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Daniel Kim

PhD Candidate

Speech Kinematics and Acoustics Lab, Principal Investigator: Dr. Antje Mefferd


  • BS, Psychology, 2014, Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
  • Ed.M, Mind Brain and Education, 2016, Harvard Graduate School of Education (Cambridge, MA)

Hobbies and interests:

Watching movies and Liverpool FC

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Research description:

My research focuses on speech perception and the effects of neurological diseases on speech production. Specifically, I am interested in understanding the articulatory kinematics in dysarthria. My long-term goal is to contribute to motor speech disorders by gaining insights into the underlying mechanisms of dysarthria that can translate into clinical settings.


Kim, D., Diehl, S., de Riesthal, M., Tjaden, K., Wilson, S. M., Claassen, D. O., & Mefferd, A. S. (2022). Dysarthria Subgroups in Talkers with Huntington’s Disease: Comparison of Two Data-Driven Classification Approaches. Brain Sciences12(4), 492.

*McMahon, E., *Kim, D., Mehr, S. A., Nakayama, K., Spelke, E. S., & Vaziri-Pashkam, M. (2021). The ability to predict actions of others from distributed cues is still developing in 6-to 8-year-old children. Journal of Vision21(5), 14-14. [*Denotes equal authorship]

*Talati, P., *El-Abtah, M., *Kim, D., Dietrich, J., Fu, M., Wenke, M., … & Ratai, E. M. (2021). MR spectroscopic imaging predicts early response to anti-angiogenic therapy in recurrent glioblastoma. Neuro-oncology advances3(1), vdab060. [*Denotes equal authorship]

Kim, D., Kuruvilla-Dugdale, M., de Riesthal, M., Jones, R., Bagnato, F., & Mefferd, A. (2021). Articulatory Correlates of Stress Pattern Disturbances in Talkers With Dysarthria. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research64(6S), 2287-2300.

Published Proceedings:

Kim, D., Diehl, S., de Riesthal, M., Claassen, D., & Mefferd, A. (2020). Dysarthria subgroups in talkers with Huntington’s disease: Free classification versus feature-constrained classification. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America148(4), 2582-2583.