Maryam Naghibolhosseini

Maryam Naghibolhosseini

Assistant Professor

  • Communicative Sciences & Disorders
(517) 884-2256


Dr. Naghibolhosseini is an Assistant Professor in the department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders and the director of Analysis of Voice and Hearing Laboratory (AVAH Lab). The research in AVAH lab is focused on studying voice production, speech acoustics, and auditory sound transmission.

Dr. Naghibolhosseini is applying advanced image processing, machine learning, and statistical analysis techniques to investigate the vocal function and its underlying mechanisms. She also employs computational mathematics to perform biomechanical modeling of voice production and human auditory system. Her research goal is to determine the relationships between the vocal mechanisms, the generated speech sounds, and the perceived voice quality to improve voice assessment and treatment procedures.

She received her BS and MS in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. She obtained her MPhil and PhD from the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

She was the recipient of the 'Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award' by Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society in 2023, ''NIH NIDCD R21 Early Career Research Award' in 2022, 'ASHA Early Career Contributions in Research Award' in 2020, 'NIH NIDCD K01 Career Development Award' in 2019, Acoustical Society of America (ASA) 'Young Investigator Grant' in 2018 by Women in Acoustics, and the 2017 'Sataloff Award for Young Investigators', co-sponsored by Elsevier and The Voice Foundation.

Read more about Dr. Naghibolhosseini's research in the AVAH Lab website.


Research and Teaching

Laryngeal Imaging, Voice Science, and Voice Disorders

Voice Biomechanics, Hearing Science, and Mathematical Modeling

Image Processing, Machine Learning, and Data Mining

  • Dr. Naghibolhosseini was bestowed the Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award by Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society in 2023!
  • Dr. Naghibolhosseini received NIH NIDCD Early Career Research Award in 2022 ($565K) to develop computational models of voice production. Read the story Here.
  • Dr. Naghibolhosseini was invited to give a faculty research talk at the MSU Board of Trustees Meeting. Watch her talk Here.
  • Dr. Naghibolhosseini received NIH NIDCD K01 Career Development Award ($700K) to study the laryngeal mechanisms underlying dysphonia in connected speech using machine learning.
  • Dr. Naghibolhosseini was awarded the 2020 ASHA Early Career Contributions in Research Award! Read the story Here.
Recent Publications
  • Yousef, A. M., Deliyski, D. D., Zayernouri, M., Zacharias, S. R. C. & Naghibolhosseini, M. (2023). Deeplearning- based analysis of glottal attack and offset times in adductor laryngeal dystonia, Journal of Voice. Nov 15:S0892-1997(23)00319-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2023.10.011, Online ahead of print.(PMID: 37977969).
  • Naghibolhosseini, M., Zacharias, S. R. C., Zenas, S., Levesque, F., & Deliyski, D. D. (2023) Laryngeal imaging study of glottal attack/offset time in adductor spasmodic dysphonia during connected speech, Applied Sciences, 13(5), 2979. (PMID: 37034315).
  • Naghibolhosseini, M. (2023) The effect of stimuli level on distortion product otoacoustic emission in normal hearing adults, Acoustics, 5(1), 72-86. (PMID: 36815944).
  • Yousef, A. M., Deliyski, D. D., Zacharias, S. R. C., de Alarcon, A., Orlikoff, R. F. & Naghibolhosseini, M. (2023). Spatial segmentation for laryngeal high-speed videoendoscopy in connected speech, Journal of Voice, 37(1), 26-36. (PMID: 33257208).
  • Suzuki, J. L., Naghibolhosseini, M. & Zayernouri, M. (2022) A general return-mapping framework for fractional visco-elasto-plasticity, Fractal and Fractional, 6 (12), 715. (PMID: 36844810).
Contact Information

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Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824