Research Audiologist/Graduate Assistant in the Division of Auditory and Communication Neuroscience at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, California.

Assists with the Multisensory Processing: Plasticity & Accommodation to a Sensory Prosthesis (NIH R01, PI: Lynne E. Bernstein) study that is investigating the effects of gaining a sensory modality after its lifelong deprivation, and the Development and Evaluation of a Concatenative Cued Speech Synthesis System (NIH R03, PI: Jintao Jiang) study that is investigating whether coarticulation of cues is essential for effectively learning Cued Speech.  
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