Mili Kuruvilla-Dugdale

Mili Kuruvilla


Associate Professor

Faculty, Health and Rehabilitation Science

Research at a glance

Research Topics

Undergraduate Classes Taught

  • SLHS 3210 – Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism

Graduate Classes Taught

  • SLHS 8200 – Motor Speech Disorders
  • SLHS 8240 – Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Disorders
  • SLHS 8300 – Neurological Bases of Speech and Language 
  • SLHS 8430 – Augmentative and Alternative Communication 

Research Interests

  • Biologic basis of communication disorders in neurodegenerative diseases
  • Impact of working memory deficits on speech production in neurodegenerative motor speech disorders

Selected publications

Green, J.R., Yunusova, Y., Kuruvilla, M.S., Wang, J., Pattee, G. L., Synhorst, L., Zinman, L., & Berry, J. D. (2013). Bulbar Motor Assessment in ALS: Challenges and future directions. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Dementia.

Kuruvilla, M.S., Green, J.R., Ayaz, H., & Murman, D. (2013). Neural correlates of cognitive decline in ALS: An fNIRS study of the prefrontal cortex. Cognitive Neuroscience, 4 (2), 115-121.

Kuruvilla, M.S., Green, J.R., Yunusova, Y., & Hanford, K. (2012). Spatiotemporal coupling of the tongue in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 55, 1897-1909.

Kuruvilla, M.S., Murdoch, B.E., & Goozée, J.V. (2012). A Kinematic investigation of speaking rate change after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 20 (3), 9–18.

Kuruvilla, M.S., Murdoch, B.E., & Goozée, J.V. (2008). Electropalatographic (EPG) assessment of tongue-to-palate contacts in dysarthric speakers following TBI. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 22(9), 703-725.

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