Ph.D. Students

Srividya Grama Bhagavan

Srividya Grama Bhagavan

Srividya Grama Bhagavan joined the Ph.D. program at the University of Iowa in fall 2021.

Kayla Howerton

Kayla Howerton

Ph.D. Student

Kayla Howerton is a Ph.D. student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. She works with her mentor, Dr. Inyong Choi in the Human Auditory Neuroscience Group lab.

Erik Jorgensen

Erik Jorgensen

Erik Jorgensen is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa, working with Yu-Hsiang Wu as part of the Hearing and Aging Research Laboratory. He previously earned his AuD degree as part of the AuD/PhD combined program.

Jina Kim

Jina Kim

Ph.D. Student

Jina Kim joined the Ph.D. program in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa in Summer 2020. Her mentor is Kristi Hendrickson, where, in the Pyscholinguistics Lab, she investigates what semantic information people use to process visual and auditory words.

Chaewon Park

Chaewon Park

Ph.D. Student

Chaewon Park is a Ph.D. student in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on word retrieval changes in people with neurogenic communication disorders, particularly aphasia and dementia, and in the typical aging population. She is mentored by Jean K. Gordon.

Daniel Tay

Daniel Tay

Ph.D. Student

Daniel’s fascination with music and the science driving its perception led him on the road to discovery of hearing science. He has a background in engineering and acoustics and previously worked as an engineer for Steinway & Sons. Daniel is mentored by Shawn Goodman and has research interests in otoacoustic emissions, test-retest variability in hearing diagnostics and signal processing in audiology.

Soumya Venkitakrishnan

Soumya Venkitakrishnan

Au.D. / Ph.D. Student

Soumya Venkitakrishnan seeks her doctoral degree as part of the Au.D. / Ph.D. joint program in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at the University of Iowa. Her mentor is Yu-Hsiang Wu, who directs the Hearing Aid and Aging Research Laboratory.