EHDI: Timely Diagnosis Initiative-Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

EHDI: Timely Diagnosis Initiative

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)

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Committee Members

  • Abby Meyer

    MD, MPH

    Dr. Meyer is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist who attended medical school at the University of Minnesota and completed otolaryngology residency at the University of Minnesota. She went on to complete a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital and an MPH in Epidemiology at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Her interests include all aspects of pediatric otolaryngology but especially caring for children who have been identified as deaf or hard of hearing (DHH), as well as chronic ear disease, cleft palate and velopharyngeal insufficiency, and neck masses including thyroid masses. She is also the Pediatric Otolaryngologist on the Midwest Fetal Care Center team. Outside of work she enjoys supporting the local sports teams, running, anything Star Wars, reading fiction, and spending time with her husband and 2 sons.

  • Anne Walaszek


  • Bridget Walde

    MPH (MDH)

  • Darcia Dierking

    AuD (MDH)

  • Elizabeth Pai


  • Jane Taylor

    Hospital & Health Care Consultant 

  • Jessica Novak

    Jessica (Jesi) LS Novak, AuD, CCC-A, PASC is a licensed audiologist with a specialty certification in pediatric audiology. She received her Doctorate of Audiology from Lamar University. Jesi’s interests include electrophysiology, hearing aids and cochlear implants, as well as treatment and follow-up with patients who have had ototoxic exposure. She strives to be family and child centered, focusing her treatment to meet the family’s goals, no matter what they may be. Jesi is a member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

  • Kirsten Coverstone

    AuD (MDH)

  • Michael Severson

    M.D., F.A.A.P.

  • Susan Thompson Boehm


    RN, MS

  • Taylor Loth


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