Barbara Brown, MS, CCC-SLP
Barbara Brown is a certified speech-language pathologist with extensive clinical experience in addition to serving as the project coordinator for NIH-funded grants awarded to Purdue faculty in the areas of the physiology of stuttering, motor speech development, and grammatical morphology in children with specific language impairment. Barbara currently co-teaches the Stuttering course and her interests include evidence-based practice and treatment outcomes in patients with communication and swallowing disorders.
Cagla Kantarcigil, MS
Doctoral Student (PhD Candidate)
- Investigating the application of telehealth in dysphagia diagnosis, rehabilitation, and consultation
- Developing evidence-based protocols for dysphagia rehabilitation
Robert Fujiki, MS
Doctoral Student (Major Advisor: Dr. Sivasankar)
- Voice physiology: vocal loading; endurance and laryngeal hydration
- Relationship between swallowing and voice
- Treatment efficacy research
Valerie Steinhauser, BS
- Physiology and neurophysiology of swallowing across the lifespan
- Dysphagia in people with TBI, stroke, and Parkinson's Disease
Natalie Tomerlin, BS
- Swallowing and quality of life outcomes in head and neck cancer patients
- Rehabilitation and maintenance of swallowing in individuals with neurodegenerative disease
- Abby Oliver, BS
- Undergraduate research assistant (2014-2017)
- Abby is now completing her MS in Speech pathology at Purdue.
- Naomi (Mia) Dreyer, MS, CFY-SLP
- Graduate research assistant (2014-2016)
- Mia is now completing her CFY in California.
- Lucia Figueiredo-Mourao, PhD
- Post-Doctoral Researcher (2014-2016)
- Lucia is a Professor at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas in Brazil.
- Pratik Kashyap, BS
- Graduate research assistant (2015-2016)
- Pratik is a PhD student at the school of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue.
- Kausar Abbas, PhD
- Graduate research assistant (2015)
- Kausar is now a faculty member at the University of Management and Technology in his home country, Pakistan.