My research focuses on understanding and accounting for heterogeneity in cognitive recovery in individuals with a history of traumatic brain injury. I also study how language and memory systems interact to support human communication.

My interests in language and memory converge in a new line of work investigating susceptibility to misinformation in general and clinical populations. How do individual differences in memory and language ability impact susceptibility to, and retention of, misinformation? What interventions are most effective for correcting misinformation?

Across these research areas, I have a particular interest in improving measurement and research practices, so that research findings are replicable, generalizable, and clinically-applicable.

Educational Background &
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D: Hearing & Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN,
  • M.A.: Speech-Language Pathology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA,
  • B.A.: Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology; French, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE,