People

GallagherPic3    airborne1 Karen Gallagher, M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University (curriculum vitae)
Karen Gallagher is a licensed Speech-Language pathologist and a clinical associate professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science (SHS) in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University.  She is also currently working toward her Ph.D. degree in Speech and Hearing Science and is a Pat Tillman Scholar.  Ms. Gallagher is a Desert Storm veteran where she served in the Army as an airborne nuclear, biological, chemical specialist. She has worked as a speech-language pathologist since 1998 serving clients with a variety of cognitive-communication disorders. Her research interests focus on aspects of memory and attention in military veterans as they enter or return to college. She was recently awarded the ASU Desert Storm Veteran Scholarship and has spoken at ASU veteran events, including “Embodied Historiographies: The Veterans Project” co-sponsored by the Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement and the ASU Herberger Institute.

Tamiko2Tamiko Azuma, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University (Curriculum Vitae)
Tamiko Azuma conducts research in memory and language processing in healthy adults and adults with cognitive impairments.  Dr. Azuma earned a PhD in psychology (with an emphasis in cognitive psychology) and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Center for Neurogenic Communication Disorders at the University of Arizona. Her research projects have focused on cognitive processing in adults with dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and traumatic brain injuries. She has several publications and national presentations on the effect of brain disorders on memory and language processing.  Dr. Azuma’s personal connection with veteran research comes from her father, Colonel R. T. Azuma, a highly decorated Air Force officer and Vietnam veteran, who earned his college degrees while serving in the military.

Health-HeadshotsKelly Ingram, M.S., CCC-SLP

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University
Kelly Ingram is a Clinical Associate Professor, a licensed Speech-Language pathologist, and the current Director of the Speech-Language Clinic in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science in College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University. As Director of the Speech-Language Clinic, Ms. Ingram is responsible for overseeing clinical services, supervising therapy and assessment, and training graduate students enrolled in the Communication Disorders program at ASU.

flagCapt. Steve Borden

Capt. Steve Borden served for 29 years in the U.S. Navy, where he primarily served as a helicopter pilot. He also had the opportunity to be assigned as Naval Attache to the U.S. embassies in Quito, Ecuador and Santiago, Chile. His final assignment was as the founding command officer of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps at ASU.  Capt. Borden is currently the Director of the Pat Tillman Veterans Center at Arizona State University, which provides academic and transition services to military veterans who are enrolled at Arizona State University.

Student Researchers

whitney-mclaughlin  Whitney McLaughlin (Advanced Research Experience Seminar Scholar)

k-tully Katie Tully (Advanced Research Experience Seminar Scholar)

m-tully McKayla Tully (Advanced Research Experience Seminar Scholar)

rachelRachel Ladzinski (Undergraduate Research Assistant)

 Arturo Martinez (Veteran Research Assistant)

 Joshua Hartnek  (Veteran Research Assistant)

 Jackie Oller (Post-baccalaureate Research Assistant)

 Jennifer Apple (Post-baccalaureate Research Assistant)

 Dimple Patel, BSN, RN (Doctoral Research Assistant – Project HoneyBee)