Below is an introduction to my experiences as a clinician-scientist. Please see my full CV for extensive details regarding my history.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & CERTIFICATIONS
- Member, American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
- Member, Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO)
- Fellow, American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
- Clinical Certificate of Competency in Audiology (CCC-A), ASHA
- Board Certification in Audiology, American Board of Audiology (ABA)
- Certificate Holder – Tinnitus Management, (CH-TM), ABA
I am currently licensed to practice audiology and hearing aid dispensing in the state of Massachusetts with certifications through two national organizations. Through my clinical work, I evaluate hearing function for both adult and pediatric patient populations and offer several varieties of amplification options (hearing aids and personal sound amplifiers) as well as bone conduction hearing aid fittings. Importantly, I place great emphasis on counseling throughout the evaluation and management process, with a special interest in helping those with bothersome tinnitus.
If you seek audiology services, please schedule an appointment by contacting the Massachusetts Eye and Ear and requesting an appointment with me. My current clinical hours are Wednesdays 1-5pm, Thursdays 11am-5pm, and Fridays 8:30am-5pm but are subject to change.
I received a Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.) and Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) simultaneously in 2016 from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. My Ph.D. studies focused on hair cell regeneration of the avian auditory system, under the direction of Jennifer Stone at the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center with Edwin Rubel as my co-mentor. My Au.D. studies were completed within the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at University of Washington, which offered a breadth of clinical training rooted in evidence based practice.
After graduating with the dual Au.D./Ph.D., I pursued postdoctoral training at Eaton Peabody Laboratories at Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston, MA, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. From 2016 to 2019, I trained under the direction of Konstantina Stankovic and later Daniel Polley, focusing on translational and clinical research. Research efforts spanned from evaluating mechanisms of ototoxicity in patients with vestibular schwannoma (or acoustic neuroma) to working with the clinical audiology database of over 100,000 patient records collected since 1993. In addition, I served the Audiology Division in both clinical and research capacities under the direction of Kevin Franck. There, I began research studies to improve patient care in a multidisciplinary setting while assisting with collecting patient reported outcomes.
View Curriculum Vitae in PDF (last updated May 4, 2019)