Teresa Gray

Assistant Professor
Teresa Gray
Phone: 
415-405-3488
Office Information: 
Building: 
Burk Hall
Room Number: 
103
Biography: 

Dr. Teresa Gray is an Assistant Professor in the Communicative Disorders Program.  Her expertise is in the areas of aphasia, traumatic brain injury, and bilingualism. She supervises on- and off-campus adult neurogenic clinics and teaches the graduate level seminars on adult language disorders. She is the director of the Gray Matter Lab. Her research interests focus on bilingual aphasia and language access, the mechanisms of control in linguistic and non-linguistic contexts in aphasia, and the role of language rehabilitation and its short-term and long-term effects on functional communication.

For more information on Dr. Gray's research, visit her lab website: Gray Matter Lab.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Boston University (2015)
  • M.A., San Jose State University (2008)
  • B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz (2000)

Certification and Licences

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2008-present)
  • California State License in Speech and Language Pathology, Speech Language and Audiology Licensing Board (2008-present)

Publications (selected)

  • Gray, T., & Kiran, S. (2018). The effect of task complexity on linguistic and non-linguistic control mechanisms in bilingual aphasia. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1-19.
  • Kiran, S., & Gray, T. (2018). Chapter 10: Understanding the nature of bilingual aphasia: Diagnosis, assessment, and rehabilitation.  In J. Rothman & L. Serratrice (Eds.), Studies in Bilingualism. John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Gray, T. (2017).  Bilingual Aphasia: An intervention roadmap and the dynamic interplay between lexical access and language control.  Perspectives: Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders.
  • Gray, T., & Kiran, S. (2016). The relationship between language control and cognitive control in bilingual aphasia. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 19(03), 433-452.
  • Kiran, S., Sandberg, C., Gray, T., Ascenso, E., & Kester, E. (2013). Rehabilitation in bilingual aphasia: Evidence for within-and between-language generalization. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology22(2), S298.
  • Gray, T. & Kiran, S. (2013). A theoretical account of lexical and semantic deficits in bilingual aphasia. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research56, 1314-1327.

Presentations (selected)

  • Gray, T., Valilla-Rohter, S., Villard, S. (2017).  Paper presented at the American Speech and Hearing Association annual conference, Los Angeles, CA.  Title: Thinking Beyond Language: Bilingualism, Attention & Learning in Aphasia.
  • Sasunian, D., Etchegoin, P., & Gray, T. (2017).  Paper presented at the American Speech and Hearing Association annual conference, Los Angeles, CA.  Title: Bilingual Aphasia: Exploring the Relationship Between Language Control & Lexical Access.
  • Gray, T., DesRoches, C., & Kiran, S. (2016).  Poster presented at the 46th Annual Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Charlottesville, VA.  Title: Non-linguistic cognitive control in monolingual vs. bilingual aphasia.
  • Gray, T., & Kiran, S. (2015).  Paper Session at the International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech, Crete, Greece.  Title: Mechanisms of language control and cognitive control in bilingual aphasia.
  • Gray, T. & Kiran, S. (2014).  Paper presented at the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association, Orlando, FL.  Title: Application of current theoretical models to bilingual aphasia rehabilitation. 
  • Gray, T., Glynn, P., Luk, G., & Kiran, S. (2013).  Poster presented at the 20th Annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Title: Gray matter volume differences between Spanish-English and Hindi-English bilinguals.