Carrie Bruce, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is a Co-PI for Project R2 (Effects of Hearing Loss). She is a senior research scientist in the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Bruce -- a licensed speech-language pathologist specializing in advanced communication technologies -- holds more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, rehabilitation, human-computer interaction (HCI), accessibility, and universal design. At Georgia Tech, she is the director of student research for the MS-HCI program; teaches courses related to accessibility, universal design, and interactive products; and conducts research related to technology and information design. Bruce's expertise is in examining design issues relative to people's abilities and investigating methodologies that measure the impact of physical and social environment factors on activity performance and participation.