Traci earned her doctoral degree in Audiology in 2013 at the University of Gothenburg. Her dissertation examined hearing and middle ear status in children and young adults with cleft palate. In 1998, she received a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Minnesota, USA, and her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from Purdue University, USA. After receiving her Master’s Degree, Traci worked clinically on cochlear implant programs in the USA and England. She also worked as a research audiologist at two hearing aid manufacturers. Since spring of 2013, she has worked as a post-doc Division of Speech and Language Pathology, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology at the Karolinska Institutet (KI).
Traci is a co-course coordinator for the single course at advanced level “Early speech and communication related to hearing impairment and other adverse conditions” (7,5 credits) at the Division of Speech and Language Pathology during fall semester 2013. She runs research seminars and supervising students at the research level.
Traci’s main research area is speech, language, and communication in children with hearing impairment. She is also interested in outcome measures to ensure development in these areas. Current projects include the examination of speech, language and auditory development in children with conductive hearing loss and validation of outcome measures used to evaluate early speech, language, and auditory development.