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 the Analysis of Voice and Hearing Laboratory (AVAH Lab). The research in AVAH lab is focused on studying voice production, speech acoustics and auditory sound processing.

Dr. Naghibolhosseini is applying advanced image processing, data mining and statistical analysis techniques to investigate the vocal function and its underlying mechanisms in norm and disorder. She also employs computational mathematics to perform biomechanical modeling of the voice production and the human auditory system. The 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.

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

Dr. Naghibolhosseini was the recipient of the 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 Young Investigator Award, co-sponsored by Elsevier and The Voice Foundation.

Read more about her research in the AVAH Lab website.


Research and Teaching

Laryngeal Imaging, Voice Science, and Clinical Voice Assessment

Voice Biomechanics, Speech Perception, and Mathematical Modeling

Image Processing, Machine Learning, and Data Mining

  • Dr. Naghibolhosseini received NIH NIDCD K01 Career Development Award for the amount of $700,000 to study the laryngeal mechanisms underlying dysphonia in connected speech.
  • Dr. Naghibolhosseini received the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) Young Investigator Grant by Women in Acoustics and was selected to attend the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Lessons for Success.
  • Dr. Naghibolhosseini was invited to give a talk in the Recent Advances in Experimental, Computational, and Clinical Research in Voice Production in the 176th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Read about this research that was featured in the ASA news Here.
  • Dr. Naghibolhosseini is awarded The 2017 Sataloff Award for Young Investigators! Read the story Here.
Recent Publications
  • Naghibolhosseini, M., Deliyski, D. D., Zacharias, S. R. C., de Alarcon, A., & Orlikoff, R. F. (2018). Temporal Segmentation for Laryngeal High-Speed Videoendoscopy in Connected Speech, Journal of Voice, 32(2), 256.e1-256.e12. (PMID: 28647431)
  • Naghibolhosseini, M. & Long, G. R. (2017). Fractional-Order Modeling and Simulation of Human Ear. International Journal of Computer Mathematics GCOM, dot:10.1080/00207160.2017.1404038
Contact Information

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Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824