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Media & Awards

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In the Media

Click the links below to see where my research has been featured.

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Flash Talk

Flash Talk for the SENSE Network:

View on YouTube

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Press Release

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TV Interview

Interview with NCTV 18 host, Charley Walters:

Profiles: Dr. Jessica S. West

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Blog Post

How making connections across Duke's campus helped my career:

Making the Most of Duke on the Road to the Ph.D.

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Press Release

Press release for a paper on hearing loss and mental health:

Hearing Loss and Depression are Connected

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AARP Post

About my research on hearing loss disclosure:

 How do men and women differ when it comes to hearing challenges?

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Podcast

Listen to me talk about hearing loss within married couples:

Stress Spillover in Marriage Due to Hearing Loss

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Report

For the Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services:

Arab Americans: A Community Portrait

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Hearing Health & Technology Post

About my research on hearing loss disclosure:

Fessing Up to Hearing Loss: It's a Gender Thing.

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Futurity Article

Post about my research on the link between hearing loss and mental health:

Hearing Loss and Depression are Connected

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Reuters Health Article

About my research on hearing loss disclosure:

Women better than men at explaining hearing loss

Awards & Honors

Maddox Fellowship ($5,000)

2022

Duke University Medical Center, Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development

 

Awarded to early career investigators who have already demonstrated commitment to the field of aging and outstanding academic potential.

Data Expedition Award ($1,500)
2021

Duke University, Rhodes Information Initiative

Two-day data analysis course for undergraduate students (https://bit.ly/3qoU1Hv).

Lancet Commission on Hearing Loss, Consultant

2019-present

Invited by Drs. Debara Tucci and Blake Wilson (Commission Co-Chairs). Active participant in the COVID-19 Working Group (Dr. Gerard O'Donoghue) and the Stigma Working Group (Drs. Howard Francis and Laura Nyblade).

Graduate Student Paper Award Honorable Mention
2020

American Sociological Association, Section on Aging & the Life Course

Awarded to: "Hearing Impairment and Mental Health among Married Couples."

Phillip Jackson Baugh Fellowship ($23,850)
2019-2020

Duke University Graduate School

Competetive fellowship providing an annual stipend, tuition, and fees.

Massachusetts Eye & Ear Audiology Leadership Advisory Council
2018-2021

Invited by Dr. Kevin Franck, Director of Audiology. Role included lending expertise in research and social determinants of health to division issues and opportunities.

Summer Research Fellowship ($5,500)
2018

Duke University Graduate School

Competitive Workshop Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
2017

Accepted to attend “Health Disparities, Health Inequities, and Vulnerable Populations: Research Examining and Understanding Complexity,” an ICPSR workshop at the University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Michigan. July 10-14.

Summer Research Fellowship ($5,500)
2017

Duke University Graduate School

Summer Research Fellowship ($5,500)
2016

Duke University Graduate School

Robert Cooley Angell Honors Thesis Award
2012

University of Michigan

Awarded for the best honors thesis in Sociology, “The Everyday Management of a Hard of Hearing Identity.”

Beverly J. Waterman Scholarship ($1,500)
2011

University of Michigan

Awarded to students who are Deaf or hard of hearing.