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Alexandra Key

Research Associate Professor

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  • : (615) 322-3498
  • : Office Room #231 OMC Kennedy Center
    110 Magnolia circle
    Nashville, Tennessee - 37212
  • : Lab Room #10231 MCE South Tower
    1215 21st Avenue South
    Nashville, Tennessee - 37232


  • B.A., M.A., 1997, Moscow State University, Russia
  • Ph.D., 2002, University of Louisville, KY


Alexandra (Sasha) Key, Ph.D. is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She also directs the Psychophysiology Lab at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and is the Associate Director of the Translational Neuroscience Core 

Dr. Key received her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology (Cognitive) from the University of Louisville. Her research used psychophysiological measures (EEG/ERP, eye tracking) to identify markers of sensory and cognitive processes that could be used as predictors or outcome measures in behavioral and pharmacological treatment studies. A large part of Dr. Key’s work focuses on the development of brain-based assessments that do not require overt behavioral responses, optimal for use in individuals with a limited repertoire of reliable behavioral responses (infants, nonverbal individuals, persons with autism, or other developmental disabilities).

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