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Dream Big: Reducing Disparities in Global Hearing Health

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Friday, January 10, 2020
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Susan Emmett, MD, MPH

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation International Clinical Research Fellowship Speaker series focuses on the pathways that researchers and clinicians have taken as they have developed their careers. Please joins us for the inaugural lecture with Susan Emmett, MD, MPH.

Dr. Emmett is an otolaryngologist and public health expert who develops evidence-based solutions to address preventable hearing loss. She studies novel pathways for prevention and applies digital innovations such as mobile screening and telemedicine to extend access to care to even the most remote communities. Collaboration across disciplines and countries is central to her research, fueling a global effort to address a neglected public health concern.

Dr. Emmett consults for the World Health Organization and serves as a Commissioner for the Lancet Commission on Hearing Loss. Dr. Emmett spends much of her time in remote communities in northwest Alaska, where she co-leads a randomized trial to address childhood hearing loss funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. While at home in North Carolina, she provides medical and surgical care to patients with hearing loss and trains the next generation of medical students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows in global hearing health research. She was named a TED Fellow in 2017.

Contact: Lisa MacKeen