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Pathways Program Past Participants

The role of the Pathways program is to mentor early-career clinical scientists in developing strong foundations for independent research careers.

2022 Participants

Protégés

  • Nahar Albudoor, Gallaudet University
  • Jamie Boster, Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Manaswita Dutta, Rush University Medical Center
  • Anna Ehrhorn, University of South Carolina
  • Pooja Gandhi, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute/University Health Network
  • Felicidad Garcia, Temple University
  • Hope Gerlach-Houck, Western Michigan University
  • Nichole Houle, Boston University
  • Linna Jingyu Jin, University of Washington
  • Roha Mariam Kaipa, Oklahoma State University
  • Leslie Kokotek, University of Cincinnati
  • Kari Lien, The University of Utah
  • Brittany Manning, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Katie Marks, Boston University
  • Brandon Merritt, Indiana University/The University of Texas at El Paso
  • Avinash Mishra, Sacred Heart University
  • Kenneth Morse, West Virginia University
  • Danielle Moss, The University of Kansas
  • Gemma Moya Gale, Long Island University
  • Jennifer Oshita, University of Vermont/Larner College of Medicine
  • Yalian Pei, University of Georgia
  • Amy Peterson, Florida State University
  • Dillon Pruett, Vanderbilt University
  • Erin Reedy, Northwestern University
  • Gabriella Reynolds, Long Island University Post
  • Kirsten Hannig Russell, The University of Utah
  • Claire Selin, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Caroline Spencer, Boston University
  • Xianhui Wang, University of California, Irvine
  • Camille Wynn, Utah State University

Mentors

  • Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, The University of Utah
  • Steven Barlow, University of Nebraska
  • Lena Caesar, Loyola University Maryland
  • Kathryn Drager, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Carol Scheffner Hammer, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Stacy Harnish, The Ohio State University
  • Shelly Jo Kraft, Wayne State University
  • Jennifer Lentz, Indiana University
  • Teresa Lever, University of Missouri
  • Susan Nittrouer, University of Florida
  • Sona Patel, Seton Hall University
  • Tyler Perrachione, Boston University
  • Sonja Pruitt-Lord, San Diego State University
  • Holly Storkel, The University of Kansas
  • Krystal Werfel, Boys Town National Research Hospital

Funding Agency Representatives

  • Nancy Minghetti, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
  • Alberto Rivera-Rentas, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, NIH

2021 Participants

Protégés

  • Jonet Artis, New York University
  • Emily Braun, Boston University
  • Curtiss Chapman, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
  • Beatriz de Diego-Lazaro, Midwestern University
  • Abigail Delehanty, Duquesne University
  • Cara Donohue, University of Florida
  • Jacob Feldman, Vanderbilt University
  • Ishanti Gangopadhyay, Indiana University–Bloomington
  • Teresa Girolamo, University of Connecticut
  • Abigail Haenssler, East Carolina University
  • Yuan He, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Alison Hessling, Baylor University
  • Erik Jorgensen, The University of Iowa
  • Mara Kapsner-Smith, University of Washington
  • Vishnu KK Nair, West Virginia University
  • Molly Knigge, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Lakshmi Kollara Sunil, University of Central Florida
  • Helen Long, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Lauren Madhoun, Nationwide Children's Hospital, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Stephanie McMillen, Syracuse University
  • Danika Pfeiffer, Johns Hopkins University, Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Ron Pomper, Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • Yina M Quique, Northwestern University
  • Jessica Riccardi, Case Western Reserve University
  • Elizabeth Roepke, Purdue University
  • Hannah Rowe, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Megan Schliep, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Casey Taliancich-Klinger, The University of Texas, Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Kathryn Wiseman, Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • Alexandra Zezinka Durfee, Johns Hopkins University

Mentors

  • Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer, The University of Utah
  • Margaret Blake, University of Houston
  • Henrike Blumenfeld, San Diego State University
  • Kate Bunton, The University of Arizona
  • Howard Goldstein, University of South Florida
  • Mira Goral, Lehman College, CUNY
  • Shelley Gray, Arizona State University
  • Maria Grigos, New York University
  • Stacy Harnish, The Ohio State University
  • Sara Kover, University of Washington
  • Emily Lund, Texas Christian University
  • Rhiannon Luyster, Emerson College
  • Nancy Scherer, Arizona State University
  • Beth Strickland, Purdue University
  • Krystal Werfel, University of South Carolina

Funding Agency Representatives

  • Nancy Minghetti, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
  • Alberto Rivera-Rentas, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, NIH

