Jamie H. Azios

Associate Professor
Office: Speech and Hearing Building, Room 120-F
Phone: 409-880-8174
Email: jamie.azios@lamar.edu


  • Ph.D. in Applied Language & Speech Sciences, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2015
  • M.S. in Communicative Disorders, University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2009
  • B.S. in Communicative Disorders, University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2007


Neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders, qualitative research methodologies

Board Certification/Licensure

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Louisiana state license
  • Texas state license

Professional Affiliations

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists
  • Aphasia Access

Teaching Experience

  • Anatomy & Physiology for speech-language pathology (undergraduate)
  • Swallowing Disorders (graduate)
  • Motor Speech Disorders (graduate)
  • Medical Speech-language Pathology (undergraduate)
  • Neurology (undergraduate)
  • Aphasia & Related Neurogenic Communication Disorders (graduate)
  • Cognitive-Communicative Disorders (graduate)

Research Interests

  • Qualitative research methodologies
  • Social inclusion and communication access
  • Co-construction of conversation in aphasia
  • Therapeutic interactions between providers and clients with communicative disorders
  • Structure of social interaction in long-term care facilities

Awards and Honors

  • College of Fine Arts & Communication, Research Innovation Award (2020)
  • Tavistock Trust for Aphasia Distinguished Scholar (2019)
  • Lamar University Merit Award (2019)

Grant Funding

  • Tavistock Trust for Aphasia. “Keeping your old friends: Client-centered recommendations for maintaining friendships after aphasia” (Direct costs: $10,033.95. Role: Co-PI). (2021-2022)
  • TSHFoundation. “Identifying factors related to the maintenance and dissolution of friendship after aphasia: Perspectives from key stakeholders” (Direct costs: $1,200. Role: PI). (2021-2022)
  • University of North Texas Team Grant Mentoring Program. “Website design and implementation as a co-mentored process to strengthen the national research impact of a multi-institutional scientific collaboration” (Direct costs: $2,531. Role: Mentoring partner). (2020-2021)
  • Lamar University Research Enhancement Grant. “For the love of reading: An investigation of the therapeutic context of aphasia book clubs” (Direct costs: $5,000. Role: PI). (2019-2020)
  • Lamar University Visionary Initiatives Grant. “A center for applications of digital technologies in health and disability (CADT)” (Direct costs: $300,000. Role: Co-PI). (2016-2019)
  • Lamar University Summer Faculty Research Award. “Understanding the impact of neurogenic communication disorders on conversational interactions” (Direct costs: $8,000. Role: PI). (2017-2018)
Selected Publications
  • Azios, J. H., Strong, K., Archer, B., Douglas, N. F., Simmons-Mackie, N., & Worrall, L. (2021). Friendship matters: A research agenda for aphasia. Aphasiology. Advance online publication.
  • Azios, J. H., Archer, B., & Lee, J. B. (2021). Detecting behavioural change in conversation: Procedures and preliminary data. Aphasiology, 35(7), 961-983.
  • Azios, J. H., & Bellon-Harn, M. (2021). “Providing a perspective that’s a little bit different”: Academic and professional experiences of male speech-language pathologists. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 23(1), 3-14.
  • Archer, B., Azios, J. H., Gulick, N., & Tetnowski, J. (2021). Facilitating participation in conversation groups for aphasia. Aphasiology, 35(6), 764-782.
  • Leaman, M. C., & Azios, J. H. (2021). Experiences of social distancing during COVID-19 as a catalyst for changing long-term care. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 30(1), 318-323.
  • Lee, J. B. & Azios, J. H. (2020). Facilitator behaviors leading to engagement and disengagement in aphasia conversation groups. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 29(1S), 383-411.
  • Azios, J. H., & Damico, J. S. (2020). Clinical practice recommendations for improving life participation for people with aphasia in long-term care. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 5(2), 384-396
  • Archer, B., Azios, J. H., Muller, N., Macatangay, L. (2019). Effect sizes in single case aphasia studies: A comparative, autocorrelation-oriented analysis. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62(7), 2473-2482.
  • Azios, J. H., Bellon-Harn, M., Dockens, A. L., & Manchaiah, V. (2019). Quality and readability of English-language internet information for aphasia. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 21(1), 1-9.
  • Archer, B., Azios, J. H., Tetnowski, J., Damico, J., Freer, J., Schmadeke, S., Christou-Franklin, E. (2019). Key wording practices in three aphasia conversation groups: A preliminary study. Aphasiology, 33(10), 1248-1269.
  • Archer, B., Azios, J. H., Moody, S. (2019). Humor in clinical-educational interactions between graduate student clinicians and people with aphasia. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 54(4), 580-595.
  • Long, E., Azios, J. H., & Richings, S. (2019). Exploring nurse aide perspectives on caring for persons with dementia. Annals of Long-term Care, 27(1), 19-24.
  • Azios, J. H., Damico, J. S., & Roussel, N. (2018). Communicative accessibility in aphasia: An investigation of the interactional context of long-term care facilities. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 27(4), 1474-1490.
  • Azios, J. H. & Archer, B. (2018). Singing behaviour in a client with traumatic brain injury: A conversation analysis investigation. Aphasiology, 32(8), 944-966.
  • Bellon-Harn, M. L., Azios, J. H., Dockens, A. L., & Manchaiah, V. (2017). Speech-language pathologists’ preferences for patient-centeredness. Journal of Communication Disorders, 68, 81-88.
Full publication list available at https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=swMDIl4AAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate