Rachel Pittmann, MS-HPEd, MS-CCC-SLP, is the Director of the Charles A. & Ann Sanders Impact Practice Center (IPC). In this role, she provides leadership in implementing and evaluating innovations taking place within the IPC, and oversees its mission as an exemplary interprofessional learning environment wherein healthcare delivery and scholarship take place. Until 2021 she was the MGH IHP’s Coordinator of the Aphasia Center in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at MGH Institute of Health Professions.

Prior to this position, she was on the faculty at The George Washington University in Washington DC where she split her time teaching undergraduate and graduate classes as well as supervising graduate students in their in-house practicum experience. Before joining the academic world she worked as an outpatient speech-language pathologist focusing on the evaluation and treatment of adults with neurological communication disorders in multiple health care settings across the country.

  • BS, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • MS, Speech-Language Pathology, Boston University
  • MS, Health Professions Education, MGH Institute of Health Professions

Rachel has published numerous papers - some titles are highlighted below. You can view a complete listing of Rachel's in her CV. 

Outcomes of an Interprofessional Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program’s first five years. 

The Application of Lexical Retrieval Training in Tablet-Based Speech-Language Intervention.

Tap your hand if you feel the beat: differential effects of tapping in melodic intonation therapy.


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

Identifying individual learning profiles for errorless and errorful aphasia therapy at the Annual American Speech Language and Hearing Association Conference.

Examining Cognitive-Linguistic and Learning Abilities in PWA Utilizing Language Retrieval and Novel Object Pairing Tasks at 2021 Academy of Aphasia’s 59th Annual Meeting.

From, with and about Wellness-an Interprofessional Approach to Group Health at the American Physical Therapy Association presented at 2021 Combined Sections Meeting.

Leading an interprofessional practice pivot: From onsite to virtual in a hot minute at  Lightning talk presented at NEXUS Summit 2020.

From, With and About Wellness-An Interprofessional Approach to Group Health at the NEXUS Summit 2020.

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