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Elizabeth Walker, PhD, CCC-A/SLP

Board Member at Large in Audiology

Elizabeth Walker, PhD, CCC-A/SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Iowa and is the Director of the Pediatric Audiology Laboratory. Dr. Walker received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Iowa, a master of arts degree from the University of Minnesota, and a PhD from the University of Iowa. Prior to obtaining her PhD, she worked on the cochlear implant team at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, and on the cochlear implant team at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. Her NIH-funded research focuses on pediatric audiology, specifically examining malleable factors that support listening and language outcomes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Dr. Walker has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and has co-authored a textbook on pediatric amplification. She has given numerous invited talks at the state, national, and international levels. She is the recipient of two ASHA Journals Editor’s Awards for articles of highest merit: one from the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research and one from the American Journal of Audiology. Dr. Walker has served on the SIG 9 (Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood) Coordinating Committee since 2020.

She is a section editor for Ear and Hearing and is an editorial board member for the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (Hearing section). She has been a topic co-chair for the annual ASHA Convention three times. She has taught undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in aural rehabilitation, developmental language disorders, educational audiology, and scientific writing. Dr. Walker has received several grants and awards from ASHA, including a Clinical Practice Research Institute grant, the New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship, and a Clinical Research grant from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation.

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