Dr. Danielle Powell is a dual-trained Audiologist and Epidemiologist. She received her AuD from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and practiced in the greater Washington D.C. area for a number of years before pursuing a PhD in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a focus on epidemiology of aging. She has completed a post-doctoral fellowship in health services and outcomes research in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins as a Health Services and Outcomes Research T32 fellow. Her research is at the intersection of hearing and hearing care, gerontology, epidemiology and public health, dementia, caregiving, health services and health systems-level care, consumer oriented health information technology, and implementation sciences or translation of research to clinical care. Her current work is funded through the Alzheimer's Association exploring innovative ways to support care partners of older adults with hearing loss and dementia. 

Areas of Interest

  • Gerontology
  • Public Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Hearing health care
  • Dementia
  • Caregiving
  • Consumer Health Information Technology
  • Health Systems


  • PhD
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • AuD
    University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
  • B.S.
    Northwestern University

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dspowell [at] umd.edu