Students and Alumni

Bradley White
Gallaudet University

Bradley White, a second-year student, joined Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto’s Brian and Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging (BL2) in 2014.

He received his bachelor of science, summa cum laude, in communication sciences and disorders with a minor in psychology in 2014 from The Honors College at Texas A&M University-Kingsville in Kingsville, Texas.  Bradley has academic and clinical training in the areas of speech-language pathology, audiology, and pharmacology, holding national certification with the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board and state registration with the Texas State Board of Pharmacy.  

White's primary research interests explore the neural substrates of language using variations in language perception, such as those with augmented hearing sensation via hearing technologies (e.g., hearing aids, cochlear implants, auditory brainstem implants) as a unique lens.  Specifically, Bradley is interested in using these different signals to reveal how top-down linguistic processes are modulated by bottom-up variations, which holds much promise to better understand cognitive load and linguistic processes in hearing loss. These scientific discoveries also have high potential for translational implications for clinicians, policy makers, educators, and engineers.