Assistant Professor, Speech Language
Director of Brain, Environment, and Language Lab
Phone: (619) 594-4024
Office: SLHS 238
- Ph.D., Child Language, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 2021
- M.S.T, Special Education, Pace University, New York, NY, 2013
- M.A., International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2011
- B.A., Chinese & Spanish, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, 2008
- International Society for Autism Research
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Academic and Clinical Teaching Areas
- Child Language Development & Disorders
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
Dr. Girolamo conducts research in language development and disorders in culturally and linguistically diverse populations, with a focus on the language in autism. Her research uses behavioral and neuroimaging methods, as well as community-based participatory methods to examine: 1) the role of environmental factors together with language ability in life outcomes, and 2) the neural correlates of language and cognition in autistic individuals. Other work includes a series of projects addressing equity in science and higher education, including meta-science and development of student-led programming. In addition, Dr. Girolamo has worked as a special education teacher and serves on the Council for Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
- Girolamo, T., Ghali, S., & Eigsti, I. M. (in press). A community-based approach to language research with autistic individuals. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.
- Girolamo, T., Castro, N., Hendricks, A., Ghali, S., & Eigsti, I. M. (2022). Implementation of open science practices in communication sciences and disorders research with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research. doi: 10.1044/2022_JSLHR-22-00272
- Eigsti, I. M., Girolamo, T., & Fein, D. (2022). Neurodiversity and early autism. JAMA Pediatrics. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2022.4141
- Girolamo, T., Parker, T., & Eigsti, I. M. (2022). Incorporating DisCrit theory to combat systematic exclusion of BIPOC in clinical neuroscience. Frontiers in Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2022.988092
- Girolamo, T., & Rice, M. L. (2022). Language impairment in autistic young adults. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. doi: 10.1044/2022_JSLHR-21-00517
- For an up to date publications list see Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=BOmarL0AAAAJ&hl=en).