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Meet Kristi Atkins
Meet Kristi Atkins

Contact Information

PSU Speech & Hearing Sciences

Office: UCB 430J

Areas of Expertise

Language Development 0-5 years
Hearing Loss
Augmentative and Alternative Communication


Ed.D. Educational Leadership-Special Education, Portland State University
M.A. Speech-Language Pathology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
B.A. Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR


SPHR 584 Assessment and Treatment of Language Disorders: Birth to Five
SPHR 371 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Swallowing Mechanism
SPHR 380 Communication Disorders in Children

Kristi Atkins Curriculum Vitae


Kristi Atkins is an assistant professor and speech-language pathologist at Oregon Health & Science University. She splits her time at OHSU between Dr. Emily Quinn’s Design2Learn Lab within the Institute on Development and Disability and clinical diagnostic work in the Autism, Hearing Loss, and Developmental Evaluation programs in the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center. Her research interests include supporting appropriate interventions for individuals who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and the developmental progress and service utilization of children born low birth weight and/or preterm.