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.|