Local Partner Advisory Group (LPAB)

The LPAB is a community partner of NCDHR consisting of representatives from the Deaf Community, public agencies, providers and educational institutions. The purpose of this committee is to better engage community organizations in NCDHR activities. Members of this committee were chosen based on their affiliation with organizations that can aid NCDHR with intervention research as well as Education/Training and Communication/Dissemination. For questions or more information, click here.

Current Members

James DeCaro

James DeCaro, PhD

Local Partner Advisory Board Chair

Professor and Dean Emeritus
National Technical Institute for the Deaf, RIT

Steven Barnett Andrew Doniger Kathy Miraglia

Steven Barnett, M.D.

Principal Investigator / Program Director

Rochester Prevention Research Center

National Center for Deaf Health Research

Andrew Doniger, M.D., MPH


Monroe County Department of Public Health

Kathy Miraglia, MS

Healthcare Program Coordinator and Instructor

American Sign Language and Interpreting Education Department, NTID

Harold Mowl
Beth Metlay
Gail Newton

Harold Mowl, PhD

Superintendent / CEO,

Rochester School for the Deaf

Beth Metlay


Deaf Health Community Committee

Gail Newton


Community Health Partnerships

Center for Community Health

Joseph Stankaitis

Joseph Stankaitis, M.D., MPH

Chief Medical Officer

The Monroe Plan for Medical Care

Research Opportunities

Deaf Health Survey 2013

DHS 2013 thermometer

To learn more about the Deaf Health Survey 2013, click here.

To sign up for this survey, email Kelly Matthews.