Christopher Spankovich, AuD, PhD, MPH, is an associate professor and vice chair of research for the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He obtained his BA in psychology from University of North Carolina at Wilmington, MPH in behavioral science and health education from Emory University, AuD from Rush University, and PhD in hearing sciences from Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Spankovich is a clinician-scientist with a translational research program focused on prevention of acquired forms of hearing loss, tinnitus, and sound sensitivity. His research includes clinical trials of otoprotectants, epidemiological studies of determinants (e.g., dietary quality) of hearing loss/tinnitus, basic research in thermal stress for prevention of ototoxicity, and translational research on the effects of noise on auditory physiology/perception. His research has been funded by industry, federal, and professional bodies. He has published over 60 articles and book chapters (40 in peer-reviewed journals) and has given over 60 national and international presentations.
Dr. Spankovich continues to practice clinically with special interest in tinnitus, sound sensitivity, ototoxicity, hearing conservation, and advanced diagnostics. He holds Adjunct faculty status with Salus University and Nova Southeastern University and serves as an associate editor for Audiology Today and the International Journal of Audiology. He is currently a member of the PPAC for the Academy. He also provides consultant services for medico-legal cases.