Charge Description

  • Increase member awareness of research by and for audiologists or which has relevance for audiologists, particularly if connected to Academy strategic priorities.
  • Recommend high-priority and relevant research to Outreach Committee for promotion.
  • Recommend necessary position papers or clinical practice guidelines to advance Academy strategic priorities.
  • Address gaps in research and evidence necessary to advance Academy priorities.
  • Manage the research grant programs of the Academy with a focus on incentivizing the production and promotion of research that advances Academy strategic priorities.
  • Develop and administer program to assist young investigators with embarking in the presentation and peer-review publishing process.
  • Promote research grant opportunities that are available through other organizations that align with Academy priorities.


  • Karah Gottschalk, AuD, PhD
  • Johnathon O'Neal
  • Yang-Soo Yoon, PhD
  • Sreedivya Radhakrishnan, PhD


The work of the Research Initiatives Committee is overseen by the Scientific Advisory and External Relations Council.

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