Audrey Mossman


Audrey Mossman recently graduated from University of Colorado with a B.S. in Biology. Currently, she's a research program assistant for the Baltimore HEARS study and a Doctoral Diversity Scholar working toward completing a post-baccalaureate program at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her research interests include recognizing and addressing healthcare disparities and working toward solutions to improve health equity for these populations.

Audrey Mossman

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Sanam Bhatia


Sanam Bhatia recently graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a BA in Public Health Studies. Her research interests include understanding the impact of hearing impairment on older adults, particularly in terms of how they communicate with family members and providers. She is also interested in how sensory loss exacerbates cognitive and mental health concerns.

Sanam Bhatia

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Emmanuel Garcia Morales


Emmanuel E. Garcia, PhD, joined the Cochlear center for Hearing and Public Health as a Biostatistician. He obtained his PhD in Economics from the Johns Hopkins Department of Economics in 2018. His research experience includes studying the effects of assistance programs on the health and human capital of youth with disabilities, and the impact that M&A’s in the pharmaceutical industry have on the price of generic drugs.

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Anushka Jajodia


Anushka Jajodia received her Bachelor's in Visual Communication and Design from Ecole Intuit Lab, Mumbai and Master's in Social Design from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. She works closely with the Center faculty on the development of hearing interventions and other applications requiring the use of Social Design and Graphic Design.

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Laura Westermann


Laura Westermann received her Bachelor degree in Organizational Communication and her Master’s degree in Foreign Language Education from the University of South Florida. She currently works as a research program coordinator for the Cochlear Center and as an audiology assistant at the Washington County field site for the ACHIEVE trial. ​

Laura Westermann

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Lechi Nwanegwo


Lechi Nwanegwo, graduate of Morgan State University, is a research program assistant for the Baltimore HEARS Study. Her interests include increasing health equity in underserved communities and prevention medicine. She is currently preparing for medical school.

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Kevin DeMario


Kevin DeMario is a research program assistant who works on the HEARS clinical trial. He has his undergraduate degree and master’s degree in philosophy from Johns Hopkins and is interested in going to medical school in the future.

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Jami Cheng-Trumbo


Jami Cheng-Trumbo, MSPH, is a research coordinator for the Baltimore HEARS Study and a recruitment committee member in ACHIEVE. Cheng received her master of science in public health in health education and health communication from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She currently leads the coordination of the HEARS study and other Center-related activities.

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Laura Sherry


Laura Sherry, AUD, is a research audiologist with the Cochlear Center where she is currently the lead audiologist for the Washington County field site of the ACHIEVE trial.

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Shannon Smitherman


Shannon Smitherman received her Bachelor degree in Human Services from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.  She currently works as the academic program coordinator for the Cochlear Center where she coordinates and helps advise Center trainees, oversees all administrative and operational aspects of Center activities and assists the director.

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