The Office of Research enhances the intellectual climate on campus by encouraging, facilitating, and distributing scholarly research. We promote interdisciplinary research to foster diversity, equity in participation, and the inclusion of various academic perspectives. Through training and research opportunities, students graduate from Gallaudet as scholars ready to join the workforce, advance research discoveries, and positively impact their local communities and the world.

Students who are interested in learning more about research opportunities at Gallaudet can visit the Research and Innovations page or watch Gallaudet’s PIs describe their work here.

We sponsor the Institutional Review Board and promote safe and ethical research practices. Faculty and student researchers are welcome to visit the Institutional Review Board page for IRB-related information and procedures.

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Research Centers

Artificial Intelligence, Accessibility and Sign Language Center

The Artificial Intelligence, Accessibility and Sign Language Center (AIASL) is an innovative initiative that focuses on integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into the realm of accessibility and sign language. This involves developing AI-driven solutions that enhance technology accessibility for individuals with disabilities, particularly those who use...

Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center

Explore the captivating world of deaf culture and history through the Drs. John S. & Betty J. Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center's compelling documentary arts, promoting education, understanding, and appreciation for the unique experiences of deaf individuals.

Center for Deaf Health Equity

We conduct rigorous research that lays the foundation for better health-related quality of life among deaf and hard of hearing people who use American Sign Language. We are a deaf-centric research center that utilizes quantitative and qualitative methodologies to gather accessibility and patient-reported outcomes from...

Technology Access Program

The Technology Access Program (TAP) conducts research into communication technologies and services for the benefit of the deaf and hard of hearing community. The program provides education to Gallaudet students through coursework and mentored research projects related to TAP’s research goals. In the past, TAP...

Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2)

The National Science Foundation of Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) advances knowledge on how human higher cognition is realized through vision. Our groundbreaking research and translation labs seek to determine the effects of visual processes, visual language, and social...

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Child Resilience Center

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Child Resilience Center was created to address the gap between children who have experienced trauma and the mental health services they deserve. Addressing trauma among underserved deaf and hard of hearing children. Making a way for new innovations, treatment,...


Research Development

Let us help you get started! Work with us on your internal and external funding plans and see how you can benefit from our research initiatives.

Pre-Award Services

We provide support to faculty and staff seeking internal and external funding for projects that benefit the Gallaudet community. We offer guidance throughout the research journey – beginning with the proposal stage.

Post-Award Services

The Post-Award Team works with principal investigators to ensure sound financial post-award administration of all externally sponsored programs at Gallaudet University.

Research Compliance

The Office of Research manages and provides guidance on agreements, conflict of interest, research misconduct, subrecipient risk assessment, Uniform Guidance, and University policies and procedures, and much more.


Meet the Team

Poorna Kushalnagar

Strategic Research Officer

William Ennis

Associate Professor

Aparna Lele

Assistant Director

Susan Larrison

Pre-Award Grant Administrator

Kaela Luttrell

IRB Education and Compliance Specialist

Lucy Upah

Research Administrator


Cancer Screening: Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing Adults using American Sign Language

  • Author(s): Bergeron, E., Valdez, R., Moreland, C.J. et al.
  • Published: 27 February 2024
  • Journal: J Canc Educ (2024)
  • DOI: 10.1007/s13187-024-02416-x

Contact Us

Office of Research

Hall Memorial Building S242

(202) 651-5085

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