Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Erin Meier is a post-doctoral research fellow and speech-language pathologist. She received a B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Augustana College, a M.S. in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from Boston University. Prior to starting her doctoral work, she worked as a clinical speech-language pathologist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
The primary focus of her research is to advance understanding of the nature of beneficial neural reorganization of language in stroke-induced aphasia and to improve prognostication of therapy response and recovery outcomes in individuals with aphasia. Her dissertation work addressed the relationship between effective connectivity, structural integrity and lexical-semantic and naming abilities in individuals with chronic aphasia. In the S.C.O.R.E. lab, she works primarily on the longitudinal imaging of recovery from aphasia after stroke project.
Meier, E. L., Johnson, J. P., & Kiran, S. (2018). Frontotemporal effective connectivity during semantic feature judgments in patients with aphasia and age-matched healthy controls. Cortex. DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2018.08.006 303
Gilmore, N., Meier, E. L., Johnson, J. P., & Kiran, S. (2018). Typicality-based semantic treatment for anomia results in multiple levels of generalisation. Neuropsychological rehabilitation, 1-27.
Meier, E. L., Johnson, J. P., Villard, S. & Kiran, S. (2017). Does naming therapy make ordering in a restaurant easier?: Dynamics of co-occurring change in cognitive-linguistic and functional communication skills in aphasia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 26(2), 266-280. DOI: 10.1044/2016_AJSLP-16-0028.
Meier, E. L., Kapse, K. J., & Kiran, S. (2016). The relationship between frontotemporal effective connectivity during picture naming, behavior, and preserved cortical tissue in chronic aphasia. Front. Hum. Neurosci., 10, 109. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00109.
Meier, E. L., Lo, M., & Kiran, S. (2016). Understanding semantic and phonological processing deficits in adults with aphasia: Effects of category and typicality. Aphasiology, 30(6), 719-749. DOI: 10.1080/02687038.2015.1081137.
Kiran, S., Meier, E., Kapse, K., & Glynn, P. (2015). Changes in task-based effective connectivity in language networks following rehabilitation in poststroke patients with aphasia. Front. Hum. Neurosci., 9, 316. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00316.