2020 Participants

Protégés

  • Defne Abur, Boston University
  • Katie Bangert, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Lauren Baron, University of South Carolina
  • Alisa Baron, The University of Rhode Island
  • Jessica Chan, University of South Carolina
  • Claire Cordella, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Sarah Grace Dalton, Marquette University
  • Marziye Eshghi, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Laura Friedman, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Samantha Gustafson, University of Utah
  • Stephanie Gutierrez, Northwestern University
  • Eve Higby, California State University, East Bay
  • Jourdan Holder, Vanderbilt University
  • Hana Kim,East Carolina University
  • Marika King, Utah State University
  • Thea Knowles, University at Buffalo
  • Boji Lam, University of North Texas
  • Marion Leaman, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Nell Maltman, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Meaghan McKenna, University of South Florida
  • Shae Morgan, University of Louisville
  • Claudia Peñaloza, Boston University
  • Kevin Pitt, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Mollie Romano, Florida State University
  • Erin Smolak, Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • Kaila Stipancic, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Pumpki Su, University of Delaware
  • Lauren Tabor Gray, Phil Smith Neuroscience Institute
  • Yihsin Tai, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
  • Alicia Vose, University of Florida

Mentors

  • Mary Alt, University of Arizona
  • Heather Bonilha, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Anny Castilla-Earls, University of Houston
  • Dirk den Ouden, University of South Carolina
  • Aimee Dietz, University of Cincinnati
  • Joe Duffy, Mayo Clinic
  • Liza Finestack, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Vincent Gracco, Haskins Laboratories
  • Shelley Gray, Arizona State University
  • Carol Scheffner Hammer, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Ann Kaiser, Vanderbilt University
  • Nadine Martin, Temple University
  • Mick McNeil, University of Pittsburgh
  • Andrea Warner-Czyz, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Fan-Gang Zeng, University of California Irvine

Funding Agency Representatives

  • Nancy Minghetti, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
  • Alberto Rivera–Rentas, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, NIH

2019 Participants

Protégés

  • A. Alexandra Basilakos, University of South Carolina
  • Nichol Castro, University of Washington
  • Natalie Covington, Vanderbilt University
  • Haley Dresang, University of Pittsburgh
  • Mackenzie Fama, Towson University
  • Lisa Fitton, University of South Carolina
  • Andrea Ford, University of Minnesota
  • Valerie Freeman, Oklahoma State University
  • Sabrina Horvath, Boston University
  • Aryn Kamerer, Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • Elaine Kearney, Boston University
  • Kelsey Klein, University of Iowa
  • Hannah Krimm, Vanderbilt University
  • Elaine Kwok, University of Western Ontario
  • Elizabeth Madden, Florida State University
  • Ramesh Muralimanohar, Oregon Health & Science University, National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR), VA RR&D
  • Deena Schwen Blackett, The Ohio State University
  • Sanjana Shellikeri, University of Toronto
  • Xigrid Soto, University of South Florida
  • Frits van Brenk, University at Buffalo
  • Sarah Villard, Boston University

Mentors

  • Samira Anderson, University of Maryland
  • Steven Barlow, University of Nebraska
  • Pelagie Beeson, University of Arizona
  • Kathy Bourque, University of Kansas
  • Carolyn Brown, University of Iowa
  • Gayle DeDe, Temple University
  • Natalie Douglas, Central Michigan University
  • Lizbeth Finestack, University of Minnesota
  • Jean Gordon, University of Iowa
  • Vince Gracco, Haskins Laboratories
  • Shelley Gray, Arizona State University
  • Rebecca Hunting Pompon, University of Delaware
  • Mary Kennedy, Chapman University
  • Swathi Kiran, Boston University
  • Nadine Martin, Temple University
  • Ryan McCreery, Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • Malcolm McNeil, University of Pittsburgh
  • Emily Plowman, University of Florida
  • Laida Restrepo, Arizona State University
  • Carol Scheffner Hammer, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Andrea Warner-Czyz, The University of Texas at Dallas

Funding Agency Representatives

  • Nancy Minghetti, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
  • Alberto Rivera–Rentas, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, NIH

2018 Participants

Protégés

  • Ashley Adams, University of California, Irvine
  • Rebecca Alper, Temple University
  • Carly Barbon, University of Toronto/Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
  • Will Bologna, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Heather Campbell, New York University
  • Julie Feuerstein, Johns Hopkins University/Kennedy Krieger Institute
  • Paul Fillmore, Baylor University
  • Tyson Harmon, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Keiko Ishikawa, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
  • Eun Kyung Jeon, University of Utah
  • Bruna Mussoi, Kent State University
  • Sara Nowell, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Jessica Obermeyer, Temple University
  • Arnold Olszewski, Miami University of Ohio
  • Stacey Rimikis, New York University
  • Mara Steinberg Lowe, New York University
  • Evan Usler, Boston University/MGH Institute of Health Professions

