Dr. Selin is a speech-language pathologist with a Ph.D. in Child Language from the University of Kansas. She is now a Research Scientist I (equivalent to an Assistant Professor) at Boys Town National Research Hospital in the Center for Childhood Deafness, Language, & Learning, where she directs the Language, Adversity, and Stress Lab. In addition, Claire is collaborating with scientists and practitioners from the Boys Town youth residential care to conduct implementation science and program evaluations in the on-campus school and clinics.
During the CMT32, Claire’s mentors were Yo Jackson (Psychology; Developmental Processes track), Jennie Noll (HDFS; Biology & Health track), and Eric Claus (BBH; Biology & Health track). She currently has 7 published papers (4 first authored) with three additional papers under review and many national peer-reviewed presentations. In the past year, she also presented her work on language acquisition and adversity/maltreatment in a research symposium at a competitive and prestigious child language conference—the Boston University Conference on Language Development (<20% acceptance rate). She has an NICHD R03 under review titled Intergenerational Adversity Exposure & Language Acquisition, and she is preparing an NIDCD R21 to submit in June 2024 on the psycholinguistic profiles of youth exposed to adversity.