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Abigail E. Haenssler, PhD, CCC-SLP

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Communication Sciences and Disorders
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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
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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
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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...

Rebecca White

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Program Manager
Occupational Therapy
Communication Sciences and Disorders
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Rebecca White is the Program Manager for the Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy and Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology programs in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She joined the Institute in 2021.

Carla Tierney-Hendricks, MS, CCC-SLP

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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism, Doctoral Student
Online Prerequisites for the Health Professions
Cognitive Neuroscience Group
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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...

Callie Watkins Liu, PhD

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Director of JEDI Curriculum, Pedagogy and Faculty Support
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Office
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(pronouns: she/her/hers) Dr. Callie Watkins Liu is an intersectional and critical race scholar-activist, dedicated to research and collaborations that prioritize social justice and center the socially vulnerable. Her expertise in social movements, social policy, urban planning, global development (...

Eliza Cutler, BSN, RN, NC-BC

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Academic Support Counselor
Nursing

Nara Gavini, PhD, MPhil

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Associate Provost for Research, Professor
Research Office
Office of the Provost
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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, Assistant Professor
Continuing and Professional Development
School of Healthcare Leadership

Rachel Renaux

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