Kathryn Hardin is an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, where she works both clinically and in research of mild traumatic brain injury. Dr. Hardin has previously been on the full-time clinical faculty of SLHS working in the area of adolescent and adult neurogenics and currently teaches SLHS 5282, Acquired Cognitive Disorders. She started the SLHC Concussion Assessment and Rehab Team, which provides services to athletes and non-athletes alike. This program was selected as the Outstanding Clinical Program in the State of Colorado in 2013, and subsequently nominated for the national ASHFoundation Louis M. DiCarlo Award. In 2015, Dr. Hardin was recognized by ASHA as a Trailblazer for her work in concussion as “forward-thinking, innovative, transformational” to the field of speech-language pathology.
Therapeutically, Dr. Hardin works at the Marcus Institute for Brain Health, a Center of Excellence for the interdisciplinary care of the persistent effects of mild-moderate TBI, located at CU Anschutz. Having trained as a psychometrician at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA, she has particular interest in quality assessment tools for speech-language pathologists and how to improve clinical outcomes. Her research focuses on assessment and treatment of mild traumatic brain injury and the non-linguistic bases of adult communication disorders.
Professor Hardin received her BA from St. Olaf College in Psychology (1996), MA from the University of Colorado-Boulder in Speech-language Pathology (2003), and PhD in Clinical Science from University of Colorado School of Medicine. She holds specialty certification as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer.