Swathi Kiran

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Education:

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)

 

APPOINTMENTS

  • 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.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

International:

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

 

National:

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.

 

GRANTS

Externally funded
Research

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