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Table 1 Overview of the multidisciplinary Hearing Norton Sound study team

From: Hearing Norton Sound: community involvement in the design of a mixed methods community randomized trial in 15 Alaska Native communities

Study Team
Scientific Team Alaska Stakeholder Team
Position Background Position Background and positionality
Principal Investigator - Otolaryngologist
- Practicing surgeon
- Public health researcher with expertise in hearing loss disparities
Principal Investigator and Lead Audiology Stakeholder - Director of Audiology at NSHC
- Practicing audiologist
- Clinical researcher
- Lived in and served region for 9 years
Statistician - Statistician with expertise in randomized trials Lead Hospital Administration Stakeholder - Vice President of Hospital Services for NSHC
- Audiologist and former Director of Audiology at NSHC
- Lived in and served region for 20 years
Mixed Methods
Co-Investigator
- Physician
- Public health researcher with expertise in mixed methods
Lead Parent Stakeholder - Alaska Native, parent, patient, professional, resident of one of the 15 participating communities
mHealth
Co-Investigator
- Public health researcher with expertise on technology integration in randomized trials Communications Outreach Specialist - Alaska Native, parent, patient, journalist, resident of one of the 15 participating communities
Lead Patient Partner - Alaska Native, parent, patient, originally from one of the 15 participating communities
Lead Education Stakeholder - Coordinator of Special Education for Bering Strait School District, provides oversight for Special Education teachers conducting school hearing screenings,
- Longtime resident of one of the 15 participating communities
Lead Surgeon Stakeholder Otolaryngologist practicing within the state of Alaska, with expertise in telemedicine
  1. NSHC Norton Sound Health Corporation