Dr. Gabriel (Gabe) Anne Bargen is the Executive Director of the ISU Health Science Center and an Associate Professor of Audiology at Idaho State University. She has been an audiologist for over 17 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Texas Christian University in 2000, a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2002, a Master of Arts in Audiology from the University of Kansas in 2006, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Audiology from the University of Kansas in 2010. As a doctoral student, Dr. Bargen was a trainee in the LEND program at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Currently she teaches coursework in pediatric audiology and advanced aural rehabilitation. She serves on the advisory board for Idaho SoundBeginnings and serves on several national committees for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Dr. Bargen's current research focuses on community collaboration to ensure children and their families have access to resources regardless of geographical location within Idaho and monitoring risk indicators for delayed-onset hearing loss in children.