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Research

Jordan R. Green, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA

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Associate Provost for Research, Matina Souretis Horner Professor in Rehabilitation Sciences; Director of the Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab
Office of Provost
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Research: Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab
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Dr. Green, who has been at the MGH Institute since 2013, is a speech-language pathologist who studies biological aspects of speech production. He teaches graduate courses on speech physiology; and the neural basis of speech, language, and hearing. He is Associate Provost for Research for the MGH...

Nara Gavini, PhD, MPhil

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Interim Associate Provost for Research, Executive Director of Research and Professor
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Dr. Nara Gavini is Executive Director of Research and Professor of Nursing at MGH Institute of Health Professions. He is temporarily serving as Interim Associate Provost for Research during Jordan Green's sabbatical. Dr. Gavini is responsible for managing and advancing the research and scholarship...

Kaycie Pereira

Kaycie Pereira
Research Administration Coordinator
Research: Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab

Hayden Ventresca

Hayden Ventresca
Research Assistant
Research: Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab
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Hayden Ventresca joined the Speech & Feeding Disorder's lab as a research assistant in January 2019. From February – October 2019, she also worked part-time as the IHP’s Research Administration Coordinator before becoming a full-time member of the Speech and Feeding Disorders lab. Hayden earned...

Karen Chenausky, PhD, CCC-SLP

Karen Chenausky
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Research: Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab
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Karen Chenausky is a postdoc in the Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab, under the direction of Dr. Jordan Green. She also has appointments at Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center, Boston University, and Harvard Medical School. Prior to coming to the SFDL, Karen worked as a speech scientist at Speech...

Isabel Fitzpatrick

Isabel Fitzpatrick
Research Study Coordinator
Research: Cognitive Neuroscience Group
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Isabel Fitzpatrick is Research Study Coordinator in the Cognitive Neuroscience Group at MGH Institute of Health Professions. After graduating from the College of the Holy Cross, Fitzpatrick spent a year in the Fulbright Program in Spain teaching English to elementary school students and doing...

Rania Karim, PT, DPT, GCS

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Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy
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Dr. Rania Karim is an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at MGH Institute of Health Professions. Rania, who joined the faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy in 2019, previously was an Associate Professor at Marshall University in Huntington, WV, where she helped oversee the program’s...

Maninderjit (Mandy) Kaur, PT, PhD

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Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy
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Mandy Kaur is Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at MGH Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Kaur completed her physical therapy education in India, and soon after moved to the US for higher education. She completed her...

Michael Iwama, PhD, MSc, BScOT, BScHP

Michael Iwama
Dean and Professor
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Occupational Therapy
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Michael Iwama, PhD, MSc, BScOT, is Dean of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. Dean Iwama previously was professor and chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at Augusta University (formerly the Medical College of...

Marziye Eshghi, PhD

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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Research: Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab
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Marziye Eshghi, PhD, is Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab . Eshghi obtained her PhD in Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, in 2018. She also holds a PhD in Linguistics with specific focus on...