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. As Chief Scientific Advisor in the IHP Research Department, he works with the Associate Provost for Research in the areas of recruitment, strategic planning, and a variety of special projects. He also serves as Director of the Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab (SFDL) at the Institute. View the SFDL page.

He has been appointed the inaugural Matina Souretis Horner Professor in Rehabilitation Sciences.

His research focuses on disorders of speech production, oromotor skill development for early speech and feeding, and quantification of speech motor performance. This work has been supported by the National Institute of Health since 1993, private foundations, and corporations. His research has been published in national and international journals including Child DevelopmentJournal of NeurophysiologyJournal of Speech and Hearing Research, and the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

He has served on multiple grant review panels at the National Institutes of Health. In 2012, he was appointed as a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and in 2015, Dr. Green received the Willard R. Zemlin award in Speech Science.

  • BA, Psychology, California State University, Chico
  • MA, Speech-Language Pathology, California State University, Chico
  • PhD, Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle

Research Interests

  • Disorders of speech and swallowing
  • Oromotor skill development for early speech and feeding
  • Quantification of speech and swallowing motor performance

Green, J. R., MacDonald, R. L., Jiang, P. P., Cattiau, J., Heywood, R., Cave, R., ... & Tomanek, K. (2021). Automatic Speech Recognition of Disordered Speech: Personalized models outperforming human listeners on short phrases. Proc. Interspeech 2021, 4778-4782.

Eshghi, M., Perry, B. J., Richburg, B., Ventresca, H. M., Pomahac, B., & Green, J. R. (2021). Neuromotor Speech Recovery Across Different Behavioral Speech Modifications in Individuals Following Facial Transplantation. Frontiers in Neurology, 11, 1812.

Rong, P., Yunusova, Y., Eshghi, M., Rowe, H. P., & Green, J. R. (2020). A speech measure for early stratification of fast and slow progressors of bulbar amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Lip movement jitter. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, 21(1-2), 34-41.

Woo, J., Xing, F., Stone, M., Green, J., Reese, T. G., Brady, T. J., ... & El Fakhri, G. (2019). Speech map: A statistical multimodal atlas of 4D tongue motion during speech from tagged and cine MR images. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization, 7(4), 361-373.

Green, J. R., Allison, K. M., Cordella, C., Richburg, B. D., Pattee, G. L., Berry, J. D., ... & Smith, R. A. (2018). Additional evidence for a therapeutic effect of dextromethorphan/quinidine on bulbar motor function in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A quantitative speech analysis. British journal of clinical pharmacology, 84(12), 2849-2856.

See Google Scholar for complete list of publications.

Contact Information

  • jgreen2@mghihp.edu
  • (617) 945-3624
  • Center for Health & Rehabilitation Research, Building 79/96 – Office 213