Mentors

  • Suzanne Adlof, University of South Carolina
  • Curtis Billings, National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, VA RR&D
  • Stephen Camarata, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Edward Conture, Vanderbilt University
  • Lizbeth Finestack, University of Minnesota
  • Sandra Gordon–Salant, University of Maryland
  • Karen Helfer, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Katherine Hutcheson, University of Texas/MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Jacqueline Laures–Gore, Georgia State University
  • Tracy Love, San Diego State University
  • Jamie Reilly, Temple University
  • Raúl Rojas, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Cynthia Thompson, Northwestern University
  • Rahul Shrivastav, University of Georgia
  • Heather Wright, East Carolina University
  • Paul Yoder, Vanderbilt University
  • Yana Yunusova, University of Toronto

Funding Agency Representatives

  • Nancy Minghetti, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
  • Alberto Rivera–Rentas, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, NIH

2017 Participants

Protégés

  • Crystle Alonzo, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Andrea Barton-Hulsey, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Dahye Choi, University of South Alabama
  • Meghan Davidson, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Lindsay DeVries, University of Washington
  • Mitchell Frye, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Kyomi Gregory, Salus University
  • Ramesh Kaipa, Oklahoma State University
  • Lisa Kopf, University of Iowa
  • Breanna Krueger, University of Kansas
  • Jiali Liang, Pennsylvania State University
  • Katlyn McGrattan, Northwestern University
  • Victoria McKenna, Boston University
  • Amy Pace, University of Washington
  • Victoria Scharp, Idaho State University
  • Brielle Stark, University of South Carolina
  • Sharlene Wilson Ottley, The River School

Mentors

  • Steven Barlow, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Cathy Binger, University of New Mexico
  • Carolyn Brown, University of Iowa
  • Adam Buchwald, New York University
  • Courtney Byrd, University of Texas at Austin
  • Laura DeThorne, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
  • Jan Edwards, University of Maryland–College Park
  • Lizbeth Finestack, University of Minnesota
  • Howard Goldstein, University of South Florida
  • Sharon Kujawa, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School
  • Edwin Maas, Temple University
  • Daryush Mehta, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
  • Rita Patel, Indiana University
  • Jonathan Preston, Syracuse University
  • Nan Bernstein Ratner, University of Maryland–College Park
  • Audra Sterling, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Julie Washington, Georgia State University

Funding Agency Representatives

  • Nancy Minghetti, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
  • Alberto Rivera-Rentas, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

2016 Participants

Protégés

  • Julie Case, New York University
  • Ai Leen Choo, University of Michigan
  • Robin Criter, Western Michigan University
  • Angela Dietsch, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • Nicole Etter, Pennsylvania State University
  • Michelle Flippin, University of Rhode Island
  • Anna Eva Hallin, New York University
  • Elizabeth Heller Murray, Boston University
  • Elaine Hitchcock, Montclair State University
  • Sarah Kennett, Arkansas Children's Hospital
  • Jaime Lee, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Sarah Leopold, The Ohio State University
  • Jennifer Lundine, The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Rachel Mulheren, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Hospital
  • Ashwini Namasivayam, University of Toronto
  • Kathryn O'Brien, University of Minnesota
  • Elizabeth Runnion, Arizona State University
  • Laurie Slovarp, The University of Montana

Mentors

  • Sudha Arunachalam, Boston University
  • Steven Barlow, University of Nebraska
  • Heather Bonilha, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Bob Burkard, University at Buffalo
  • Aimee Dietz, University of Cincinnati
  • Courtney Hall, James H Quillen VAMC and East Tennessee State University
  • Tiffany Hogan, MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Michelle Hughes, Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • Ianessa Humbert, University of Florida
  • Christopher Moore, Boston Univesity
  • Marilyn Nippold, University of Oregon
  • Susan Nittrouer, University of Florida
  • Emily Plowman, University of Florida
  • Jonathan Preston, Syracuse University
  • Preeti Sivasankar, Purdue University
  • Nancy Solomon, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Christine Weber, Purdue University
  • Kathryn Yorkston, Rehabilitation Medicine

Guest Speaker

  • Alberto Rivera-Rentas, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
  • Nancy Minghetti, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation

