Amanda Rodriguez
Amanda Rodriguez, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A | Director

Amanda is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Concussion and Vestibular Evaluation (CAVE) Laboratory at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is also a Resident Faculty member in the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior. Amanda received her Au.D. and Ph.D. in Audiology and Vestibular Function-Assessment from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and completed a post-doc fellowship at Boys Town National Research Hospital. Her research interests include examining the effects of sports concussions on the vestibular system and how vestibular loss affects physical performance and activity. In her free time, Amanda enjoys long-distance running, hiking and spending time with her family and dog, Elle.


Manuel Vicente
Manuel Vicente, Nebraska Au.D. student | Research Assistant

Manuel Vicente is a graduate student in the Clinical Doctorate in Audiology program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and works as a graduate research assistant in the Concussion and Vestibular Evaluation (CAVE) Laboratory. Before joining the lab and Nebraska's program, Manuel was part of the Human Auditory Development Lab at Boys Town National Research Hospital and acquired his Bachelor of Science at Baylor University. In his spare time, Manuel enjoys playing soccer and traveling.

Collaborative Research Team

Jennifer Lee, Nebraska Au.D. student

Amelia Baumgardener, Nebraska Au.D. student

Gretchen Spencer, Nebraska Au.D. student

Ted Walters, Nebraska Au.D. student

Jonathan Chiao, M.D., M.P.H. | UNMC Otolaryngology Resident

Clinical and Research Partnerships

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Center for Brain, Biology & Behavior

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska Athletics

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Boys Town National Research Hospital, Vestibular and Balance Laboratory