Our research aims to better understand communication sciences and communication disorders. We work in a number of labs on MSU's campus and typically focus our research on speech and language processes as well as communication rehabilitation, among others. Our goal is to translate the knowledge we learn through research in practical, clinical breakthroughs.
Researchers led by Eric Hunter within the MSU Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders are exploring whether broadcasters experience occupational hazards related to their voice and hearing. The research is part of an effort funded by the National Institutes of Health that examines the occupational demands of high voice use professions.Read more
Eric Hunter currently serves as an Associate Dean for the College of Communication Arts and Sciences; his home department is Communicative Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Hunter came to MSU from the National Center for Voice and Speech, where he served as Deputy Executive Director for six years.
Cao’s research interests include developmental cognitive neuroscience, educational neuroscience, neural basis of language development and disorders, cross-language differences in reading development and disorders, and neural basis of second language learning in children and adults.