MY RECENT CV
KIRAN CV 2017_Sept
Watch my recent talk at the 2015 BU Sargent Health Matters Virtual Conference
2001 Ph.D. Northwestern University (Speech Language Pathology)
1998 M.A Northwestern University (Speech Language Pathology)
1995 B. Sc. All India Institute of Speech & Hearing (Speech Path /Audiology)
- 2014-Present Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
- 2009-present Research Director, Aphasia Resource Center, Boston University
- 2009 -2013 Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Boston University
- 2009- present Massachusetts General Hospital, Assistant in Neuroscience/Neurology
- 2009-2011 Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Texas at Austin
- 2009-present Member, Program in Neuroscience, Boston University
- 2003-2008 Member, Institute for Neuroscience, University of Texas at Austin
- 2008 Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Texas at Austin
- 2002-2008 Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Texas at Austin
- 2001- 2002 Clinical Fellow, Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Austin
- 2001 Clinical Fellow, Advanced Therapy and Rehabilitation, Bloomingdale, IL.
2017 Program Chair, Clinical Aphasiology Conference
2016 Program Chair, Academy of Aphasia Annual Conference
2016 Special Topics Editor, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
2016 Review Editor, Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition
2016 Editorial Board, Bilingualism Language and Cognition
2015 Reviewer, Human Brain Mapping Conference
2014 Editorial Board, Journal of Neurolinguistics
2014 External Reader, PhD thesis, Leena Toumiranta, Abo Akademi University, Finland.
2014 Reviewer, Human Brain Mapping Conference
2013 Grant reviewer, Health Research Board, Ireland
2010- 2014 Public outreach officer, Academy of Aphasia
2016 Faculty Mentor, ASHA Lessons for Success Conference
2015- present Member, Research and Education Committee, Aphasia Access
2011-2015 Standing Member, NIH/NIDCD CDRC review panel
2014-2015 Member, Strategic Planning Committee for ASHA Journals Program.
2011- Present Member, Organizing Committee, NIDCD R13 DC006295: Research Symposium in Clinical Aphasiology
2010-present Associate Editor: Language, Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research
2014 Reviewer, ASHA Grantsmanship and Reviewer Training Program. Organized by American Speech Language and Hearing Association and American Speech Language Foundation.
2011-2014 Editor, AJSLP Clinical Aphasiology Conference Special Issue
2013 Reviewer, American Speech Language and Hearing Foundation: New Investigator and New Century Scholars Grant Program
2009-2011 Committee Member, Research & Scientific Affairs, American Speech Language and Hearing Association
2009-2011 Faculty Mentor, Fourth Annual ‘Lessons for Success: Developing the Emerging Scientist.’ American Speech Language and Hearing Association.
Pending NIH/NIDCD RDC016227A Facilitating functional communication after an integrated communication therapy for individuals with aphasia. MPI: Swathi Kiran ($4,026,961).
Pending NIH/NIDCD 1R01DC015961-01A1 Functional reorganization of the language and domain-general multiple demand systems in aphasia. MPI: Swathi Kiran ($3,594,247).
Pending NIH/NIDCD 1R13DC014644-01, Academy of Aphasia Research and Training Symposium. PI: Swathi Kiran ($192,618)
2016-2021 NIH/NIDCD 1U01DC014922. Predicting rehabilitation outcomes in bilingual aphasia using computational modeling. MPI: Swathi Kiran ($3,269,847)
2015-2017 ASHA Office of Multicultural Affairs. Projects on multicultural activities Development of a Free Online Interactive Naming Therapy for Bilingual Aphasia. PIs: Chaleece Sandberg, Teresa Gray, Swathi Kiran
2013-2018 NIDCD/NIH 1P50DC012283-01 Neurobiology of language recovery in aphasia, natural and treatment induced recovery. PI: Cynthia Thompson, ($7,500,000) Sub Project PIs Swathi Kiran (BU: $791,855)
2009-2015 NIDCD/NIH R21/R33. 1R21DC010461-01 Theoretically based treatment for sentence comprehension deficits in aphasia ($1,615,519), PD/PI: Swathi Kiran
2012-2013 Coulter Foundation Translational Award. Validation of an iPAD therapy for individuals with post-stroke aphasia. ($124,000) PI: Swathi Kiran, Cara Stepp.
2011-2013 NIDCD/NIH 1K18DC011517-01 Mentored Clinical Development Grant. Application of Multimodal Imaging Techniques to Examine Language Recovery in Post Stroke Aphasia ($253,478) PI: Swathi Kiran
2008-2011 ASHA foundation Clinical Research Grant. Effect of a semantic based naming treatment on crosslinguistic generalization in bilingual patients with aphasia. ($50,000). PI: Swathi Kiran
2009-2012 NIH/NIDCD 1R21DC009446. Computational and Behavioral Evidence for Bilingual Aphasia Rehabilitation. ($275,000). PIs: Swathi Kiran, Risto Miikkulainen
2007-2008 ASHA Office of Multicultural Affairs. Projects on multicultural activities The validation of a language use questionnaire across bilingual clinical populations. ($11,720). PIs: Swathi Kiran, Elizabeth Pena, Lisa Bedore.
2003-2006 NIDCD R03 DC 6359-01. Semantic complexity and treatment for lexical access ($216,000) PI: Swathi Kiran
2003-2004 ASHA foundation New Century Research Scholars Grant. ($10,000) Effect of semantic complexity on treatment of lexical access
2002-2003 ASHA foundation New Investigator Award. ($5000) Effect of semantic treatment on crosslinguistic generalization in bilingual aphasia