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About Owen D. Murnane


Present Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development, James H. Quillen VA Medical Center
Present Professor, East Tennessee State University Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences
President, Mountain Home Non-profit Research and Education Corporation

Curriculum Vitae


2016 - 2020 Effect of Noise Exposure on the Vestibular System
Department of Veteran Affairs - C1986-R
Rehabilitation Research and Development Service
Role: Co-investigator
Colleague(s): Faith W. Akin, Ph.D. and Avril G. Holt, Ph.D.
2016 - 2018 Vestibular Rehabilitation and Otolith Dysfunction
Department of Veteran Affairs - C2058-P
SPiRE, Rehabilitation Research and Development Service
Role: Co-investigator
Colleague(s): PI: Courtney Hall, Ph.D.
2014 - 2017 Otolith Dysfunction and Postural Stability
DoD/VA - F1135-I/CENC 08P
Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC)
2011 - 2017 Auditory and Vestibular Research Enhancement Award Program
Department of Veteran Affairs - C9221-F
Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP),
Role: Core Investigator
Colleague(s): Faith W. Akin
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2010 - Present Assistant Editor, Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
2005 - Present Advisory and Review Board Member, Audiology Online
2018 - 2021 Board of Directors, American Balance Society
2017 - 2019 Editor, American Journal of Audiology
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Honors and Awards

  • 1999-2002 - Merit Review Entry Program Award for Medical Research Service - Department of Veteran Affairs
  • 2011 - James Madison University Distinguished Alumni Award - Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • 2014 - Association of Virginia Audiologists Research Award


  • Electrophysiology I


1995 PhD, Audiology, Syracuse University
1980 M.Ed, Audiology, James Madison University
1978 BS, Communication Sciences and Disorders, James Madison University

Contact Information

P.O. Box 70643
Johnson City, TN 37601

Office: Audiology (126) Mountain Home VAMC and Lamb Hall, Room 258
Phone: 423-439-4272


Publications (25)