Faculty Profile for Dr. Ranjini Mohan
Biography and EducationDr. Mohan received her Bachelor's degree in Speech & Hearing and her Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Mysore, India. She earned her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience and Gerontology at Purdue University in 2016. Her research interests include identifying age- and disease-related changes in communication across the lifespan. She is specifically interested in understanding the neural bases of cognition and language in typically aging adults and those with neurogenic diseases. She has extensive clinical experience working with adults in acute, sub-acute, and outpatient settings both in the U.S. and in India.
Teaching InterestsAdults Language & Cognitive Disorders
Neurology for Communication Disorders
Research InterestsAging, Dementia, Cognition
Selected Scholarly/Creative Work
- Walsh, B., Usler, E., Bostian, A., Mohan, R., Gerwin, K. L., Brown, B., … Smith, A. (2018). What Are Predictors for Persistence in Childhood Stuttering? Seminars in Speech and Language, 39(4). https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0038-1667159
- Mohan, R., & Weber, C. (2018). Neural activity reveals effects of aging on inhibitory processes during word retrieval. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition. https://doi.org/10.1080/13825585.2018.1519105
- Mohan, R. (2018). Masked repetition priming treatment for anomia: Inconclusive findings due to methodological limitations. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention. https://doi.org/10.1080/17489539.2018.1505663
- Mohan, R., & Weber, C. (2015). Neural systems mediating processing of sound units of language distinguish recovery versus persistence in stuttering. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 7, 28–41.
- Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi Honors Society. August 2018 - December 2018
- Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor, Alpha Chi Honors Society. January 2018 - May 2018
- Award / Honor Recipient: Indiana Lion’s McKinney Research Award, Indiana Lion's Club. 2014
- Award / Honor Recipient: Robert Ringel Research Award, Purdue University. 2014
- Weber, C, Mohan, Ranjini. Neural functions mediating word retrieval in aging, Purdue Research Foundation Grant, Institutional (Higher Ed), $15000. (Funded: July 2014). Grant.
- Mohan, Ranjini (Co-Principal), Stickley, Lois (Co-Principal). “The Name is on the Tip of My Tongue!”: The Effects Physical Fitness on Neural Correlates of Face Naming, TSU Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $15763. Grant.
Selected Service Activities
Reviewer / Referee
Indian Speech and Hearing Association
CDIS Service Learning Task Force
CDIS Hooding Ceremony
CDIS Diversity Event Committee
Asian Indian Caucus of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association