Katarina Haley, PhD

haley.jpgAssociate Professor
Phone: (919)-966-9460
Fax: (919)-966-0100
Email: khaley@med.unc.edu
CARD Website: http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/sphs/card


  • PhD, Vanderbilt Univ 1997
  • MS, Vanderbilt Univ 1992
  • BS, Karolinska Institutet 1986

Personal Statement

I grew up in Sweden, in the small northern town know as Skelleftea. Following my graduation from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, I worked as a certified speech-language pathologist, or "logoped," in my home country until 1990. My first US home was in Nashville, TN, where I completed my doctoral training at Vanderbilt University under the direction of Drs. Ralph Ohde and Terry Wertz. In the fall of 1996, I joined the faculty in the UNC-CH Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences and settled in lovely Chapel Hill. Over the years, I have examined both perceptual and acoustic aspects of speech production in children and adults, and I have been concerned with effects both in the presence and absence of neuropathology. Most of my research has focused on the acquired disorder known as apraxia of speech. A major goal of my research program is to develop tools and guidelines to overcome the challenges and controversies that surround differential diagnosis, assessment strategies, and treatment principles for this disorder and its diagnostic neighbors. Other research projects in my laboratory target treatment effectiveness for aphasia and related disorders and clinical applications for integrating perceptual and acoustic speech analysis tools. My clinical responsibilites include directing and coordinating the aphasia conversation groups through the UNC Center for Aphasia and Related Disorders and engaging in clinical instruction of graduate students in our M.S. and Ph.D. programs.

Courses Taught

  • SPHS 540 Speech Science
  • SPHS 744 Motor Speech Disorders
  • SPHS 996 Research Design B

Research/Clinical Interests

  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia of speech
  • Speech Intelligibility
  • Speech Acoustics and Perception

Recent Publications and Presentations