Maryam Naghibolhosseini, Ph.D., an assistant professor in MSU’s Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, received the Award for Early Career Contributions in Research from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA.) The award is the organization’s highest honor bestowed on early career scholars.
The Award for Early Career Contributions in Research is designed to acknowledge significant scientific accomplishments by individuals beyond the dissertation and within five years of receiving their doctoral degree or other terminal degree. The award is given to an individual or individuals under contract with an institution of higher education or other institution where research in communication sciences and disorders is being conducted.
Nominees are selected for the award based on their achievements including publications, grants and other awards, as well as their specific research contributions and the significance or potential future significance of their contributions to the field. ASHA is the nation's leading professional, credentialing, and scientific organization for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech/language/hearing scientists.
Naghibolhosseini’s research focuses on the relationships between vocal mechanisms, generated speech sounds, and perceived voice quality to improve the procedures for voice assessment and treatment. She applies advanced image processing, machine learning, and statistical analysis techniques to investigate the vocal function and its underlying mechanisms under both normal conditions and disorder. She also employs computational mathematics to perform biomechanical modeling of voice production and the human auditory system.
Naghibolhosseini also serves as the director of the AVAH Lab (Analysis of Voice and Hearing Laboratory.) Her work has been featured on ComArtSci and MSU Today.
By Melissa Priebe