Kimberly Mueller, PhD, CCC-SLP, was recently appointed to associate professor with tenure in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Mueller serves as the leader of the Cognitive-Communication in Aging and Neurogenic Disorders Laboratory (CCANDL). Her research focuses on understanding the neural mechanisms and behavioral aspects of speech and language changes across the spectrum of normal aging, preclinical Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s disease (AD) dementia, and other forms of dementia. Her work utilizes naturalistic speech-language samples to analyze and understand subtle changes in communication. Mueller is also interested in the design and testing of identification methods of early cognitive change in the presence of AD biomarkers and multimodal therapeutic interventions to address cognitive-communication difficulties in MCI and dementia due to neurodegenerative disease.