Kyoko Nagao

Kyoko Nagao, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Office Location:
Center for Pediatric Auditory and Speech Sciences
Nemours Biomedical Research
1701 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803

Research Interests

  • Auditory neurophysiology in children
  • Speech and voice characteristics throughout the life course
  • Cross language study of speech perception of indexical properties (age, sex, language, etc.)
  • Speech and voice stereotypes
  • Second language production and perception of speech
  • Intergenerational and cross-language variation in speech

Honors, Awards, Major Offices Held

  • 2017 Nemours Summer Research Scholar Program (as mentor)
  • 2016 First Place Scientific Poster award, Society for Ear Nose and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC), 2016 annual meeting
  • 2016 NIH COBRE Pilot Grant (4/8/2016-4/7/2017)
  • 2014 SENTAC Travel Grant
  • 2014-Present Nemours Research Education Committee 2014-2015 Nemours Research Associate Satisfaction Committee
  • 2013-Present Vice-Chair, Philadelphia Chapter of the Acoustical Society of America
  • 2013 Nemours Summer Research Scholar Program (as mentor)
  • 2010-Present Women in Acoustics Committee, Acoustical Society of America
  • 2010 Merit Award at the Conference on Women & Children’s Health Research
  1. DeVore, B., Nagao, K., Pereira, O., Deeves, E., Welsh, K., Kish, E., Sklar, R., Nemith, J., Morlet, T. (Accepted). Speech errors among children with auditory processing disorder. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 29.
  2. Padilla, J., Morlet, T., Nagao, K., Crum, R., Greenwood, L. A., Loson, J., & Zavala, S. (2016). Speech perception capabilities in children a few years after initial diagnosis of auditory processing disorders. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 25(1), 060002. doi: doi:
  3. Nagao, K. (2014). ASA Inspired Future Acoustic Scientists and Engineers in DC. Acoustics Today 10(2), p. 63.
  4. Zwissler, K., Nagao, K., Greenwood, L.A., Gaffney, R.G., Cardinale, R. M., Morlet, T. (2014). Ear effect and gender difference of spontaneous otoacoustic emissions in children with Auditory Processing Disorder. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 21(1), 050004. doi: 10.1121/1.4891623
  5. Nagao, K. (2011). Speech Perception of Age. Phonological Studies, 14, 109-118.
  6. Yarrington, D., Gray, J., Pennington, C., Bunnell, H. T., Cornaglia, A., Lilley, J., Nagao, K., & Polikoff, J. B. (2008). ModelTalker Voice Recorder – An Interface System for Recorded a Corpus of Speech for Synthesis. Proceedings of the ACL-08: HLT Demo Session, pp. 28-31.