Indigo Young, MS, CCC-SLP

Indigo Young, MS, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
(617) 643-6337
Office Location: 
Shouse - 427

Indigo Young teaches and supervises graduate clinicians in the interdisciplinary Impact Practice Center. She specializes in pediatric speech and language disorders. She is an ASHA-certified Speech Language Pathologist. She also holds a Massachusetts state license in addition to holding an initial teaching license in Massachusetts for Speech Language Pathology.

Indigo’s experience includes school-based speech, language, and literacy intervention. She is particularly interested in providing culturally proficient care to diverse children and families.

In addition to developing curriculum and guest lecturing about Anti-Oppressive Intervention in various Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders courses, Indigo teaches in CD761 and CD762: CSD Clinical Practicum (Spoken and Written Communication Disorders) and CD 828: Teaching Language and Literacy to English Language Learners.

Indigo is an alumna of the MGH Institute Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program.


BS, Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
MS, Speech-Language Pathology, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA


Young, I., Halvorson-Bourgeois, B., Maxwell, L., Nicholas, M., & Riotte, M. (2021). Anti-oppressive practice: An integral component of a graduate curriculum. Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders, 5(3). Available at:

Cahn, P., Makosky A., Truong, K., Young, I., Boutin, E., Chan-Smutko, G., Murphy, P., Milone-Nuzzo, P. (Accepted: In Press). Introducing the language of anti-racism during graduate school orientation. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Manuscript DHE-2021-1276R2

Ndiwane, A., Makosky, A., Truong, K., Young, I., Flaherty, K. (Accepted, In Press). Themes from using OSCE to teach cultural humility to nurse practitioner students. Journal of Cultural Diversity. Manuscript 2599

Delis, P., Corless, I., Young, I., Hildebrand, M., Bell, J., & Tarbet, A. (2020). Does patient-provider race/ethnicity concordance impact outcomes for adults with lupus? Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 13(1), 96-105.


Select Presentations

Young, I. Anti-Oppressive Practice in Healthcare Professions Education. 1 hour workshop for the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors, 2021.

Young, I. Anti-Oppressive Practices in Clinical Education. 1 hour webinar for Academic Impressions, 2021

Young, I., Dykes, D. Anti-Oppressive Practice for MDs. 90 minute workshop. SUNY Clinical Leadership Academy, New York, 2021.

Young, I., Dykes, D.Intro to JEDI, 90 minute workshop. SUNY Clinical Leadership Academy, New York, 2021.

Ndiwane, A.,Makosky, A., Young, I., Schoessow, K., Truong, K., Jonas, J., Flaherty, K. Teaching cultural humility to nurse practitioner students with an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). Poster: Association of Standardized Patient Educators, 2020

Curriculum Vitae