Bridget Perry, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and is the program director of the Clinical Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology (SLPD) program. She is also a Speech Language Pathologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Perry directs the Swallowing & Communication Collaborative, a lab at the IHP centered around optimizing the management of swallowing and speech impairments to improve the quality of life for adults living with serious illnesses.

  • BBA, Marketing and Graphic Design, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
  • MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Rush University, Chicago, IL
  • MS, Clinical and Translational Sciences, Tufts University, Boston, MA
  • PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA

Research in the Swallowing & Communication Collaborative focuses on the development of novel swallowing and speech assessment and treatment methodologies that incorporate patient preferences, improve patient-provider communication, and allow patients’ values and preferences to be both known and included the medical decision-making process.

Dr. Perry has published numerous papers - some titles are highlighted below. You can view a complete listing of Dr. Perry's publications on Google Scholar or in her CV. 

Rate of speech decline in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Predicting dysphagia onset in patients with ALS: the ALS dysphagia risk score

Longitudinal recovery of speech motor function following facial transplantation: a prospective observational study. 

Speech and swallowing deficits in x-linked dystonia-parkinsonism. 

Full facial retransplantation in a female patient - technical, immunologic and clinical considerations


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In addition, Dr. Perry regularly presents at conferences and industry events. Please see her CV for a complete list of presentations.


Differentiating Between X-Linked Dystonia-Parkinsonism Phenotypes Using Acoustic Analysis of Non-Speech Task at the American Speech Hearing Association National Conference. 

The Impact of Interprofessional Clinical Doctoral Curricula on Interprofessional Practice: Student-centered Perceptions and Reflections at the American Speech Hearing Association National Conference. 

A Scoping Review of Risk Factors for Pneumonia in Patients with Dysphagia at the American Speech Hearing Association National Conference. 

Practitioners who are online doctoral students: Experiences from an interprofessional curriculum between OTD and SLP-D clinical doctoral programs in the United States at the World Federation of Occupational Therapy. 

Interprofessional collaborations between OT and SLP practitioners in online education: Strategies for professional development and practice at the American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference.