About Chris Lawson, Au.D.
CHRIS LAWSON, Au.D.
BOARD CERTIFIED IN AUDIOLOGY
Chris Lawson’s credentials include a Doctorate in Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) from the University of Maryland in College Park, and a B.S. in Communication Disorders from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. His graduate clinical training included rotations at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), public schools, and private practice settings. While at the University of Maryland, Dr. Lawson studied the effects of aging on auditory temporal processes and speech perception as a graduate research assistant with Dr. Sandra Gordon-Salant.
Dr. Lawson completed his Au.D. in the U.S. Army as an active duty audiologist stationed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, Maryland. Upon graduation, he assumed command at the home of the 101st Airborne Division in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. As a Captain in the Army, Dr. Lawson was responsible for a clinical and hearing conservation outreach program providing services to over 28,000 Soldiers and their families. Additionally, Dr. Lawson served as a military course director for the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC), providing training for individuals to become certified as hearing technicians to provide hearing screenings and earplug fittings.
Upon completing his tour of service, Dr. Lawson relocated to join his wife, Arielle, in Camas, Washington. Arielle is a Neurosurgical Physician Assistant in downtown Portland. In their spare time, you can find them exploring the local trails with their Australian Shepherds, Penny and Harvey.