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

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.

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...


Institutional Review Board

The IRB is focused on protecting the rights and welfare of research participants and evaluates, approves, and conducts reviews of any Gallaudet University research that involves human subjects. Regulated by the Federal Government, the IRB is an important first stop for Gallaudet faculty, staff, and...


Research Development

Let us help you get started! Work with us on funding opportunity identification and find out how you can benefit from our capacity building 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

Dean, Research

Aparna Lele

Assistant Director

Neerja Vasishta

Research Development Manager

Susan Larrison

Pre-Award Grant Administrator

Julie Hochgesang

IRB Chair

Kaela Luttrell

IRB Education and Compliance Specialist


Bilingualism and attention: a study of balanced and unbalanced bilingual deaf users of American Sign Language and English

  • Author(s): Kushalnagar, P, Hannay, HJ, Hernandez, AE
  • Published: 2010-04-18
  • Journal: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
  • DOI: 10.1093/deafed/enq011

Caregiver-Reported Indicators of Communication and Social Functioning for Young Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

  • Author(s): Patrick, DL, Edwards, TC, & Kushalnagar, P., Topolski, T., Schick, B., & Sie, K
  • Journal: Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education
  • DOI: 10.1093/deafed/eny006

Contact Us

Office of Research

Hall Memorial Building S242

(202) 651-5085

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