Speech Language Pathologists
Tracey Ambrose, Au.D., CCC-A, is a lead audiologist at Children’s National Hospital for the past eight years with a focus on underserved populations in hearing health. She has a background rooted in research starting with her fellowship for her Au.D., at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where they participated in monitoring ototoxic medication and hearing loss treatment. More recently in her career as a department lead, she has focused Children's National providers on best practice protocols and continued clinical research to improve their specialty within the medical field. In 2021 the hospital was awarded a LEND grant with the audiology department as a key component to the team where she is a faculty member. Tracey partook in training residents and fellows at Children's National and has been part of presentations at national conventions including, SENTAC, ASHA, AAO and NBASLA. She participated in research/mission trip to St. John and St. Thomas USVI as the team audiologist at the height of Zika outbreak and follow-up trip. The team was assembled by the CDC from across the country with specialists to research effects of Zika virus in this population but evolved into a return trip to address the disparity in specialty services available on the islands after the hurricane forced many to leave. Tracey is the audiology representative for American Academy of Audiology (AAA) ASLP-IC Legislative Summit to increase access for patients between states by developing inter-state compacts. She is in great standing in the pediatric audiology field and have been a peer reviewer for national journal Acta Oto-Laryngological and for updated AAA Audiological Guidelines for the assessment of hearing in infants and young children.
Justine Lee Belschner, PT, is a physical therapist at Children's National Hospital who practices in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her clinical areas of interest include: vestibular/concussion, cystic fibrosis and other pulmonary diseases/disorders, developmental gross motor delay, cerebral palsy, oncology and traumatic brain injuries. Justine is one of the physical therapists involved in the Children's National Cystic Fibrosis clinics for pediatric and adult care. She is also involved in a research capacity with the bio-engineering team at Sheikh Zayed Research Institute regarding rehabilitation robotics.