At any given time, our Lab has multiple ongoing projects. If you are interested in participating or learning more, please contact our research laboratory at

  • Portions of our research projects are completed in the Vestibular Sciences Research laboratory housed on the 10th floor research space of MCE. This dedicated space has 1 Compumedics Neuroscan EEG/ERP system, 1 VNG/ENG system, 1 clinical evoked potential system, 1 vHIT system, and 1 cutting-edge mobile EEG/ERP system.

    Our lab aims to understand vestibular physiology across the lifespan as well as its role in the long-term outcomes of individuals with cognitive and memory impairment including traumatic brain injury. In addition, through collaboration with the BDL and other academic research labs, we seek to explore and improve the diagnosis of vestibular disorders through a variety of techniques including electrophysiology, eye-tracking, and objective detection of evoked responses. We combine these approaches to facilitate and improve the functional outcomes of patients with vestibular disorders. Lastly, the lab incorporates portable vestibular testing in the community as part of the Heart of Hearing and Balance Humanitarian Program while bringing together undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds across the VUMC and VU campuses including the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

  • 2023-2024

    • Aspen Bombardo, Clinical Feasibility of Infant Vestibular Screening in the United States
    • Julia Englund, Optimizing the Recording Protocol for Vestibular Cerebellar Evoked Potentials


    • Kaili McDonald, Short-term effects of lifestyle modification on vestibular migraine
    • Amanda Wasoff, Relationship between Sense of Coherence and Improvement with Lifestyle Modifications on Vestibular Migraine


    • Claire Murphy, Development of Odds Ratios for Co-occurring Vestibular Disorders


    • Courtney Kolberg, A Retrospective Investigation of the Effects of Lifestyle Modification on Vestibular Migraine
    • Joseph Nothstine, Development of the Headache Symptom Profile


    • Renee Landon-Lane - Dizziness Symptom Profile Test-Retest Reliability
    • Taylor Sands - T35 Project: VEMP testing
    • Anna Javins - T35 Project: Auditory Evoked Potential testing


    • Megan Bilodeau - oVEMP test montage difference for pediatric population


    • Ye Wang - Perception of Motion and Vestibular Status


    • Sara Krolewicz - Subjective Visual Vertical of Normal Subjects During Centrifugation
    • Miriam Glicksberg - Impacts of Age on oVEMP Amplitude Using Different Electrode Montages


    • Bridget Stone - Subjective and objective audiovestibular findings in children with Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct
    • Trish Michelson - Comparison of subjective visual vertical (SVV) using two techniques: A test–retest reliability study
    • Katie Makowiec - Test-Retest Reliability of oVEMP's Across Different Electrode Montages


    • John Lee - Comparison of recording techniques for ocular VEMP testing
    • Sarah Steele - Vestibular function in children with Auditory Neuropathy/Dys-synchrony Spectrum Disorder
    • Emily James - Development of subjective measures of dizziness
    • Yolin Sung - Development of the Pediatric Dizziness Handicap Inventory