Abigail E. Haenssler, PhD, CCC-SLP

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dr. Haenssler joined the Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab at the MGH Institute of Health Professions after completing her PhD at East Carolina University in 2021. Her previous research focused on using MRI to study anatomical variations in individuals with cleft palate and speech and surgical...

Rebecca Marks, PhD

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Research: BEAM Lab
Rebecca Marks, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher in the Brain, Education, and Mind (BEAM) Lab, directed by Dr. Joanna Christodoulou, as well as in the Gabrieli Lab at MIT. Rebecca’s research uses behavioral and neuroimaging (fMRI and fNIRS) methods to examine how children’s spoken language skills...

Tabitha H. Kao, MS, CCC-SLP

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Doctoral Student Research Fellow
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Research: Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab
Tabitha Kao is a speech-language pathologist currently working as a PhD Research Fellow in the Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab (SFDL), under the direction of Drs. Bridget Perry and Jordan Green​​​. Her research in the SFDL is part of her studies as a student in the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences...

Carla Tierney-Hendricks, MS, CCC-SLP

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Doctoral Student; Instructor
Cognitive Neuroscience Group
PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
Carla Tierney-Hendricks, MS, CCC-SLP is a doctoral student in the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences Program at the MGH Institute and is part of the Cognitive Neuroscience Group working with Dr. Sofia Vallila-Rohter. Carla is a practicing speech-language pathologist with clinical expertise in...

Eliza Cutler, BSN, RN, NC-BC

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Academic Support Counselor

Nara Gavini, PhD, MPhil

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Associate Provost for Research, Professor
Research Office
Dr. Gavini is responsible for oversight of the Research Office, all lab operations, planning and budget issues, faculty support, and compliance with federal and MGB guidelines and policies. Dr. Gavini joined the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2019 as Executive Director of Research and...

Betsy Cox, RN, MSN, MBA

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Associate Director of Continuing and Professional Development
Continuing and Professional Development

Rachel Renaux

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Web Content Manager
Information Technology
Rachel has an extensive background in writing and editing various forms of content, from news articles to the web. As IHP web content manager, she is responsible for managing new content development initiatives and planning, scheduling, and executing content strategies. She collaborates with IHP...

Michelle Garcia

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Senior Program Coordinator
Occupational Therapy
Michelle Garcia is a Senior Program Coordinator in the Occupational Therapy Department. She joined the MGH Institute in October 2019. Michelle’s education background is in social welfare & globalization. Prior to joining the IHP, she worked in global health & higher education – coordinating...

Lindsey Lo

Lindsey Lo
Program Coordinator
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Office
Prior to taking a role as program coordinator in the JEDI office, Lindsey was Communications Coordinator in the Office of Strategic Communications, where she oversaw the layout of electronic communications and newsletters, made edits to the Institute (IHP) Daily News , posted IHP TV news...