Members

Susan Nittrouer

Susan Nittrouer Ph.D.

Phone: (352) 273-5303
Mailing Address:
PO Box 100174
1225 Center Drive, HPNP Room 2145
GAINESVILLE FL 326103007

Jillian Boland

Jillian Boland is a 3rd year Au.D. graduate student. She is interested in pediatric audiology and the effects of hearing loss on language development. She is currently working on a research project focusing on the lexical and phonological development of children with hearing loss. 

Jillian Boland

Kylie Fernandez

Kylie Fernandez is a 2nd year undergraduate student majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders with minors in Educational Studies and Deaf and Hearing Sciences. She is currently working on submitting and publishing a literature review that analyzes the effects of socioeconomic status and parental knowledge on parental language input. Kylie is also interested in the way Autism Spectrum Disorder affects language development in children.

Kylie Fernandez

Lauren Petrides

Lauren Petrides is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Disabilities in Society. She is currently working as a research assistant on a project focusing on language processing and phonemic awareness in children. Lauren is particularly interested in language acquisition and hopes to one day work with children as an SLP.

Lauren Petrides

Morgan Rubin

Morgan Rubin is a senior majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has chosen to further her studies by minoring in Disabilities in School and Society as well as Deaf and Hearing Sciences. This is her first semester in the Speech Development Lab and she is researching how to improve the signal that patients with Cochlear Implants receive. In the future, Morgan plans to attend graduate school to become a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Morgan Rubin

Heather Starr

Heather Starr is a 2nd year Au.D. graduate student. She is interested in pediatric audiology and the long-term effects of early hearing loss. She is currently working on a research project investigating the effects of otitis media on auditory processing in children.

Heather Starr

Angela Tran

Angela Tran is a fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in Health Science with a minor in Disabilities in Society. She is currently working as an undergraduate research assistant, working on a research project investigating the effects of otitis media on auditory processing in children. Angela is particularly interested in becoming a pediatric surgeon where she hopes to engage with children of all backgrounds and ability levels.

Angela Tran

Past Lab Members

Joanna H Lowenstein
Department: MD-CTSI-OPERATIONS HRFISCAL

Joanna H Lowenstein PHD

AST DIR, Research Admin
Phone: (352) 273-8816

Kayleigh Burge

Kayleigh Burge is a third-year undergraduate Biology and Linguistics double major with a minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is working as a research assistant on a project analyzing articulation data collected via electromagnetic articulography. Kayleigh is also interested in language development and the neural basis of language.

Kayleigh Burge

Kiana Ferdowsiepour

Kiana Ferdowsiepour is a 3rd-year undergraduate student majoring in psychology and aims to attend medical school in the future. She is currently working as an undergraduate research assistant on an experiment involving motor control for speech production and analyzes movement data collected with Electromagnetic Articulography.

Kiana Ferdowsiepour

Tammy Le

Tammy Le is a 3rd year Au.D. graduate student. She is interested in speech and language development in children with hearing loss. She is currently working on her research project focusing on the lexical and phonological development of children with hearing loss.

Tammy Le

Kendall Massey

Kendall Massey is an undergraduate Communication Sciences and Disorders major with a minor in Disability Science. She is primarily interested in working with the pediatric population as an SLP and is also interested in studying voice perception.

Kendall Massey

Brian Nguyen

Brian Nguyen is a 4th-year undergraduate student studying biomedical engineering at the University of Florida. He is interested and currently working on a device that may improve audio recognition utilizing low-frequency signals.

Brian Nguyen

Priscilla O’Hara

Priscilla O’Hara is an undergraduate student majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is interested in language acquisition and the impact of demographics on speech development. She is currently working in the Speech Development Lab on the development of language processing strategies in children.

Priscilla O'Hara

Kara Payne

Kara Payne is a fourth-year undergraduate student in the communication sciences and disorders program. While in the lab, she works on analyzing speech movement data which looks at the onset of jaw lowering and when the tongue begins rising. This data will provide insight regarding motor coordination. She is interested in infant swallowing and early-intervention speech therapy.

Kara Payne

Lauren Pearson

Lauren Pearson is an undergraduate student majoring in Education Sciences with a specialization in Disabilities in Society and a minor in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Lauren hopes to be a speech language pathologist in the future and is interested in language development involving hard of hearing/ deaf kids and kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Lauren Pearson

Kayla Tellez

Kayla Tellez received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida in 2021. She is currently working towards earning an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology to fulfill her dream of becoming an SLP and working with young children. Her main research interests include children’s language acquisition, children’s learning, and the role of cognitive development in relation to speech perception and production.

Kayla Tellez