Dr. Nienke Vulink is psychiatrist and head of the department of anxiety disorders of the Academic Medical Center (AMC) of the University of Amsterdam. She studied medicine at the University of Groningen and obtained her PhD at Utrecht University with the thesis Feelings of incompleteness; Studies on dopamine in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Together with Damien Denys she wrote the book Body Dysmorphic Disorder (2011), the first Dutch handbook on this condition in which people have a morbid preoccupation with their appearance.
Dr. Jastreboff is currently Professor at Department of Otolaryngology, Emory University School of Medicine. After 8 years at Yale University and 8 years at the University of Maryland, where he established the first Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Center in the USA, he moved to Emory University. In 1984 he proposed the first accepted animal model of tinnitus, in 1988 the neurophysiological model of tinnitus and Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT). He is involved in clinical work and treating patients with tinnitus and/or decreased sound tolerance since 1990. Simultaneously with clinical work he has been conducting basic science and clinical research aimed at delineating the mechanisms of tinnitus and designing new methods of alleviation of tinnitus, hyperacusis and misophonia. In 2001, together with Margaret M. Jastreboff, Ph.D., he proposed the concept, name and initial treatment for misophonia. Dr. Jastreboff received a Ph.D. in Neurophysiology (1973) and Doctor of Sciences Degree (habilitation, 1982) in Neuroscience from the Polish Academy of Sciences. He did his Postdoctoral training at the University of Tokyo, Japan. In 2005 he received M.B.A. (valedictorian) from Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He has been a Visiting Professor at University of Tokyo and at Yale University and currently holds Visiting Professor appointments at University College London and Middlesex Hospital, London, England. From 2001 until 2010, together with Margaret M. Jastreboff, Ph.D., he has been Adjunct Professor at Salus University teaching tinnitus and hyperacusis class in the Au.D. program. 1,954 audiologists (about 25% of all Au.D. degrees in the USA) took this class. He is a co-author of over 130 papers, 170 abstracts and three books. In 1993 he received the prestigious Robert W. Hocks award for his contribution to the field of tinnitus and in 2014, at the 11th International Tinnitus Seminar, the Award for Clinical Excellence, for 25 years work of TRT. For Dr. Jastreboff’s publication please see, http://otolaryngology.emory.edu/research/index.html
Dr. Margaret M. Jastreboff received her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the Polish Academy of Sciences (1982), and postdoctoral training in pharmacology and molecular biology at Yale University School of Medicine. She has been involved in tinnitus research since 1984, and on a full-time basis since 1991 while working at University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her experimental work encompassed the study of the mechanisms of tinnitus using molecular biology, pharmacology, and behavioral techniques, including testing drugs for their effectiveness for tinnitus attenuation. She has been involved in clinical work for over 15 years as well, while working first as an Associate Professor at Emory University and later as a Visiting Research Professor at Towson University and currently in a clinic of non-profit foundation. After over 35 years in academia, where she was involved in basic science and clinical research, teaching Au.D. students and treating patients, she become a President of JHDF, Inc., a non-profit foundation dedicated to research and education in the field of tinnitus and decreased sound tolerance as well as treating patients. She organized and was one of the lecturers in 40 courses on Tinnitus Retraining Therapy in the USA and close to 100 courses abroad. She is a co-author of over 65 papers and 100 abstracts. In 1993 she shared with Dr. Pawel J. Jastreboff the Robert W. Hocks award for her contribution to the field of tinnitus. For Dr. Jastreboff’s publication list https://scinapse.io/authors/1930453827
Jenna M Pellicori-Curry, Au.D., CCC-A, received her Bachelor’s Degree from James Madison University, and her Doctoratal degree from Salus University (with a concentration in Biomedical Sciences). Dr. Pellicori graduated as valedictorian and currently serves as the lead audiologist at Nemours/Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children’s New Jersey satellite locations. Dr. Pellicori is licensed to practice audiology in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, and she holds a hearing aid dispensing license for the state of New Jersey. She maintains her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Dr. Pellicori’s main interests include pediatric diagnostics and intervention, central auditory processing disorders, newborn hearing screens, amplification, and auditory brainstem response evaluations. Dr. Pellicori believes a multi-disciplinary approach is essential to improving the quality of care for her patients, and she welcomes teamwork and collaboration. For more about Dr. Pellicori, please see https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenna-pellicori-curry-a2185278
Dr. Tammy Riegner has worked as an audiologist for 20 years for both the adult and pediatric populations. Before receiving her Master of Science in Audiology from West Virginia University in 1997, she helped establish the WVU Hearing Conservation
