Tonya R. Bergeson-Dana, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Philip F. Holton Scholar

Indiana University Medical School
Department of Otolaryngology
699 Riley Hospital Drive/RR 044, Indianapolis, IN 46202
phone:317.274.8466|email:tbergeso@iupui.edu
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Education
  • 2001 – 2003Otolaryngology - NIH Postdoctoral Fellow
    Indiana University
  • June 2002Cognitive Psychology - Ph.D.
    University of Toronto
  • Sept 1997Cognitive Psychology - M.A.
    University of Toronto
  • June 1996Psychology and Music Theory - B.A./B.M.
    Northwestern University

Academic Employment

    • 2011 – PresentAssociate Professor and Philip F. Holton Investigator
      Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    • 2004 –2011Assistant Professor and Philip F. Holton Investigator
      Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    • 2009 – 2011Director, DeVault Otologic Research Laboratory
      Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    • 2004 – PresentCo-Director, Babytalk Research Laboratory
      Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    • 2008 – 2010Director, NIH Summer Research Traineeship for Medical Students
      Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    • 2007 – 2009Instructor
      Indiana University Purdue University Indianapols, Department of Arts and Music Technology: Psychology of Music
    • 2010 Instructor
      Indiana University Purdue University Indianapols, Department of Arts and Music Technology: Independent Study
    • 2006 – 2011Special Appointment to the Graduate Faculty
      Purdue University
    • 2004 – 2005Instructor
      Indiana University Purdue University Indianapols, Department of Psychology: Lifespan Development
    • 2003 – 2004Assistant Scientist
      Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    • 2002 – presentSupervisor
      NIH Summer Research Traineeships for Medical Students
    • 1999 – 2000Instructor
      University of Toronto: Introduction to Development
    • 1996 – 2001Teaching Assistant
      University of Toronto: Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Psychology Lab, Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Language, Language Acquisition, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Exceptionality: Disability and Giftedness
    • 1996 – 2001Research Assistant
      Dr. Sandra E. Trehub, University of Toronto
    • 1993 – 1996Research Assistant
      Dr. David Uttal, Northwestern University (Psychology)
    • June – Sept 1995Summer Research Assistant
      Dr. Sandra E. Trehub, University of Toronto
    • June – Sept 1993Summer Research Assistant
      Dr. Elliott Ross, University of North Dakota Medical Education Center (Neuropsychiatry)
    Research Grants
    • 2007 – 2012National Institutes of Health - National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIH-NIDCD): R01 DC008581-01A1, “Development of Attention to Maternal Speech in Infants with Hearing Loss”; Principal Investigator; $1,958,942 (Total Direct Costs)
    • 2009 – 2014National Institutes of Health - National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIH-NIDCD): T32 DC000012, “Training in Speech, Hearing, and Sensory Communication”; Advisory Committee Member (Principal Investigator, David B. Pisoni); $602,806 (Total Direct Costs)
    • 2009 – 2012National Institutes of Health – National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIH-NIDCD): R03, “Hearing Status and Prosody in Mother-Child Speech”; Consultant (Principal Investigator, Nicholas Smith)
    • 2007 – 2010Signature Center Grant; Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, “Center for Advanced Studies in Hearing, Perception and Language”; Co-Investigator (Principal Investigator, Richard T. Miyamoto); $300,000 (Total Direct Costs)
    • 2009 – 2010Indiana University Faculty Research Support Program, “Toddlers’ speech sound discrimination: A potential diagnostic predictor”; Collaborator (Principal Investigator, Rachael F. Holt); $44,745 (Total Direct Costs)
    • 2007 – 2009The Mary Margaret Walther Program for Cancer Care Research: “Music Perception and Cognition in Breast Cancer Survivors”; Co-Investigator (Principal Investigator, Debra Burns); $30,000 (Total Direct Costs)
    • 2004 – 2007National Institutes of Health - National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIH-NIDCD): R21 DC006682-01, "Multimodal perception by infants with cochlear implants"; Principal Investigator; $375,000 (Total Direct Costs)
    • 2003 – 2008National Institutes of Health - National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIH-NIDCD): R01 DC006235-01, "Speech perception by infants after cochlear implantation"; Research Scientist (Principal Investigator, Derek M. Houston); $1,125,000 (Total Direct Costs)
    • 2006NASA-AMES Research Center: “Algorithms for automatic gaze tracking using active shape/appearance methods and an optical eye model”; Faculty Advisor (Principal Collaborators, Jeff Mulligan, NASA; Mohamed El-Sharkawy, IUPUI); $25,000 (Total Direct Costs)
    Awards and Honors
    • 2010Indiana University Trustee Teaching Award
    • 2006Early Career Award, International Conference on Infant Studies
    • Dec 2004 – PresentPhilip F. Holton Investigator, Indiana University School of Medicine
    • 2004 – 2008NIH Loan Repayment Program Award
    • Sept 2000Student Presentation Award, Canadian Acoustical Association
    • 1997 – 2001International Student Award, University of Torronto
    • 1996Honors in Music Theory, Northwestern University
    • 1996Honors in Psychology, Northwestern University
    • 1996Honorable Mention, William A. Hunt Award for best research paper in psychology by an undergraduate, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University
    • 1995Carl Milton Beecher Award for musical and academic excellence, Northwestern University
    • 1993 – 1996Latin Honor Society, Northwestern University
    Professional Affiliations
    • 2007 – PresentAmerican Auditory Society
    • 2008 – PresentAmerican Music Therapy Association
    • 2003 – 2006American Psychological Association
    • 2002 – PresentAmerican Psychological Society
    • 2004 – PresentAssociation for Research in Otolaryngology
    • 2003 – 2004International Phonetic Association
    • 2003 – 2004International Speech Communication Association
    • 2002 – PresentInternational Society for Infant Studies
    • 2003 – PresentSociety for Education, Music and Psychology Research
    • 2005 – PresentSociety for Language Development
    • 2001 – PresentSociety for Music Perception and Cognition, Secretary (2010 – 2012)
    • 2002 – PresentSociety for Research on Child Development
    Professional Activities
    • Journal Reviews
      • Brain (1)
      • Cochlear Implants International (1)
      • Cognition (1)
      • Current Psychology Letters: Behaviour, Brain & Cognition (1)
      • Ear & Hearing (3)
      • Infant Behavior and Development (1)
      • Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research (9)
      • Language Learning (1)
      • Music Perception (2)
      • Pyschological Science (1)
      • Psychomusicology (1)
      • The Volta Review (1)
    • Book Reviews
      • 2005Oxford Univesity Press
    • Conference Abstract Submission Review
      • 2009Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research on Child Development
    • Grant Reviews
      • 2010Louisiana Board of Regents
      • 2010National Science Foundation
    • Society Board Membership
      • 2010 – 2012Secretary, Society for Music Perception and Cognition
    • Conference Planning
      • 2009Co-Chair, Society for Music Perception and Cognition 2009 Biennial Conference, Indianapolis, IN
    • Community Service
      • 2010Northwestern University Externship Program
    • University Service (since appointment or last advancement)
      • 2009 – 2011Director, DeVault Otologic Research Laboratory, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine
      • 2009 – presentReviewer, Faculty Research Workgroup, Residency Program, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine
      • 2006 – presentMember, Office for Women Advisory Council, IUPUI
      • 2006 – 2007Reviewer, Research Support Fund Grant, IUPUI
      • 2005 – presentAdvisory Committee Member, NIH-NIDCD T32DC00012 "Training in Speech, Hearing and Sensort Communication," Indiana University
      • 2005 – presentResident Selection Committee, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine