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Angela N. Burda, PhD

Angela N. Burda, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Northern Iowa. She has presented regionally, nationally, and internationally on topics related to the aging population. Her research interests include speech perception abilities in aging adults, the understanding of accented speech, and the establishment of communicative benchmarks in the normal aging population. Dr Burda has over 11 years clinical experience working with aging clients and has worked at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) since 2000, receiving tenure and promotion to Associate Professor in 2006. Of the 11 refereed articles that have either been published or are in press (in 10 of which she is the first author) over half have specifically included older adults as research participants. An active participant in UNI’s Iowa Consortium of Applied Gerontology over a number of years, she is currently conducting a pilot study entitled “Communication Changes in Healthy Aging Adults” funded by the University of Northern Iowa’s Adele Whitenack Davis Research in Gerontology Award – being one of the first recipients of this grant.

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