Tamala S. Bradham, PhD, CCC-A
Tamala S. Bradham, PhD, CCC-A, is a quality consultant in the Center for Quality, Safety & Risk Prevention at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she is at the forefront of healthcare reform, evidence-based practices, and population health and practice management. She has taught numerous courses on the topics of aural (re)habilitation, cochlear implants, introduction to audiology, speech and hearing sciences, science of auditory processing, and quality improvement. Her research interests include auditory, speech, and language outcomes in children with hearing loss; cochlear implants; discharge practices; and family-centered practices in health care. Formerly, she was on faculty at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, where she was the Associate Director of Services at the National Center for Childhood Deafness and Family Communication. In this role, she developed and managed services for children with hearing loss, which included the pediatric cochlear implant team, audiological (re)habilitation services, speech-language services, and the Mama Lere Hearing School. Dr. Bradham believes in continuous learning and shares lessons learned as a frequent blogger on ASHAsphere and leanhcare. She is a multitalented and multifaceted leader who inspires those around her to deliver best practices based on the current state of knowledge, explore opportunities to improve service delivery, and innovate solutions for the tomorrow.