Dr. Angela Medina is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. She earned her PhD in Applied Language and Speech Sciences from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she also completed her coursework for certification as a speech-language pathologist.
Since 2015, she has served as the NSA Miami Chapter Leader. Dr. Medina has published and presented her research nationally and internationally on stuttering in Hispanic, Latino/-x, and Spanish-English bilingual communities. Her research interests include the stuttering experiences of adults, culturally and linguistically diverse populations, mindfulness, and qualitative research methods.
She has published work on the linguistic construction of the Spanish-English bilingual stuttering experience, fluency-inducing strategies used by Spanish-English-speaking bilinguals who stutter, and stigma as experienced by Hispanics who stutter. In this line of research, Dr. Medina infuses her background in linguistics with her expertise in stuttering and qualitative research methods to shed light on the cultural and clinical challenges uniquely faced by people who stutter in these communities.
In addition, Dr. Medina is the co-director of The Mindfulness Research Lab in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at FIU. Dr. Medina is engaged in designing and testing the efficacy of mindfulness meditation programs for people who stutter as well as speech-language pathology students.
Recently, Dr. Medina was appointed as a research committee member of the National Stuttering Association.
Stuttering experiences of adults Culturally and linguistically diverse populations Mindfulness Communication disorders Qualitative research methods