American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Research and Scientific Affairs Committee

Liaisons with the Vice President for Science and Research

Committee Charge

The charge of the Research and Scientific Affairs Committee is to support the Vice President for Science and Research, the Science Advisory Board, and National Office staff in (1) advocating for research in human communication sciences and disorders (CSD); (2) providing guidance to emerging researchers in CSD; (3) identifying critical and emerging research needs in communication, swallowing and balance disorders and normal processes in order to update programs, products, and services for the Association; (4) identifying and addressing issues relevant to research education and training; and (5) facilitating continued engagement of the scientific community in advancing the research base in CSD.


  • Kris K. Tjaden, Chair
  • Howard Goldstein, Board Liaison
  • Judy R. Dubno
  • Shelley I. Gray
  • Jordan R. Green
  • Karen S. Helfer
  • Katherine C. Hustad
  • Nadine Martin
  • Richard G. Schwartz
  • Mario Svirsky

Staff Liaison

Susan Nitzberg Lott

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