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Pitt CSD has a unique combination of internationally-recognized scientific and clinical strengths, active research partnerships with world-class experts in computational modeling, neuroimaging, engineering and data science, and close clinical partnerships with nationally-recognized health care providers. We have a diverse funding portfolio with support from federal sponsors such as NIH, NSF, DoD and non-federal sponsors (e.g., PCORI and foundation grants). Since 2019, we have received 27 federally-funded research awards and one non-federal contract totaling $15,519,435 in new awards.

Our active partnerships and grants enable us to provide hands-on training experiences relevant to each step in the preclinical-to-clinical translation process. We have has significant growth in external funding for predoctoral students and postdoctoral associates (e.g., NIH F31, F32, T32s) since 2019, totaling $469,301.

CSD Research Labs

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Jason Bohland:
Speech Neural Systems Lab


Chris Brown:
Psychoacoustics Laboratory



Bharath Chandrasekaran:
SoundBrain Lab


DePaul School for Hearing and Speech Partnership

Jim Coyle:
Computational Deglutition



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Mike Dickey:
Language and Brain Lab (LABlab)




Dawna Duff:
Child Language and Literacy Lab




Will Evans:
Language Rehabilitation and Cognition Lab


​Finding the Sweet Spot


Mandy Hampton Wray:
Brain Systems for Language Lab




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Leah Helou:
Laboratory for Vocal Systems Anatomy and Physiology Research





Katya Hill:







Catherine Palmer:
HEAR Core (Healthy Engagement thru Auditory Research)


PCORI HearCARE Hearing for Communication and Resident Engagement Project

The World is Listening

Aravind Parthasarathy:
Translational Auditory
Neuroscience Lab





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Sheila Pratt:
Pediatric Audiology and Auditory Rehabilitation Lab


Bernard Rousseau:
Laryngeal Biology Lab


Lea Sayce


Susan Shaiman:
Speech Production Lab


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Sarah Wallace:
Communication and Cognition Lab

Undergraduate Research Experiences:

Brain and Communication Undergraduate Research Experience (BrainCURE)


View all CSD Research Events.

Jack Matthews-Herbert Rubin Lecture:

Dr. Elena Plante: 22nd Annual Jack Matthews-Herbert Rubin Lecture 

Research Round Table:

Spring Events 2022

Research Round Table Presentations:

Shared Lab Initiatives

Read more about our shared lab initiatives that were designed to promote team-based science:

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