Lisa Davidson


Lisa S. Davidson, PhD, CCC-A

Lisa S. Davidson, PhD, CCC-A joined CID in 1987 as an educational and clinical audiologist. She became a faculty member in the CID/Washington University audiology program in 1991, starting as a lecturer and becoming an assistant professor in 1996. In 2003, she became coordinator of pediatric audiology at CID. In 2004, she received a research faculty appointment in the Department of Otolaryngology at Washington University School of Medicine, and continues to conduct research as a member of the CID at Washington University School of Medicine staff. In November of 2007, she and her mentor and colleague, the late Dr. Margaret Skinner, received an Editor’s Award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Dr. Davidson has presented the workshop, “Cochlear Implants in Children: Rehabilitative Techniques,” at CID each year since 1998. She has also presented on this topic for the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the South Dakota School for the Deaf and public schools in Louisville, Kentucky, Jacksonville and Tampa Bay, Florida, Honolulu and Chicago, among others.

Dr. Davidson has presented lectures and invited talks on cochlear implants, bimodal fittings and hearing aids for the pediatric popluation at numerous national and international conferences and universities including meetings of  the American Academy of Audiology, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and universities and hospitals in Hanghouz and Shanghai, China.

Dr. Davidson is the author or co-author of research articles, chapters in a book and a monograph, and the CID Speech Perception Instructional Curriculum and Evaluation (SPICE), used worldwide by professionals who help deaf children with cochlear implants and hearing aids. She is the recipient of the Antoinette Frances Dames Academic Award from CID in 1987 and the ASHA Advancing Academic Research Careers Award in 2004. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency in audiology as well as Missouri State licensure in clinical audiology and as a hearing instrument specialist. She is a Missouri First Steps and Illinois Child and Family Services early intervention provider.

Dr. Davidson holds a master’s degree in speech and hearing from Washington University/CID (1987) and a PhD in speech and hearing sciences, Washington University/CID (2003). She has participated on a number of National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants that include evaluating sensory aids for children with profound hearing loss and strategies to optimize cochlear implant programming. She is the primary investigator on the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders funded project entitled “Audibility, Sensory Aids and Cognition as Factors in Children’s Speech Perception” (K23 DC008294 ).