Program. She has worked in both hospital and private practice ENT settings, providing audiological and vestibular evaluations as well as amplification services to patients. In 2015, she pursued her Doctorate in Audiology from A.T. Stills University while
working for Nemours/A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children where she has worked serving the pediatric population since 2008. Her main areas of specialty are pediatric diagnostics, electrophysiological assessment of the peripheral and central auditory pathways, and Central Auditory Processing evaluation. She has collaborated with Nemours Research Department at the Center for Pediatric Auditory and Speech Sciences (CPASS) to translate research into clinical protocols for assessment
Michael Mannino has a BS in astrophysics and a Masters in Philosophy. He was recently a full-time professor of philosophy and critical thinking at Miami Dade College in south Florida. Michael taught courses in critical thinking, ethics, introduction to philosophy, and logic. Three years ago, Michael was accepted into a PhD program at the center for complex systems and brain sciences at Florida Atlantic University, where he is currently completing a doctorate in neuroscience. Hisresearch involves computational aspects of cognitive neuroscience, specifically, the investigation of large-scale brain networks by analyzing simulated data from the virtual brain project using computational causality testing. For more about Mr. Mannino please see https://www.misophoniainternational.com/misophonia-brain-connectivity/
Christiana Kartsonaki is a Senior Statistician at the MRC Population Health Research Unit in the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU), Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford.
She has a degree in Mathematics, an MSc in Applied Statistics and a DPhil in Statistics. She has previously worked in the Department of Oncology of the University of Oxford and at the Centre for Cancer Genetic Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care of the University of Cambridge. For more about Ms. Kartsonaki’s work please see https://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/graduateschool/supervisors/christiana-kartsonaki
Diane Reid Lyon is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor in private practice. She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachussets in 1993. She specializes in working with special needs children/teens and their families, though she works with adults as well and the following issues: LD/ADHD, high functioning autism, anxiety, depression, grief, suicide loss, divorce/blended families/co-parenting, and trauma. Diane enjoys working relationally to bring about love, forgiveness, improved communication and connection. She works to bridge understanding and compassion between parent and child. With adults, she finds it rewarding to explore family of origin issues and bring understanding of how these issues impact current functioning and relationships in the present. Diane provides pscho-education, assisting her clients to understand their diagnosis and this may include information re: current basic neuropsychological research. She is eclectic in her approach pulling from a variety of theoretical orientations and techniques including but not limited to: cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing, psycho-dynamic theory, family systems theory and EMDR. Diane works to build on coping skills, equipping her clients with strategies to better manage cognitive deficits and distortions, mood states and behavioral issues. Diane assists her clients by helping them to better understand their current state of functioning and providing hope that change is possible. Together, she and her clients develop a plan to bring about desired change. Diane is an honored to witness the growth and success her clients achieve.
Yell Inverso, AuD., PhD, currently serves as the Director of the Nemours Center for Pediatric Communication and Audiology for Nemours and the Nemours Alfred I DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE. A licensed pediatric audiologist, she received her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree and later her Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Hearing Science from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. Dr. Inverso’s clinical and research interests include the hearing brain, hyperacusis and misophonia in childhood, cochlear implantation, and evidence-based pediatric diagnostic evaluation. In recent years, she has focused her attention of the administrative leadership and growth of the multidisciplinary programs affiliated with Audiology and Augmentative Communication. Dr. Inverso has held adjunct faculty appointments at Salus University and the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Inverso has multiple publications and book chapters in her areas of interest and offers mentorship for young audiologists and researchers in related fields. She brings to this advisory board a deep understanding of hearing, the auditory system as well as the acoustic characteristics and properties of sound. Full publication list https://www.pubfacts.com/author/Yell+Inverso
Madeline Appelbaum is a recent alumna of Reed College, with a BA in psychology. She has a particular interest in educational psychology, and wrote an undergraduate thesis on the effects of autonomous and controlled motivation to learn on college students. She is now working under Dr. Jennifer Brout on various projects related to misophonia research.