Kristin Uhler is an Associate Professor at the Univeristy of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, where she works in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is also the Kelley Family/Schlessman Family Scottish Rite Masons Chair in Childhood Language Disorders and practices audiology at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Uhler's research is focused on auditory and language outcomes for children with hearing loss and developing evidence-based practices in the field of pediatric audiology.
Kristin obtained her Master's degree in audiology from CU Bouler and worked clinically for four years. Her work as a clinical audiologist sparked her curiosity about speech perception development in infants with hearing loss and how it contributes to spoken language outcomes. This curiosity drove her to pursue a doctoral degree, which she completed in 2008 at CU Boulder.
As a clinician-scientist, Kristin believes that her clinical experience is an asset to her research, as it helps her stay informed about the clinical needs and improve patient care. She is passionate about using empirical evidence to support clinical protocols and to provide better support to families of children with hearing differences.