Shaylynn Hayes is a writer, graphic/webdesigner, and student in Political Science. Alongside Dr. Jennifer Brout, Shaylynn runs the News site Misophonia International. Shaylynn also helps run the technological aspects of the IMRN websites and is responsible for web development and management.
Dr. Daniela Schiller is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Friedman Brain Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where she directs the affective neuroscience laboratory. Her research is focused on the control and flexibility of emotional memory. Dr. Schiller’s work has been published in numerous scholarly journals, including Nature, Neuron and Nature Neuroscience. Schiller has been the recipient of several awards, including the New York Academy of Sciences Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists, and the Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in the Neurosciences for her research on how to rewire the brain to eradicate fear as a response to memory.
Andrew Mitchell has an extensive background in acoustical design and engineering, including environmental acoustics consulting on large-scale wind farm projects across the UK, and has been involved in over 100 high-end building projects in Southern California. Andrew earned his BSc. (Hons) in Physics & Music at Cardiff University before entering acoustics consulting and is currently a doctoral researcher at the Institute of Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE) in The Bartlett at University College London (UCL). His research is being undertaken within the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant project dedicated to developing Soundscape Indices (SSID). Andrew is investigating the temporal and acoustical structure of urban soundscapes through in-depth acoustical and psychoacoustical analyses with the incorporation of contextual and perceptual considerations to achieve a thorough understanding of the human experience of urban noise environments. His research will provide the acoustical framework toward the SSID project’s work to achieve a ground-breaking development in the prediction, design, and standardisation of soundscapes through the development of soundscape indices which incorporate psychological, acoustical/psychoacoustical, neural and physiological, and contextual factors of noise perception. Andrew joined the International Misophonia Research Network in 2018 to contribute his acoustics expertise and carry out acoustical and psychoacoustical analysis of misophonic triggers as part of the ongoing Sound Study.
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
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