Kimberly Dahl, MS, CCC-SLP

Portrait of Kimberly Dahl

Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Boston University

dahl@bu.edu | kimberlydahl.com

Research Interests

Voice perception; Voice and gender; Prosody; Speech motor control

Education

2020 – Present         PhD, Speech, language, & hearing sciences (expected), Boston University

2016 – 2018               MS, Communicative disorders, University of Rhode Island

2007 – 2009              MA, Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin

Clinical Fellowship

2019 – 2020             NW Clinic for Voice and Swallowing, Oregon Health and Science University

Recent Publications

Groll, M.D., Dahl, K.L., Díaz Cádiz, M., Welch, B., Tracy, L.F., & Stepp, C.E. (2022). Resynthesis of transmasculine voices to assess gender perception as a function of testosterone therapy. Journal of Speech-Language, and Hearing Research. Advance online publication. doi.org/10.1044/2022_JSLHR-21-00482

Dahl, K.L., François, F.A., Buckley, D.P., & Stepp, C.E. (2022). Voice and speech changes in transmasculine individuals following circumlaryngeal massage and laryngeal reposturing. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 31, 1368-1382. doi.org/10.1044/2022_AJSLP-21-00245

Dahl, K.L., Bolognone, R.K., Childes, J.M., Pryor, R.L., Graville, D.J., Palmer, A.D. (2022). Characteristics associated with communicative participation after total laryngectomy. Journal of Communication Disorders, 96, 106184. doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomdis.2022.106184

Dahl, K.L., Weerathunge, H.R., Buckley, D.P., Dolling, A.S., Díaz Cádiz, M., Tracy, L.F., & Stepp, C.E. (2021). Reliability and accuracy of expert auditory-perceptual evaluations of voice via telepractice platforms. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 30(6), 2446-2455. doi.org/10.1044/2021_AJSLP-21-00091

Dahl, K.L. & Stepp, C.E. (2021). Changes in relative fundamental frequency under increased cognitive load in individuals with healthy voices. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 64(4), 1189-1196. doi.org/10.1044/2021_JSLHR-20-00134

Brown, K.M., Dahl, K.L., Cler, G.J., & Stepp, C.E. (2021) Listener age and gender diversity: Effects on voice-based perception of gender. Journal of Voice, 35(5), 739-745. doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2020.02.004

Dahl, K.L. & Mahler, L.A. (2020). Acoustic features of transfeminine voices and perceptions of voice femininity. Journal of Voice, 34(6), 961.e19-961.e26. doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2019.05.012

Buckley, D.P., Dahl, K.L., Cler, G.J., & Stepp, C.E. (2020). Transmasculine voice modification: A case study. Journal of Voice, 34(6), 903-910. doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2019.05.003

Cler, G.J., McKenna, V.S., Dahl, K.L., & Stepp, C.E. (2020). Longitudinal case study of transgender voice changes under testosterone hormone therapy. Journal of Voice, 34(5), 748-762. doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2019.03.006

Recent Presentations

Dahl, K.L., Weerathunge, H.R., Buckley, D.P., Dolling, A.S., Díaz Cádiz, M., Tracy, L.F., & Stepp, C.E. (2021). Reliability and accuracy of expert auditory-perceptual evaluations of voice via telepractice platforms. ASHA Convention, Virtual/Washington, DC. 18-20 November 2021.

Dahl, K.L., François, F.A., Buckley, D.P., & Stepp, C.E. (2021). Voice changes in transmasculine individuals following circumlaryngeal massage and laryngeal reposturing. Voice Foundation 50th Annual Symposium, Virtual/Philadelphia, PA. 2-6 June 2021.

Dahl, K. L. & Stepp, C. E. (2020, Dec. 14). Relative fundamental frequency under increased cognitive load in speakers with typical voices. The 12th International Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP). Virtual. 14-18 December 2020.

Dahl, K. L., Cler, G. J., McKenna, V. S., & Stepp, C. E. (2019, June 2). Effects of voice changes under testosterone therapy on listener perception of gender: A transgender case study. In the 13th International Conference on Advances in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice, and Speech Research (AQL), Montreal, QC, Canada.