NATALIE COVINGTON, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
I am a postdoctoral research fellow in the Duff lab. I am interested in understanding and accounting for the heterogeneity in cognitive recovery that we see in individuals with a history of traumatic brain injury. I am also interested in how cognitive systems that have traditionally been studied in isolation (e.g. language, memory) interact to support complex real-world behaviors like human communication. Across these research areas, I have a particular interest in improving measurement and research practices, so that our research findings are replicable, generalizable, and clinically-applicable.
I did my PhD at Vanderbilt and love living in Nashville, but am originally a Midwesterner (Nebraska/Iowa). I tend to go through "phases" of hobbies; right now, you can find me watercolor painting or playing complicated board games. I am also the slightly-obsessed owner of an adorable cat who plays fetch and knows more tricks than the average dog.