Charles Pudrith, Ph.D., Au.D.

Title: Assistant Professor/ACUE Distinguished Teaching Scholar
Division: Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Unit: Audiology
Office Location: Wellness/Literacy 1124
Office Phone: 815-753-6246

Courses Taught

  • AUD 677: Adult Audiological Assessment
  • AUD 780: Medical Audiology
  • COMD 300: Introduction to Audiology
  • AUD 727: Auditory and Vestibular Pathology
  • AUD 798: AuD Research
  • AUD 606: Noise and Its Effects on Humans


  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro, communication sciences and disorders
  • Au.D., Western Michigan University
  • B.A., Michigan State University, audiology and speech science
  • B.S., Michigan State University, biochemistry/biotechnology

Certification and Licensure

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology
  • Licensed to practice Audiology in the state of Illinois

Research Interest

  • Genetic variants that predict sensitivity to environmentally-induced sensorineural hearing loss.

Published Research

Pudrith, C. & Dudley, W. (2019) Sensorineural hearing loss and volatile organic compound metabolites in urine. American Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Medicine. 40(3):409-412

Katbamna, B., Klutz, N., Pudrith, C., Lavery, J.P., & Ide, C.F. (2013). Prenatal smoke exposure: effects on infant auditory system and placental gene expression. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 38, 61-71. doi:10.1916/

Dattaray, P., Pudrith, C., Nyc, M.A., Martin, D., Kim, Y.H., Jahng, P.,Jung T. (2011). Effect of Ciprofloxacin/Dexamethasone versus Ciprofloxacin/Hydrocortisone on Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Experimental Otitis Media. Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery. 145(2), 288-94. doi: 10.1177/01945998811403868

Pudrith, C., Kim ,Y.H., Martin, D., Gupta, A., Inman, J., Wareham, R., … Jung, T. (2010). Effect of topical glucocorticoid treatment in chinchilla model of lipopolysaccharide induced otitis media with effusion. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 74(11), 1273-75. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2018.08.003

Pudrith, C.B., Martin, D., Kim, Y.H., Jahng, P., Kim B., Wall G.M. & Jung T.K. (2010). Glucocorticoids reduce nitric oxide concentration in middle ear effusion from lipopolysaccharide induced otitis media. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology,74(4), 384-6. doi. 10.1016/j.ijporl.2010.01.008

Sommer S., Pudrith C.B., Colvin C.J., & Coussens P.M. (2009). Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis suppresses expression of IL-12p40 and iNOS genes induced by signalling through CD40 in bovine monocyte-derived macrophages. Veterinarian Immunology and Immunopathology, 128(1-3), 44-52. doi. 10.1016/j.vetimm.2008.10.294

Upham B.L., Blaha L., Babica P., Park J., Sovadinova I., Pudrith C., … Trosko J. (2008). Inhibition of intercellular signaling, a tumor promotion event, by a cigarette abundant polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon depends on phosphatidylcholine-specific phospholipase C. Cancer Science, 99(4), 696-705 doi. 10.1111/j.1349-7006.2008.00752.x

Skovgaard K., Grell S.N., Heegaard, P.M., Jungerse, G., Pudrith, C.B., & Coussens, P.M. (2006). Differential expression of genes encoding CD30L and P-selectin in cattle with Johne's disease: progress toward a diagnostic gene expression signature. Veterinarian Immunology and Immunopathology, 112(3-4), 210-24

Coussens, P.M., Pudrith, C.B., Skovgaard, K., Ren, X., Suchyta, S.P., Stabel, J.R., Heegaard, P.M. (2005). Johne's disease in cattle is associated with enhanced expression of genes encoding IL-5, GATA-3, tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases 1 and 2, and factors promoting apoptosis in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Veterinarian Immunology and Immunopathology, 105(3-4):221-34

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