2015 Participants

Protégés

  • Dana Battaglia, Adelphi University
  • Francois-Xavier Brajot, Ohio University
  • Zara DeLuca, CUNY Graduate Center/New York Eye & Ear
  • Jeremy Donai, West Virginia University
  • Natalie Douglas, Central Michigan University
  • Elena Dukhovny, California State University, East Bay
  • Naomi Eichorn, Pace University
  • Lynda Feenaughty, University at Buffalo
  • Kimberly Meigh, West Virginia University
  • Ian Mertes, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System
  • Chayadevie Nanjundeswaran, East Tennessee State University
  • Asako Satoh, Boston University
  • April Scott, Longwood University
  • Rajani Sebastian, Johns Hopkins University
  • Victoria Tumanova, Syracuse University
  • Darin Woolpert, Loma Linda University

Mentors

  • Julie Anderson, Indiana University
  • Sudha Arunachalam, Boston University
  • Aron Barbey, University of Illinois
  • Steven Barlow, University of Nebraska
  • Cathy Binger, University of New Mexico
  • Adam Buchwald, New York University
  • Bob Burkard, University at Buffalo SUNY
  • Leora Cherney, Northwestern University and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Ed Conture, Vanderbilt University
  • Lizbeth Finestack, University of Minnesota
  • Ann Geers, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Ianessa Humbert, Johns Hopkins University
  • Christopher Moore, Boston University
  • Susan Nittrouer, The Ohio State University
  • Laida Restrepo, Arizona State University
  • Preeti Sivansankar, Purdue University

Guest Speaker

  • Alberto Rivera-Rentas, National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

2014 Participants

Protégés

  • Kathryn Cabbage, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions
  • Kathryn Connaghan, Northeastern University
  • Shari DeVeney, University of Nebraska–Omaha
  • Elizabeth Galletta, Hunter College
  • Emily Garnett, University of South Carolina
  • Memorie Gosa, University of Alabama
  • Lindsey Jorgensen, University of South Dakota
  • Maria Kapantzoglou, Portland State University
  • Lisa LaGorio, University of Florida
  • Karen Le, University of Connecticut
  • Michelle Moore, West Virginia University
  • Kathleen Nagle, University of Washington
  • Ileana Ratiu, Arizona State University
  • Kathy Shapley, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Samantha Shune, The University of Iowa
  • Suzanne Thompson, St. John's University

Mentors

  • Marty Brodsky, Johns Hopkins University
  • Tom Campbell, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Ed Conture, Vanderbilt University
  • Sumitrajit Dhar, Northwestern University
  • Chris Dollaghan, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • Melissa Duff, University of Iowa
  • Marc Fey, University of Kansas
  • Howard Goldstein, University of South Florida
  • Ray Kent, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Swathi Kiran, Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
  • Chantal Lau, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Jennifer J. Lister, University of South Florida
  • Giselle Carnaby, University of Florida
  • Sonja Pruitt-Lord, San Diego State University
  • Leslie Rescorla, Bryn Mawr College
  • Carol Stoel-Gammon, University of Washington
  • Cynthia Thompson, Northwestern University

2013 Participants

Protégés

  • Kyna Rhae Betancourt, University of South Florida
  • Stephanie Borrie, Arizona State University
  • Naomi Habegger Croghan, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Shruti (Balvalli) Deshpande, University of Cincinnati
  • Jessica Dykstra, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
  • Gerasimos Fergadiotis, Portland State University
  • Farzan Irani, Texas State University–San Marcos
  • Katandria Love Johnson, UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth
  • Jessica Klusek, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Miriam Krause, Bowling Green State University
  • Mili Kuruvilla, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Melissa Papesh, Indiana University
  • Augusta Helms Tillery, Arizona State University
  • Rene Utianski, Arizona State University
  • Anita Vereb, University of Michigan
  • Emily Zimmerman, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Mentors

  • Tessa Bent, Indiana University
  • Carolyn Brown, University of Iowa
  • Monita Chatterjee, Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • Philip Dale, University of New Mexico
  • Melissa C. Duff, University of Iowa
  • Erick Gallun, Portland VA Medical Center
  • Chantal Lau, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Christy Ludlow, James Madison University
  • Xin Luo, Purdue University
  • Robert W. Massof, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Mary Pat Moeller, Boys Town National Research Hospital
  • Sonja L. Pruitt-Lord, San Diego State University
  • Jane Roberts, University of South Carolina
  • Kathy Thiemann-Bourque, University of Kansas
  • Ehud Yairi, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

For more information on the Pathways program or other research-related programs, please contact research@asha.org.

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