Dr. Maria Kondaurova joined the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, the University of Louisville and the Heuser Hearing Institute in 2015. She earned her bachelor’s degree in linguistics from the Moscow State Linguistic University and her master’s degree and Ph.D. in linguistics from Purdue University at West Lafayette, IN. After graduation, she completed six years of postdoctoral research at the DeVault Otologic Research Laboratory, the primary behavioral research venue for the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Dr. Kondaurova’s research focuses on acoustic characteristics of caregiver speech to infants and children with hearing loss that may predict the development of language skills in pediatric population and inform the application of intervention strategies by speech-language therapists and parents of children with hearing loss. Her research was profiled in official journals and press releases by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Acoustical Society of America due to interest from the general public and health professionals. Her research program is supported by the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders) and National Center for Advanced Translational Sciences. In her spare time, she enjoys triathlon swimming and practices martial arts.
Affiliation: University of Louisville’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Research area: Speech and language development of infants/children with hearing loss
Lab web page: louisville.edu/psychology/kondaurova/