Megan Schliep, PhD, CCC-SLP, MPH

PhD '20

Assistant Professor


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 the completion of a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Prue Plummer, a 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 the 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.