Research

Recent Research Publications

Gallagher, K., & Azuma, T. (in press). Analysis of Story Recall in Military Veterans with and without mTBI: Preliminary Results. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Recent Research Presentations and Awards

  • Azuma, T., Gallagher, K., & Tully, K. (2017). Serial Updating Task Performance in Veterans With & Without History of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Presentation given at the Annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. November 2017.

  • Gallagher, K., Azuma, T., & Tully, M. (2017). The Effect of Anxiety & Working Memory on Decision-Making Patterns in Young Military Veterans Presentation given at the Annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. November 2017.

  • Gallagher, K., & Azuma, T. (2017). Self-Report of Cognitive and Anxiety Symptoms in Military Veteran and Non-veteran College Students with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.  Poster at the 2017 Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Summit – Advances in the State of the Science and Best Practices. September 2017.

Tamiko Azuma and Karen Gallagher presented at the International Communication Disorders Conference (ICCDC) at Chapman University, Orange, CA. January 2017.

  • Azuma, T., & Gallagher, K. (2017). Self-Report of Cognitive and Anxiety Symptoms in Military Veterans and Non-Veterans with and without Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Presentation at the International Communication Disorders Conference. Orange, CA. January 2017.

Karen Gallagher was named a 2016 Pat Tillman Scholar, a national honor!

Karen was also featured in an ASU Now article (Click to read her featured story on ASU Now and on KTAR).

Research presentation at the 2016 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention:

  • Gallagher, K. & Azuma, T. (2016). Memory & mTBI: Narrative Recall in Veterans with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Presentation given at the Annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. Philadelphia, PA.  November 2016.

 PROJECT HONEYBEE

Tamiko Azuma and Karen Gallagher were awarded a $25,385 HoneyBee Grant from the ASU Center for Sustainable Health for a project entitled “Assessing the feasibility and effectiveness of using a wearable health tracking device to identify Military Veterans at risk for service-conditions.” In this project, the activity and sleep patterns of veterans will be tracked using a wearable health monitoring device (similar to a Fitbit). We are examining the relationship between activity, sleep, anxiety, stress, and memory symptoms.

Karen Gallagher presented at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference in Charlottesville, VA.

Karen was also selected for a highly competitive fellowship to attend the NIDCD-funded Research Symposium in Clinical Aphasiology.

  • Gallagher, K. & Azuma, T. (2016). Analysis of Story Recall in Military Veterans with and without mTBI: Preliminary Results. Presentation at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference. Charlottesville, VA. May 2016.

Tamiko Azuma gave an invited presentation at the ASU Origins of Pattern Processing Workshop.

  • Azuma, T. (2016). ASU Origins of Pattern Processing Workshop. “Thought Interrupted: Higher Order Cognition and the Damaged Brain.” Tempe, Arizona. March 2016

Research presentations at the 2015 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention:

  • Gallagher, K., Azuma, T., & Ingram, K. (2015). Military Veteran Students With mTBI: Does Symptom Self-Report Predict Their Academic Success? Poster presented at the Annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. Denver, Colorado. November 2015.

  • Gallagher, K., Azuma, T., & Ingram, K. (2015). Military Culture & Clinical Challenges: The Assessment of Military Veterans With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Presentation at the Annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. Denver, Colorado. November 2015.

Karen Gallagher and Steve Borden met with the Honorable Ashton B. Carter, U.S. Secretary of Defense. April 2015.

      

Research presentation at the 2014 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention:

  • Pittenger, K., Azuma, T., & Ingram, K. (2014). Memory Performance in Military Veteran & Non-Veteran College Students: Preliminary Results.  Poster presented at the Annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention. Orlando, Florida. November 2014. **Awarded 2014 ASHA Meritorious Poster Submission**