Dr. Nadine Martin is a professor of communication sciences and disorders at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She received degrees in speech-language pathology from Hofstra University (BA) and Northeastern University (MEd) and a PhD in cognitive psychology from Temple University (1987). In 2014, she received an honorary doctorate from Åbo Akademi University (Turku, Finland) in recognition of a 20-year research collaboration with Dr. Matti Laine (Psychology and Logopedics). In 2019, she was appointed as a Laura H. Carnell Professor in the College of Public Health, Temple University, acknowledging her contributions as a researcher, educator and leader in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Dr. Martin heads the Aphasia Rehabilitation Research Laboratory where she studies the cognitive relationship between verbal short-term memory (STM) and word processing disorders, which co-occur in aphasia, and their relation to verbal learning. She applies cognitive and computational models of this relationship to the development of diagnostic and treatment approaches that address both word processing and verbal STM abilities in aphasia. Dr. Martin’s research has been supported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and other funding agencies continuously since 1993.
Dr. Martin is the founder and director of the Eleanor M. Saffran Center for Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Established in 2006, this center includes her laboratory and others that conduct research in cognitive and neural aspects of language and memory processing.