Erin Meier, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Erin Meier is a post-doctoral fellow and certified speech-language pathologist. She received a B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Augustana College, a M.S. in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from Boston University. Prior to starting her doctoral work, she worked as a clinical speech-language pathologist at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.


The primary focus of her research is to advance understanding of the nature of beneficial neural reorganization of language in stroke-induced aphasia and to improve prognostication of therapy response and recovery outcomes in individuals with aphasia. Her dissertation work addressed the relationship between effective connectivity, structural integrity and lexical-semantic and naming abilities in individuals with chronic aphasia. In the S.C.O.R.E. lab, she works primarily on the longitudinal imaging of recovery from aphasia after stroke project.


Meier, E. L., Sheppard, S. M., Goldberg, E. B., Head, C. R., Ubellacker, D. M., Walker, A., & Hillis, A. E. (2020). Naming errors and dysfunctional tissue metrics predict language recovery after acute left hemisphere stroke. Neuropsychologia, 107651.
Gilmore, N., Meier, E. L., Johnson, J. P., & Kiran, S. (2020). Typicality-based semantic treatment for anomia results in multiple levels of generalisation. Neuropsychological rehabilitation, 30(5), 802-828.
Angelopoulou, G., Meier, E. L., Kasselimis, D., Pan, Y., Tsolakopoulos, D., Velonakis, G., ... & Kiran, S. (2020). Investigating Gray and White Matter Structural Substrates of Sex Differences in the Narrative Abilities of Healthy Adults. Frontiers in neuroscience, 13, 1424.
Keser, Z., Meier, E. L., Stockbridge, M. D., & Hillis, A. E. (2020). The role of microstructural integrity of major language pathways in narrative speech in the first year after stroke. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 29(9), 105078.
Johnson, J. P., Meier, E. L., Pan, Y., & Kiran, S. (2019). Treatment-related changes in neural activation vary according to treatment response and extent of spared tissue in patients with chronic aphasia. Cortex, 121, 147-168.
Meier, E. L., Johnson, J. P., Pan, Y., & Kiran, S. (2019). The utility of lesion classification in predicting language and treatment outcomes in chronic stroke-induced aphasia. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 13(6), 1510-1525.
Meier, E. L., Johnson, J. P., & Kiran, S. (2018). Left frontotemporal effective connectivity during semantic feature judgments in patients with chronic aphasia and age-matched healthy controls. Cortex, 108, 173-192.
Meier, E. L., Johnson, J. P., Villard, S., & Kiran, S. (2017). Does naming therapy make ordering in a restaurant easier? Dynamics of co-occurring change in cognitive-linguistic and functional communication skills in aphasia. American journal of speech-language pathology, 26(2), 266-280.
Meier, E. L., Kapse, K. J., & Kiran, S. (2016). The relationship between frontotemporal effective connectivity during picture naming, behavior, and preserved cortical tissue in chronic aphasia. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 10, 109.
Meier, E. L., Lo, M., & Kiran, S. (2016). Understanding semantic and phonological processing deficits in adults with aphasia: Effects of category and typicality. Aphasiology, 30(6), 719-749.
Kiran, S., Meier, E. L., Kapse, K. J., & Glynn, P. A. (2015). Changes in task-based effective connectivity in language networks following rehabilitation in post-stroke patients with aphasia. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 9, 316.