Health is a fundamental human right.
We work to ensure access to health care for over 450 million deaf people across the globe.
Center for Deaf Health Equity conducts patient-centered research to link accessibility to health outcomes among deaf and hard of hearing individuals. We research and share findings because we believe deaf people deserve equitable access to health care.
Our research lab is one of 18 labs here at Gallaudet University within Academic Affairs and the Provost’s Office oversees our efforts
Mid-to-older deaf people have health insurance of any type.
Dr. Poorna KushalnagarCenter Director & Associate Professor
Dr. Poorna Kushalnagar directs the Center for Deaf Health Equity at Gallaudet University.
She is the principal investigator of National Institute of Health (NIH) awards that total over $3 million dollars. These grants support studies aligned with her primary research interests in deaf patient-reported and health outcomes.