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Overview

The Deaf Health Equity is Gallaudet’s premier deaf health research facility that works to merge accessibility and health outcomes. Dedicated to improving accessibility for quality health services, the center focuses on conducting research, sharing results, and engaging with the community. Past research projects have focused on areas such as deaf caregiver health, deaf women’s health, deaf aging, deaf sexual and gender minorities, and the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS-ASL).

To see a comprehensive list of our research projects, please visit our Research Projects page.

Meet the Team

Director

Poorna Kushalnagar

Special Assistant to Provost Research

Staff

Ai Takayama

Senior Research Analyst

Katja Jacobs

Research Assistant

Vladimir Slavov

Student Programmer

Isabella Walker

Research Assistant

Nthabeleng MacDonald

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Michaela Brandt

Research Assistant

Erika Linstaedt

Health Promotion Specialist

Elizabeth Codick

Graduate Research Assistant

Emmanuel Perrodin-Njoku

Post-baccalaureate Research Associate

Contact Us

Deaf Health Equity

Poorna Kushalnagar, Ph.D., Chief Research Officer

Hall Memorial Building S242

(202) 651-5085

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