Liza Creel

Liza Creel

Dr. Liza Creel is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. She is also co-director of the Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky. Dr. Creel works closely with the Kentucky EHDI Advisory Board on several projects, and her analyses are frequently used to inform policy and practice changes around newborn hearing screening.

Newborn Hearing Screening

ONLINE FEATURE | Newborn Hearing Screenings and Follow-Up: Essential During a Pandemic?

The primary objective of local, state, and federal response to COVID-19 is to minimize mortality and mitigate explosive demand for acute health-care services related to COVID-19 complications, especially those that require care in intensive care units. 

Governmental responses have varied from statewide stay-at-home orders to more incremental approaches targeting restrictions in specific industries and locations. Certainly, many of these restrictions are warranted and necessary to achieve the desired public health outcomes. 

Topic(s): COVID-19, Pediatric Audiology, pediatrics, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI), Patient care, tele-audiology