People

Principal Investigator

Viji Easwar

Credentials: PhD MSc Audiology

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: veaswar@wisc.edu

Viji is interested in understanding how typically developing children process speech and how hearing loss during childhood affects auditory development. She mainly uses EEG to probe speech processing and is interested in clinical translation of EEG-based tools that can help improve clinical care of children with hearing loss. Viji is an audiologist by training and completed her clinical and research training in India, England and Canada.

 

Graduate Students

Evan Davies

Credentials: BA

After obtaining his B.A. in Communication and Psychology from Michigan State University in 2010, Evan pursued a career in human research science. At the University of Michigan and Northwestern University Evan collaborated with multiple research teams investigating the effects of long-term substance abuse on family relationships, examining auditory and literacy development in children through neurobiological and behavioral correlates, implementing clinical trials in ophthalmic disease populations, and conducting memory experiments with noninvasive brain stimulation and imaging methods. Evan is currently pursuing his AuD. His primary clinical and research interests include the assessment and treatment of children with hearing loss, central auditory processing disorders, and tinnitus and hyperacusis assessment and management.  Beyond assisting those with hearing and balance difficulties in the clinic, Evan aspires to contribute to the scientific community and expand his auditory research background into a career in translational audiology.

Mary Galloy

Credentials: BA

Mary is a third year graduate student in the AuD program at UW-Madison. She graduated with a B.A. in communication sciences and disorders at UW-Madison in 2017. Her research interests include the effect of hearing aids on speech-evoked potentials in the pediatric population. She hopes to one day work with all ages in a hospital setting.

Emma McGrath

Credentials: BA

Emma is a third-year graduate student in the Doctor of Audiology program at UW-Madison. She completed her B.A. in Communication Sciences & Disorders at UW-Madison in 2016. She is interested in population health sciences and auditory development in children.

Emily Roznowski

Credentials: BA

Emily is a second-year graduate student in the Doctor of Audiology program at UW-Madison. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2019 with a B.A. in Speech-Language Hearing Sciences. Her interests include pediatric amplification and improving current practices in audiological testing, especially for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Trevor Wright

Trevor is a second year graduate student in the Doctor of Audiology program at UW-Madison. He completed his B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from UW-Madison in 2018. His interests include working with the pediatric population and searching for improved hearing aid assessment measures for this population.

Undergraduate Students

Isabel Allen

Position title: Programmer

Isabel is a senior at UW Madison majoring in Computer Engineering and Mathematics. She helps with data analysis and making tools for experiments.

Becca Formella

Position title: Research Assistant

Becca is a fourth year undergraduate at UW-Madison studying Communication Sciences and Disorders and Dance/Movement Therapy. She is excited to work alongside doctoral and undergraduate students in the lab to further explore and gain new understanding of the efferent auditory system.