Carrie Nieman, M.D., M.P.H.

Carrie Lynn Nieman, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Languages: English, Spanish


Balance Disorders, Bone Anchored Hearing Devices, Cochlear Implantation, Ear Surgery, Eustachian Tube Dysfunction, Hearing Disorders, Hearing Loss, Hearing Restoration, Implantable Hearing Devices, Neurotology, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology (ENT), Otology, Patulous Eustachian Tube Dysfunction more

Research Interests

Age-Related Hearing Loss; Hearing Health Disparities; Hearing Healthcare Disparities; Aging; Minority Health; Intervention Research; Patient-Provider Communication; Frailty more

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6420 Rockledge Drive
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Bethesda, MD 20817
Phone: 301-896-3332 | Fax: 301-530-2650
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Dr. Nieman is an assistant professor in the division of otology, neurotology and skull base surgery in the Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Her clinical practice is dedicated to the medical and surgical management of hearing loss and Eustachian tube disorders. Dr. Nieman's research is directed at understanding and addressing hearing health disparities among older adults, particularly among vulnerable populations. Her work focuses on the development and implementation of innovative, community-delivered approached to affordable, accessible hearing care. more


  • Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD MPH; University of Illinois at Chicago (2011)


  • Otolaryngology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2017)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Otolaryngology) (2019)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Nieman's research incorporates principles and collaborators from across disciplines, including gerontology, social design, behavioral intervention research, community-based participatory research, and human factors.  Her research is focused on the development and implementation of an innovative, community-delivered solutions to address hearing healthcare disparities among older adults.

Clinical Trials

Baltimore HEARS - Randomized controlled trial of an affordable, accessible hearing care program delivered by community health workers.

Selected Publications

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Nieman, CL; Marrone, N; Mamo, SK; Betz, J; Choi, JS; Contrera, KJ; Thorpe, R; Gitlin, L; Tanner, E; Han HR; Szanton, S; Lin FR. "The Baltimore HEARS Pilot Study: An Affordabel, Accessible, Community-Delivered Hearing Care Intervention." The Gerontologist. 2017 Nov 10; 57(6); 1173-1186.

Neiman, CL & Lin, FR. "Increasing Access to Hearing Rehabilitation for Older Adults." Current Opinions in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2017 Oct; 25(5): 342-346.

Mamo, SK; Nirmalasari, O; Nieman, CL; McNabney, MK; Simpson, A; Oh, ES and Lin, FR. "Hearing Care Intervention for Persons with Dementia: A Pilot Study." The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2017; 25(1):91-101.

Kim, K;Choi, E; Nieman, CL; Joo, JH; Lin, FR;Gitlin, LN;Han, HR. "Effects of Community-Based Health Worker Interventions to Improve Chronic Disease Management and Care Amoung Vulnerable Populations: A Systematic Review." American Journal of Puublic Health. 2016 Apr; 106(4):e3-e28.

Mamo, SK; Reed, NS; Nieman, CL; Oh, ES; Lin, FR. "Personal Sound Amplifiers for Adults with Hearing Loss." American Journal of Medicine. 2016 Mar; 129(3): 245-50.

Nieman, CL; Marrone, N; Szanton, SL; Thorpe, RJ Jr; Lin FR. Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in Hearing Health Care Among Older Americans." Journal of Aging and Health. 2016 Feb;28(1):68-94.

Activities & Honors


  • Butler-Williams Scholar, National Institute of Aging, 2014
  • James Harrill, MD Resident Research Award, The Triological Society's Southern Section, 2017
  • Duane Sewell, MD Resident Award for Exemplary Professionalism and Humanitarianism, 2017

Professional Activities

  • Advisory Board Member, Johns Hopkins Social Innovations Lab, 2015
  • Co-Founder, Founding Executive Director, Access HEARS Board of Directors, 2014

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Lectures and Presentations

  • Adult-Onset Hearing Loss: A Public Health Perspective
    Invited Speaker, Second Meeting of the Committee on Accessible and Affordable Hearing Health Care, Washington, DC (06/01/2015)
    National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (formally the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
  • Advancing Excellence and Diversity
    Invited panelist, Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (11/01/2015)
    Society of UNiversity Otolaryngologists-Head and Neck Surgeons
  • Social Design as a User-Centered Approach t Innovative Intervention Development: Lessons from HEARS
    Symposium speaker, San Francisco, CA (07/01/2017)
    IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
  • Age-Related Hearing Loss & Innovations in Community-Delivered Care.
    Invited Panelist, Annual Meeting, Chicago, Il (09/01/2017)
    American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation
  • Over-the-Counter Amplification: A Gerontological Perspective
    Invited Panelist, Annual Meeting, Chicago, Il (09/01/2017)
    American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation

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