Samantha Kleindienst Robler’s well-rounded contributions in clinical practice, research, and patient care warrant the 2021 Early Career Audiologist Award.

Dr. Robler currently serves as a clinical audiologist and Population Health Informatics Lead with Norton Sound Health Corporation in Nome, Alaska, as well as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii.

Dr. Robler’s accomplishments are diverse and extensive. She holds both AuD and PhD degrees with two post-doctoral fellowships, has 11 peer-reviewed publications and has contributed to over 50 lectures and posters at professional meetings in addition to numerous invited presentations. Her work has led to significant innovation and transformation—Dr. Robler has filed 13 invention disclosures and several patent applications. 

Dr. Robler has served on five ASHA committees, two Academy committees, and was recently elected to the Academy Board of Directors. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she shared her knowledge of telemedicine and remote patient management solutions and volunteered to assist many audiologists get their clinics functioning in communities that were locked down.