Human Subjects Core


​​​​​​​​​Research with specific populations of patients such as children with hearing loss (CHL) frequently requires up-to-date clinical measures as well as unique laboratory testing. The Human Subjects Core is a unique and state-of-the-art resource to serve the research aims of investigators in the Center for Perception and Communication in Children (CPCC).

The Clinical Measurement team is under the direction of Karla McGregor, Ph.D. Under her supervision, the team will:

  • Advise investigators on the selection of measures and the development of clinical protocols for each project
  • Administer and interpret clinical measures
  • Assist investigators with subject recruitment and scheduling
  • Develop a database to store test results and automate scoring of certain assessments

This Core is dedicated to ensuring a uniform approach throughout various CPCC projects. While individual projects differ in their research aims, the Core maintains a common set of clinically-related test data across all projects. By adhering to research protocols, the Core staff will increase the reliability and validity of this clinical data. Clinical data ​will be gathered from measures assessing:

  • Audiologic status and hearing aid/cochlear implant function
  • Speech and language abilities
  • Cognition (attention, memory, problem-solving skills)
  • Vision
  • Family information and medical records

Meet Our Human Subjects Core Staff