Areas of Study


The Office of Research enhances the intellectual climate on campus by encouraging, facilitating, and distributing scholarly research. We promote interdisciplinary teams within our research communities to foster diversity, equity in participation, and the inclusion of various academic disciplines. Our endeavors directly advance deaf and hard of hearing causes and cement Gallaudet’s reputation as a world leader in research.

Through strategic partnerships with research, business, and nonprofit communities, we create a culture of pragmatic collaboration and real-world understanding for our researchers. Through training and research opportunities, students leave Gallaudet as talented researchers and scholars ready to join the workforce, advance research discoveries, and positively impact both local communities and the world.

Students who are interested in learning more about research opportunities can visit the Research and Innovations page.

Research Centers

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Child Resilience Center
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Child Resilience Center was created to address the gap between deaf and hard of hearing children and their accessibility to the mental health services they deserve.
Deaf Health Equity
The Deaf Health Equity conducts research that links accessibility to health outcomes among deaf/hard of hearing individuals, engages in community partnerships and training, and shares the results of health research projects through publications and education. The researchers at Deaf Health are involved in a wide range of biobehavioral and applied research projects with our faculty, students, and community members contributing to the lab.
Schuchman Documentary Center
The Drs. John S. & Betty J. Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center researches, documents, and shares the lived experiences of deaf people via film, photography, and written narrative.
Technology Access Program
The Technology Access Program conducts research related to communication technologies and services, with the goal of producing knowledge useful to industry, government, and deaf and hard of hearing consumers in the quest for equality in communications.
Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2)
Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) is advancing the Science of Learning, specifically involving how aspects of human higher cognition are realized through one of our most central senses, vision.


Research Initiatives
Gallaudet offers a variety of research opportunities along your academic and career path
Sponsored Programs
The Office of Sponsored Programs advances the University community by providing services and support to faculty and professional staff seeking external funding for scholarly research and training. Responsibilities include working to enhance faculty and staff opportunities for creative and scholarly research and training, as well as encouraging them to pursue their research interests, identify funding sources, and learn more about the proposal submission process.

Meet the Team


Poorna Kushalnagar

Special Assistant to Provost Research


Audrey Foster

Director, Sponsored Programs

Julie Hochgesang

Professor/IRB Chair

Susan Larrison

Pre-Award Grant Administrator

Neerja Vasishta

Research Development Manager

Isabella Walker

Research Assistant

Contact Us

Office of Research

Poorna Kushalnagar, Ph.D., Chief Research Officer

Hall Memorial Building S242

(202) 651-5085

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