My research, teaching and clinical work center on motor speech disorders, the neurobiology of speech and its disorders, treatment development efficacy and general motor control and learning. In particular, I work in the area of Apraxia of Speech, Parkinson’s disease and Traumatic Brain Injury. My research involves using data from behavioral, brain imaging and electrophysiological studies. I also have extensive expertise in the neural control of vocalization. Finally, I have interests in mindfulness and improvisation and the relation to CSD. I teach courses in motor speech disorders, voice and voodoo science to name a few. I love clinical work including supervising students. I welcome students with open arms into my laboratory and hope you will drop by to visit.
Ph.D., Communications, Case Western Reserve University
M.S., University of Redlands
B.A., Boston University
Communicative Disorders, Speech
Human Learning and Memory
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
610: Voodoo Science
697W: Writing in Health and Hum Serv
702/802: Principles of Intervention
724: Senior Capstone
799H: Honors Senior Thesis
823: Voice Disorders
824: Motor Speech Disorders
COMM 610: Voodoo Science
COMM 823: Voice Disorders
COMM 824: Motor Speech Disorders
COMM 905: Motor Speech Disorders
COMM 906: Voice Disorders
INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Comm Sci & Disorders
INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/Comm Sci & Dis
NSB 799H: Honors Senior Thesis
Ramage, A. E., Tate, D. F., New, A. B., Lewis, J. D., & Robin, D. A. (2019). Effort and Fatigue-Related Functional Connectivity in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. FRONTIERS IN NEUROLOGY, 9. doi:10.3389/fneur.2018.01165
Narayana, S., Franklin, C., Peterson, E., Robin, D., Fox, P., & Ramig, L. (2017). Voice therapy normalizes feedforward and feedback networks of the speech motor system. In MOVEMENT DISORDERS Vol. 32. WILEY 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA.
Larson, C. R., & Robin, D. A. (2016). Sensory processing: advances in understanding structure and function of pitchshifted auditory feedback in voice control. AIMS Neuroscience, 3, 22-39.
Ballard, K. J., Azizi, L., Duffy, J. R., McNeil, M. R., Halaki, M., O Dwyer, N., . . . Robin, D. A. (2016). A predictive model for diagnosing stroke-related apraxia of speech. Neuropsychologia, 81, 129-139.
Robin, D. A., Royer, F. L., & Abbas, P. J. (2016). The Perception of Repetitive Auditory Temporal Patterns Donald A. Robin. Auditory Processing of Complex Sounds.
Smallwood, R. F., Laird, A. R., Ramage, A. E., Parkinson, A. L., Lewis, J., Clauw, D. J., . . . Robin, D. A. (2013). Structural Brain Anomalies and Chronic Pain: A Quantitative Meta-Analysis of Gray Matter Volume. JOURNAL OF PAIN, 14(7), 663-675. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2013.03.001
Kochunov, P., Ramage, A. E., Lancaster, J. L., Robin, D. A., Narayana, S., Coyle, T., . . . Fox, P. (2009). Loss of cerebral white matter structural integrity tracks the gray matter metabolic decline in normal aging. NEUROIMAGE, 45(1), 17-28. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2008.11.010
Seddoh, S. A., Robin, D. A., Sim, H. S., Hageman, C., Moon, J. B., & Folkins, J. W. (1996). Speech timing in apraxia of speech versus conduction aphasia.. J Speech Hear Res, 39(3), 590-603. doi:10.1044/jshr.3903.590
Robin, D. A., Tranel, D., & Damasio, H. (1990). Auditory perception of temporal and spectral events in patients with focal left and right cerebral lesions.. Brain Lang, 39(4), 539-555. doi:10.1016/0093-934x(90)90161-9
Klouda, G. V., Robin, D. A., Graff-Radford, N. R., & Cooper, W. E. (1988). The role of callosal connections in speech prosody.. Brain Lang, 35(1), 154-171. doi:10.1016/0093-934x(88)90106-x