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Jennifer Markfeld

PhD Candidate

BAND Lab  – Principal Investigator: Dr. Tiffany Woynaroski


BS, Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2019, James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)

MS, Speech-Language Pathology, 2021, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)


Hobbies and Interests:

Cycling, baking/cooking, playing clarinet, reading, traveling, finding new coffee shops

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Research Description:

I am interested in the influences on infant/toddler language development, such as caregiver input and language environments, both in typical development and in neurodevelopmental disabilities. Much of my current work focuses on early signs and identification of autism, and how caregiver factors may play a role in the emergence of language in this population.


ASHFoundation Graduate Student Scholarship Award Recipient (2019)

Research Funding:

Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research Pilot Award, VR54644


Markfeld, J. E., Feldman, J. I., Bordman, S. L., Daly, C., Santapuram, P., Humphreys, K. L., Keçeli-

Kaysili, B., & Woynaroski, T. G. (2023). Associations between caregiver stress and language outcomes in infants with autistic and non-autistic siblings: An exploratory study. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research66(1), 1-16.


Feldman, J. I., Garla, V., Dunham, K. A., Markfeld, J. E., Bowman, S., Golden, A. J., Daly, C., Kaiser, S., Mailapur, N. Raj, S., Santapuram, P., Suzman, E., Augustine, A. E., Muhumuza, A., Cascio, C. J., Williams, K. L., Kirby, A. V., Keceli Kaysili, B., & Woynaroski, T. G. (2022). Longitudinal Relations between Early Sensory Responsiveness and Later Communication in Infants with Autistic and Non-Autistic Siblings. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-13.