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Taryn Malcolm Taryn Malcolm is currently a doctoral student in the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences program and a member of Dr. Obler’s Neurolinguistics Laboratory. Her work includes the study of language processing in healthy bilinguals as well as bilinguals with aphasia. She has a particular interest in the neural underpinnings of language processing for bilinguals with neurogenic language disorders. Currently, she is looking at the cross-linguistic influence of morphosyntax in bilingual Jamaican Creole-English speakers.

Ms. Malcolm is the recipient of the Advanced Research Collaborative Student Research Praxis Award, the Martin Gitterman Excellence in Teaching Award, the Doctoral Student Research Grant, and the Moe and Hannah Bergman Award for Conference Travel for her pre-dissertation research project investigating cross-linguistic influence of morphosyntax in healthy adult bilingual Jamaican Creole-English speakers. In the future, Ms. Malcolm plans to expand this study to also include bilingual Jamaican Creole-English bilinguals with acquired aphasia. She has also started an MRI research group in the Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences department that includes a number of students interested in using the MRI scanner to investigate language processing in bilingual adults. They are currently putting together a research proposal in anticipation of having access to an MRI scanner in the coming months. In the future, Ms. Malcolm plans to continue researching questions that will further our understanding of how the bilingual brain processes language following acquired neurogenic disorders.

Ms. Malcolm is currently a New York state licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. Her clinical practice focuses on patients in New York from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who have acquired neurogenic disorders. She joined the PhD program at The Graduate Center to investigate the specific challenges bilingual clinical populations face processing language in the environment of their second language, and how clinicians can accommodate these patients in a clinical setting. Ms. Malcolm  is also an adjunct professor in the Graduate Communication Sciences and Disorders program at Hunter College, teaching Neural Processes of Communication, as well as Adult Neurogenic Disorders.




 
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