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Christopher E Niemczak

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations
Scientist, Department of Medicine, Section of Hyperbaric Medicine
Quantitative Biomedical Sciences Faculty


Syracuse University
Au.D./Ph.D. in Auditory Neuroscience
Dissertation Title: Cortical auditory processing of informational masking effects by target-masker similarity and stimulus uncertainty

University of Vermont
B.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders

Quantitative Biomedical Sciences

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Contact Information

1 Medical Center Dr
Space Medicine Innovations Lab
Lebanon NH 03766

Phone: (603) 646-5329
Email: christopher.e.niemczak@dartmouth.edu

Selected Publications


Machine learning for predicting cognitive deficits using auditory and demographic factors.
Niemczak CE, Montagnese B, Levy J, Fellows AM, Gui J, Leigh SM, Magohe A, Massawe ER, Buckey JC
PLoS One. 2024;19(5):e0302902. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0302902. Epub 2024 May 14.
PMID: 38743715

Central auditory test performance predicts future neurocognitive function in children living with and without HIV.
Joseph J, Niemczak C, Lichtenstein J, Kobrina A, Magohe A, Leigh S, Ealer C, Fellows A, Reike C, Massawe E, Gui J, Buckey JC
Sci Rep. 2024 Feb 1;14(1):2712. doi: 10.1038/s41598-024-52380-1. Epub 2024 Feb 1.
PMID: 38302516

Assessment of Central Auditory Processing in Children Using a Novel Tablet-Based Platform: Application for Low- and Middle-Income Countries.
Lee T, Rieke C, Niemczak C, Kobrina A, Clavier O, Gonzalez J, Fuente A, Alvarez KM, Gonzalez-Quiroz M, Buckey J, Saunders J
Otol Neurotol. 2024 Feb 1;45(2):176-183. doi: 10.1097/MAO.0000000000004085.
PMID: 38206066

Auditory neural processing in children living with HIV uncovers underlying central nervous system dysfunction.
Ealer C, Niemczak CE, Nicol T, Magohe A, Bonacina S, Zhang Z, Rieke C, Leigh S, Kobrina A, Lichtenstein J, Massawe ER, Kraus N, Buckey JC
AIDS. 2024 Mar 1;38(3):289-298. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000003771. Epub 2023 Oct 27.
PMID: 37905994

Preliteracy assessment in children living with HIV in Tanzania: comparison to results from children living without HIV in Tanzania and the United States.
Bonacina S, Niemczak C, Lichtenstein JD, Magohe A, Fellows A, Nicol T, Massawe E, Buckey JC, Kraus N
AIDS. 2023 Jun 1;37(7):1077-1083. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000003529. Epub 2023 Mar 3.
PMID: 36928339

Peripheral Auditory Function in Tanzanian Children Living With HIV With Clinically Normal Hearing.
Niemczak CE, Ealer C, Fellows A, Magohe A, Gui J, Rieke C, Nicol T, Massawe ER, Kraus N, Buckey JC
JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Mar 1;6(3):e233061. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.3061. Epub 2023 Mar 1.
PMID: 36920392

A Central Auditory Test reveals differences between drug treatment regimens in adults living with HIV.
Niemczak CE, Zhan Y, Ren J, Song F, Lu H, Chen G, Fellows AM, Gui J, Soli SD, Buckey JC, Shi Y
Int J Audiol. 2024 Mar;63(3):207-212. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2023.2168217. Epub 2023 Jan 20.
PMID: 36662150

Community health workers and mHealth systems for hearing screening in rural Nicaraguan schoolchildren.
Saunders JE, Bessen S, Magro I, Cowan D, Quiroz MG, Mojica-Alvarez K, Penalba D, Reike C, Niemczak CE, Fellows A, Buckey JC
J Glob Health. 2022 Aug 9;12:04060. doi: 10.7189/jogh.12.04060. Epub 2022 Aug 9.
PMID: 35938885

Nonverbal Neurocognitive Assessment during the Coronavirus Disease of 2019 Pandemic: the Effect of Personal Protective Equipment.
Lichtenstein J, Niemczak C, Bowers C, Magohe A, Fellows A, Ealer C, Massawe E, Moshi N, Buckey J
Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2022 Oct 19;37(7):1628-1632. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acac044.
PMID: 35809337

Gap detection responses modelled using the Hill equation in adults with well-controlled HIV.
Niemczak CE, Cox C, Grigoryan G, Springer G, Fellows AM, Torre P 3rd, Hoffman HJ, Buckey JC, Plankey MW
Int J Audiol. 2023 May;62(5):383-392. doi: 10.1080/14992027.2022.2068083. Epub 2022 May 6.
PMID: 35521916

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