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Brandon Keehn

Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Associate Director, Purdue Autism Research Center

Joint Appointment

Department of Psychological Sciences (.33 FTE)

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Developmental Health and Wellness

Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Research Area(s)

  • Language Science; Language Disorders and Disabilities


Brandon Keehn received his Ph.D. from the San Diego State University / University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Language and Communicative Disorders in 2011. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. In fall 2014 he joined Purdue University with a joint appointment in the Departments of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Psychological Sciences.

Dr. Keehn’s research uses a multimodal (fMRI, EEG, eye-tracking) approach to understanding attentional strengths and weaknesses and their neurofunctional underpinnings in individuals at-risk for or diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The aim of this research is to provide insight into how early impairments in attention impact the development of social and communicative abilities in children with ASD. Ultimately, the goal of this research is to identify behavioral and biological markers to assist in making an earlier diagnosis of ASD and to determine potential targets for early intervention.

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  • PhD, 2011, San Diego State University / University of California, San Diego
  • BS, 2004, University of Washington


Current Courses

  • SLHS/PSY/HDFS 418 - Understanding Autism
  • SLHS 519 - Evidence-Based Practice I
  • SLHS 519 - Language and Communication in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • SLHS 619 - Eye Tracking Methodology and Applications

Professional Affiliations

  • International Society for Autism Research (INSAR)
  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
  • Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)