Academy Faculty


Hana Kim, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 

Phone: 813.974.2092
Office: PCD4006

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Dr. Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and the director of the Language in Aging and Stroke Rehabilitation (LASER) Lab. Her primary research interest is understanding discourse-level language production and comprehension, and their relationships with cognition and social support in adults with acquired neurogenic communication disorders.  She also investigates how language is processed in the brain using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS).  

Postdoctoral Research Fellow  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2022
PhD East Carolina University 2020
MA Ewha Womans University  2015
BA  Ewha Womans University 2011



SPA 6564 |Seminar in Aging, Cognition, and Communication

Recent Scholarly Activity

·        Kim, H., Berube, S., & Hillis, A. E. (2022). Core lexicon in aphasia: A longitudinal study. Aphasiology. https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2022.2121598

·       Ruch, K., Stockbridge, M., Walker, W., Vitti, E., Shea, J., Sheppard, S., Kim, H., Pacl, A., Faria, A., & Hillis, E. A. (2022). Enhanced Reliability of Identifying Logopenic Primary Progressive Aphasia. Neurology. DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000201040

·       Kim, H., Schoemann, A.M., & Wright, H. H. (2022). Quality of measurement in core lexicon measures. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 1-12.

·       Kim, H., Sung, J.E., & Jeong, J. (2022). Non-transcription analysis of connected speech in mild cognitive impairment using an information unit scoring. Journal of Neurolinguistics. 61, 101035. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroling.2021.101035