Megan Schliep is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at MGH Institute of Health Professions. She also holds a clinical appointment as a speech-language pathologist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, which is part of the Mass General Brigham Network.
Following nearly 10 years of clinical practice as a speech-language pathologist in the acute care setting, Megan completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at MGH Institute in 2020. This was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in the Cognitive-Motor Behavior Lab with Dr. Prue Plummer, Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at MGH Institute.
Dr. Schliep's research focuses on language and cognitive assessment after stroke and explores the implementation of standardized assessment practices across the care continuum. Specifically, she is interested in (1) examining the interaction of communication and mobility factors on recovery trajectories and treatment responsiveness in individuals with concomitant language and motor impairment following stroke, and (2) evaluating assessment practice and documentation of cognitive-communication skills in real-world clinical settings.
Dr. Schliep is a 2022 Learning Health Systems Rehabilitation Research Network (LeaRRn) Scholar currently working with a collaborative team of Johns Hopkins Medicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) researchers on a Precision Rehabilitation initiative. The primary goal of this project is to identify methods for measuring cognition that provide rich individual level characterization of functioning that are also scalable for population-level research.
Prior to joining the CSD Department, Megan served as Director of the Online Prerequisites for the Health Professions Program at MGH Institute.
- PhD, Rehabilitation Sciences, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
- MPH, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
- MA, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
- BA, English, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN
Dr. Schliep is interested in post-stroke aphasia and recovery, with a specific focus on the measurement and documentation of language and cognitive skills across the care continuum, and examining the role of this information in predicting patient recovery patterns and improving patient outcomes.
Dr. Schliep has published numerous papers - some titles are highlighted below. You can view a complete listing of Dr. Schliep's publications in her CV.
In addition, Dr. Schliep regularly presents at conferences and industry events. Please see her CV for a complete list of presentations.
A Scoping Review of Implementation Science in CSD at the Annual Conference of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Uniting Stakeholders: Partnerships in Implementation Science in CSD at the Annual Conference of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Uniting Patients & Providers: How Supporting Health Literacy can Improve Outcomes at the Annual Conference of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Implementation Science: Frameworks, Strategies, Outcomes, and Application in CSD at the Annual Conference of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Practical Health Literacy: Creating Materials that Increase Health Literacy in Healthcare & Education Settings at the Annual Conference of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.