David A. Zapala, Ph.D.

  1. Audiologist

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Languages

English
  • Neural aspects of audition
  • Computational modeling of auditory function
  • Role of the vestibular system in spatial orientation and balance
  • Development of information technology to support clinical decision making
  1. 1993
    PhD - Auditory neuroscience, Auditory Perception; Collateral areas: Basic neuroscience (University of Tennessee Medical School), Perceptual and NeuropsychologyUniversity of Memphis
  2. 1983
    Clinical FellowshipUpper Cumberland Hearing, Speech, and Language Center
  3. 1982
    MS - AudiologyUtah State University
  4. 1980
    BA - Communications DisordersCalifornia State University, Fullerton

Certifications

  1. 2002
    AudiologyAmerican Board of Audiology

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    Distinguished Service AwardAmerican Academy of Audiology Foundation
  2. 2018
    Honors of the AcademyAmerican Academy of Audiology
  3. 2016
    Distinguished Clinician of the YearMayo Clinic
  4. 2016
    Elected as a distinguished scholar and fellowNational Academy of Practice
  5. 2013
    Silver CertificateAcoustical Society of America
  6. 2013
    Service AwardAmerican Academy of Audiology
  7. 2013
    Arnold D Tuttle Award Aerospace Medical Association
  8. 2013
    Outstanding Alumnus of the YearSchool of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Memphis
  9. 2009
    Jerger Award for Mentored Clinical Research (Mentor),2009American Academy of Audiology
  10. 2007
    Distinguished Service AwardAmerican Board of Audiology
  11. 2001
    Edward Dahlstrom Distinguished Service AwardMid-South Lions Sight and Hearing Service, Memphis, Tennessee
  12. 1997
    Distinguished Service AwardTennessee Academy of Audiology

Professional memberships

  1. 2021 - present
    Active MemberAsk Mayo Expert
  2. 2020 - 2022
    Committee MemberAmerican National Standards (ANSI)
  3. 2020 - 2022
    ChairpersonAmerican National Standards (ANSI)
  4. 2018 - 2024
    Advisory Board MemberIDA Institute
  5. 2018 - 2020
    Committee MemberFlorida Connected Care Subcommittee
  6. 2017 - present
    Active MemberAudiology Specialty Council
  7. 2016 - 2021
    Distinguished scholar and fellowNational Academies of Practice
  8. 2015 - 2017
    Member, Ad-Hoc CommitteeNational Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
  9. 2015 - present
    Active MemberOne Mayo Audiology Project Committee, Mayo Clinic
  10. 2013
    Outside ReviewerGrant Section, Merit Review Board, Veteran's Administration
  11. 2012 - 2016
    Active MemberInformation Management Committee
  12. 2010 - 2013
    Board Member at LargeAmerican Academy of Audiology
  13. 2010 - 2013
    Liaison RepresentativeAmerican Board of Audiology
  14. 2010 - 2013
    MemberBoard of Directors Audit Committee, American Academy of Audiology
  15. 2010 - 2013
    Liaison RepresentativeResearch Committee, American Academy of Audiology
  16. 2010 - present
    ResearcherAerospace Medicine and Vestibular Research Laboratory
  17. 2008 - 2013
    Board MemberAmerican Balance Society
  18. 2008
    Founding MemberAmerican Balance Society
  19. 2008 - present
    MemberAmerican Balance Society
  20. 2007
    Outside ReviewerGrant Section, Merit Review Board, Veteran's Administration
  21. 2007 - 2008
    MemberConvention Planning Committee, American Academy of Audiology
  22. 2007 - 2008
    MemberStandards Committee Panel, American Academy of Audiology
  23. 2007
    MemberAnnual Meeting Subcommittee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  24. 2006 - 2007
    Member, Planning CommitteeAmerican Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention
  25. 2006 - 2007
    MemberOrganizing Committee, American Academy of Audiology
  26. 2005 - 2007
    MemberBoard of Governors, American Board of Audiology
  27. 2005 - 2007
    MemberConvention Planning Subcommittee -- Audiology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention
  28. 2004 - 2005
    MemberAccreditation Commission for Audiology Education
  29. 2004 - 2005
    Meeting Subcommittee, Co-chairMethods for Audiologic Evaluation and Treatment - Balance System Assessment and Rehabilitation, Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education
  30. 2003 - 2004
    MemberSubcommittee on State Licensure, American Academy of Audiology
  31. 2003 - 2004
    MemberConvention Planning Committee, American Academy of Audiology
  32. 2002 - 2022
    MemberFlorida Academy of Audiology
  33. 2002 - 2019
    MemberInternational Audiology Society
  34. 2002 - 2018
    MemberNew York Academy of Sciences
  35. 2000 - 2001
    Investigative ConsultantLicensing Board, Communicative Sciences and Disorder, State of Tennessee
  36. 1999 - 2000
    MemberLong Range Planning Committee, American Academy of Audiology
  37. 1998 - 2022
    MemberAmerican Auditory Society
  38. 1997
    Conference DirectorTennessee Academy of Audiology
  39. 1996 - 1998
    Executive Board MemberTennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
  40. 1996 - 1997
    PresidentTennessee Academy of Audiology
  41. 1994 - 1995
    Committee MemberAudiology and Speech/Language Pathology Licensure Committee, Tennessee Academy of Audiology
  42. 1994 - present
    FellowAmerican Academy of Audiology
  43. 1993 - 2001
    Founding MemberTennessee Academy of Audiology
  44. 1993 - 1994
    Board Member at LargeTennessee Academy of Audiology
  45. 1991 - 2019
    MemberAcoustical Society of America
  46. 1986 - 2021
    MemberTennessee Association of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.