Glory Noethe MPH

Current Roles/Projects:

  • Research Associate - NIH grant R01 DC009834: Translational refinement of adaptive communication system for locked-in patients. 02/01/2009-01/13/2014
  • Research Associate – U.S. Dept of Ed (NIDRR) grant H133E08011: Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center in Communication Enhancement: RERC-III. 10/1/2008 – 9/30/2013
  • Research Associate – Penn State Collaborative grant: Efficacy of AAC apps and different vocabulary layouts on conversation in degenerative language disorders. 7/01/2012-8/30/2013


Glory Noethe has been in a research role with REKNEW (Reclaiming Expressive KNowledge in Elders With communications impairments) projects since 2003. Glory has a background in public health and is certified in gerontology. She specializes in project coordination and developing practical methods to support elders with degenerative neurological diseases to communicate successfully. Currently, Glory works with Dr. Melanie Fried-Oken on research aiming to develop a brain-computer interface system for people with locked-in syndrome as well as, mobile technology apps, for people with primary progressive aphasia.


  • B.S., Portland State University (PSU), 2002 
  • Master of Public Health (MPH), PSU, 2009 
  • Graduate Certificate- Gerontology, PSU, 2010

Past Experience:

  • Research Associate – U.S. Department of Education (NIDRR) grant H133G080162: Systematic Study of the Effectiveness of AAC Intervention to Improve Conversation in Individuals with Degenerative Language Disorders. 10/1/2008-9/30/2012
  • Senior Research Assistant – NIH grant R21 HD047754-01A1:  AAC Rehabilitation for Conversation in Dementia. 4/01/2005-3/31/2008
  • Senior Research Assistant - U.S. Department of Education (NIDRR) grant H133G040176. AAC Applications in Dementia. 12/01/2004-11/30/2007
  • Research Assistant II – NIH grant R24 HD39629 (partnered with RehabNet~West @ University of  Washington).   AAC Technology Management by Informal Caregivers. 6/1/2002-5/30/2004


  • Fried-Oken, M., Fox, L, Rau, M.T., Tullman, J., Baker, G., Hindal, M., Wile, N., Lou, J.S. (2006).    Purposes of AAC Device Use for Persons with ALS as Reported by Caregivers. Augmentative and Alternative Communication. 22(3): 209-221.
  • Fried-Oken, M., Rowland, C., Baker, G., Dixon, M., Mills, C., Schultz, D., Oken, B. (2009). The Effect of Voice Output on AAC-Supported Conversations of Persons with Alzheimer's Disease. ACM Transactions of Accessible Computing (TACCESS). 1(3).
  • Bieker, G., Noethe, G., Fried-Oken, M. (2011). Brain computer interface: Locked in and Reaching New Heights. Speak Up: The Voice of AAC. 1: 2-5.
  • Fried-Oken, M., Rowland, C., Daniels, D., Dixon, M., Fuller, B., Mills, C., Noethe, G., Small, J., Still, K., Oken, B. (2012). AAC to Support Conversation in Persons with Moderate Alzheimer's Disease. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 28(4), 219-231.