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Megan Schliep, PhD, CCC-SLP, MPH

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Assistant Professor
Department: 
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office Location: 
Shouse - 4th flr

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. 

Megan completed her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at MGH Institute in 2020, followed by completion of a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Prue Plummer, Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at MGH Institute. Her research focuses on post-stroke aphasia and explores the implementation of standardized assessment practices across the care continuum, as well as the development of clinical predictors to inform recovery patterns. She is particularly interested in identifying markers of individual ability associated with potential for improvement that can be measured in the early phases of aphasia and can be incorporated into routine practice.

Additionally, she is interested in examining the interaction of communication and mobility factors on recovery trajectories and treatment responsiveness in individuals with concomitant language and motor impairment following stroke. Examining clinical factors in recovery, along with facilitators and barriers to assessment and treatment practices, has the potential to directly impact patient care and outcomes, addressing a critical gap in clinical practice in aphasia recovery.

Prior to joining the CSD Department, Megan served as Director of the Online Prerequisites for the Health Professions Program at MGH Institute.


Research Interests

Megan is interested in language recovery and neuroplasticity in aphasia, with a specific focus on of the measurement of language and cognitive skills across the care continuum and the role of this information in predicting patient recovery patterns and improving patient outcomes.


Education

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

Publications

Douglas, N., Oshita, J., Schliep, M.E., Feuerstein, J. (2022). Knowledge brokering in communication sciences and disorders. Manuscript accepted with minor revision

Douglas, N., Feuerstein, J., Oshita, J., Schliep, M.E., Danowski, M. (2021). A scoping review of implementation science in CSD. Manuscript accepted.

Tierney-Hendricks, C., Schliep, M.E., Vallila-Rohter, S. (2021). Implementing a standardized approach to aphasia assessment and intervention in inpatient rehabilitation. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1044/2021_AJSLP-21-00101

Schliep, M.E., Tilton-Bolowsky, V., Vallila-Rohter, S. (2020). Cue Responsiveness as a Measure of Emerging Language Ability in Aphasia. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation.

Schliep, M.E., Kasparian, L., Kaminski, O., Hendricks, C., Ayuk, E., Brady Wagner, L., Koymen, S., Vallila-Rohter, S. (2020). Implementing a standardized language evaluation in the acute phases of aphasia: Linking evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence. Frontiers in Neurology, 11: 412. https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2020.00412

Schliep, M.E., Dinh, D., Vallila-Rohter, S. (2020). Implicit and rule-based sequence learning in individuals with aphasia. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Vallila-Rohter, S., Kasparian, L., Kaminski, O., Schliep, M., Koymen, S. (2018). Implementing a standardized assessment battery for aphasia in acute care. Seminars in Speech and Language, 39 (1), 37-52. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0037-1608857

Schliep, M.E., Alonzo, C. N., Morris, M. A. (2017). Beyond RCTs: Innovations in research designs and methods to advance Implementation Science. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 1 (1) 1-17.

Morris, M.A., Schliep, M.E., Liesinger, J., Cameron, K.A. (2017). Collection of patients’ disability status by healthcare organizations: Patient’s perceptions and attitudes. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 39 (4), 219-229.

Presentations

Schliep, M.E., Feuerstein, J., Oshita, J., Douglas, N. (2021, November). A Scoping Review of Implementation Science in CSD. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Washington, D.C.

Schliep, M.E., Alonzo, C., Barton-Hulsey, A., Binger, C., Bridges, M., Caron, J., Davidson, M., Douglas, N., Feuerstein, J., Morris, M., Oshita, J., Quinn, E., Olswang, L. (2021, November). Uniting Stakeholders: Partnerships in Implementation Science in CSD. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Washington, D.C.

Schliep, M.E., Oshita, J., Stransky, M. (2021, November). Uniting Patients & Providers: How Supporting Health Literacy can Improve Outcomes. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Washington, D.C.

Tierney-Hendricks, C., Schliep, M.E., Vallila-Rohter, S. (2021, November). Implementation Science: Frameworks, Strategies, Outcomes, and Application in CSD. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Washington, D.C.

Gilligan, J., Morgan, S., Brady Wagner, L., Schliep, M.E., Leslie, C. (2021, November). Practical Health Literacy: Creating Materials that Increase Health Literacy in Healthcare & Education Settings. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Washington, D.C.

Schliep, M.E., Barton-Hulsey, A., Binger, C., Caron, J., Davidson, M., Feuerstein, J., Morris, M., Alonzo, C., Bridges, M., Douglas, N., Oshita, J., Olswang, L. (2020, November). Proposal 11097: Framing Implementation Science in CSD: Determining & Developing Opportunities. Proposal accepted at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA (Convention canceled).

Schliep, M.E., Tilton-Bolowsky, V., Vallila-Rohter, S. (2020, November). Proposal 11098: Framing Stimulability in Aphasia: Cue Responsiveness as a Measure of Emerging Language Ability. Proposal accepted at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA (Convention canceled).

Schliep, M.E., Tilton-Bolowsky, V., Vallila-Rohter, S. Cue Responsiveness as a Measure of Emerging Language Ability in Aphasia. Poster Presented at the Academy of Aphasia Annual Conference. October 18-20, 2020.

Davidson, M.M., Schliep, M.E., Alonzo, C.N., Douglas, N., Feuerstein, J., Barton-Hulsey, A., Binger, C.A., Morris, M.A., Olswang, L., Oshita, J. Imagining More: An Open Discussion and Brainstorm on Implementation Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders. Poster Presented at: Annual Conference of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. November 21-23, 2019.

Tierney-Hendricks, C., Schliep, M.E., Ayuk, E., Levine, C., Brady Wagner, L., Vallila-Rohter, S. Assessing Change and Predicting Outcomes in Aphasia Rehabilitation. Poster Presented at: Annual Conference of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. November 21-23, 2019.

Schliep, M.E., Kaminski, O., Hendricks, C., Ayuk, E., Kasparian, L., Brady Wagner, L., Koymen, S., North, B., Vallila-Rohter, S. (2018, November). The Impact of Standardizing Language Assessments from the Acute to Subacute Continuum of Care. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

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