Photo: Willow SauermilchWillow Sauermilch

Lamar Postdoctoral Fellow | 



Willow Sauermilch earned a Ph.D. in media and communication and a master’s in mass communications from Texas Tech University. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on media processing and effects at the intersection of children/adolescent and disability media use. Building off her career as a speech-language pathologist in educational and healthcare settings, Sauermilch's work focuses on communication development and health in a technologically-saturated society. Her translational research focuses on drawing connections between research and children’s daily media lives necessary to support the work of parents, educators and healthcare professionals who, by default, serve as media mentors. Her work has been featured in the Journal of Children & Adolescent Media, Journal of Special Education Technology and Evidence-Based Practice Briefs.