Poorna Kushalnagar

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Research Details

Research Interests
  • Cognitive Learning, Technology, and QoL for People with Sensory Disabilities
  • Eye tracking, Language, and Emotion
  • Literacy in Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

Personal Information

Title and Degrees
Research Assistant Professor
Member of Multidisciplinary Vision Research Laboratory

Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience focus, University of Houston, 2007
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology focus, University of Houston, 2005
B.A., Psychology, Gallaudet University, 1993


  • National Institute on Child and Human Development (NICHD/NIH) - Participant in the Summer Institute on Applied Research in Child and Adolescent Development (2011)



    Schick, B.; Skalicky, A.M.; Edwards, T.E.; Kushalnagar, P.; Topolski, T.D.; Patrick, D.L., School Placement and Perceived Quality of Life in Youth Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 18, 1, pp. 47-61 (2013)

    Kushalnagar, P.; Topolski, T.D.; Schick, B.; Edwards, T.E.; Skalicky, A.M.; Patrick, D.L., Mode of communication, perceived level of understanding and perceived quality of life in youth who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 16, pp. 512-523 (2011)

    Patrick, D.L.; Edwards, T.E.; Skalicky, A.M.; Leng, M; Topolski, T.D.; Schick, B.; Kushalnagar, P.; Sie, K., Measurement properties of a quality of life instrument for youth who are deaf or hard of hearing (YQOL-DHH), Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, 145, pp. 137-145 (2011)


    Kushalnagar, P.; Williams, B.L.; Kushalnagar, R., Community-based participatory approach: Students as partners in education and accessible technology research, July (2012)

    Kushalnagar, R.; Kushalnagar, P.; Pelz, J.B., Deaf and Hearing Students' Eye Gaze Collaboration, 13th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP, International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, Linz, Oberosterreich, Austria, July (2012)

    Kushalnagar, R.S.; Ludi, S.; Kushalnagar, P., Mobile view platform: An accessible live classroom viewing approach for low vision students, 13th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Association for Computing Machinery, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom, October (2011)


    Kushalnagar, R.S.; Kushalnagar, P.; Manganelli, G., Collaborative Gaze Cues for Deaf Students, Association for Computing Machinery, 2012 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Dual Eye-Tracking in CSCW, Bellevue, Washington, United States, February (2012)


    Rashid, K.; Kushalnagar, P.; Kushalnagar, R.S., How deaf adult signers experience implants: some preliminary conclusions, Cochlear Implants: An Evolving Perspective, Raylene Pauldneviciene and Irene Leigh, Gallaudet University Press, Washington, District of Columbia, United States (2011)


    Kushalnagar, P.; Schick, B.; Skalicky, A.M.; Topolski, T.D.; Edwards, T.E.; Patrick, D.L., Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth Perceived Quality of Life, Mode of Communication and School Placement, Society of Research on Child Development, Preconference on Children with Hearing Loss, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (2011)