2013 BoD Nominations

2013 BoD Nominations

M. Samantha Lewis, PhD

Member at Large
M. Samantha Lewis, PhD

Research Audiologist/Investigator, National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR, and Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

BA: Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Florida, 1996
MA: Communication Science (Audiology), University of Connecticut, 1998
PhD: Audiology, University of Florida, 2002

Position Statement
Over the last 25 years, our Academy has had a major impact on our profession. In order to continue this forward momentum, our Academy leaders have developed a strategic plan designed to get us to our preferred future. A review of this document highlights how important it is that we continue to advocate for our profession, so that other entities recognize our full scope of practice. We need to inform others of the important role that we play in the lives of individuals with hearing and balance issues. We also need to be prepared for changes in our clinical practice. For example, our Academy recently addressed issues pertaining to the use of audiology assistants and changes to the hearing healthcare delivery model. These types of changes in practice need to be carefully evaluated to ensure that we are delivering quality healthcare that is in the best interests of our patients. Development of professional guidelines as new issues emerge is essential. While there are challenges, I believe that our future is bright. I am honored to have been nominated for our board and would welcome this opportunity to work with you as we continue on our path toward our preferred future.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Research
  • Education
  • Amplification
  • Auditory Rehabilitation
  • Counseling
  • (Central) Auditory Processing
  • Outcomes Assessment

Alumni Fellow from the University of Florida Alumni Association, 1999; Student Research Award (Student Research Forum), American Academy of Audiology, 2002; Leighton E. Cluff Award for Aging Research, Department of Gerontology at the University of Florida, 2003; Biogen Idec Research Award for Best Poster Presentation, Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Meeting, Denver, CO, 2008; Jerger Future Leaders of Audiology Conference, American Academy of Audiology, 2010

Professional Activities
Assistant Editor, Journal of the American Academy of Audiology, 2002–present; American Academy of Audiology—Member, Research Committee, 2003–2005; AudiologyNOW! Program Subcommittee, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2013; Chair, AudiologyNOW! Program Committee, 2009; Member, Chair, AudiologyNOW! Subcommittee: 2006, 2010, 2011; Jerger Future Leaders of the Academy Conference Planning Committee, 2012; Co-Chair, inaugural Student Academy of Audiology Conference: Case-Study Investigations, 2013; Taskforce on Counseling Guidelines in Audiologic Practice, 2010-2011; Ad-hoc reviewer, variety of peer-reviewed journals, 2005-present