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Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab: Lab Team

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Jordan R. Green, PhD
Director

Telephone: (617) 945-3624
Email: jgreen2@mghihp.edu
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Dr. Jordan Green joined the MGH Institute faculty in 2013. His research focuses on disorders of speech production, oromotor skill development for early speech and feeding, and quantification of speech motor performance. Dr. Green earned his PhD from the University of Washington, Seattle. He currently holds the Matina Souretis Horner Professor in Rehabilitation Sciences and is the Associate Provost of Research at the Institute. Read more on Dr. Green.


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Bridget Perry, PhD '18, CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor, Program Director, SLPD

Email: bjperry@mghihp.edu

 

 

 

Bridget Perry is a 2018 graduate of the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at the MGH Institute. Her research focuses on speech production deficits and dysphagia in patients with impaired facial movement.

 


Karen Chenausky

 

Karen Chenausky, PhD, CCC-SLP
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Email: kchenausky@partners.org

 

 

Dr. Karen Chenausky is a postdoctoral research fellow at the MGH Institute. She is interested in how motor speech disorders affect spoken language development in minimally verbal individuals with autism. Read more on Dr. Chenausky.


 

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Abigail E. Haenssler, PhD, CCC-SLP
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Email: AHaenssler@mghihp.edu

 

 

 

Dr. Abigail Haenssler is a postdoctoral research fellow at the MGH Institute.  She completed her PhD at East Carolina University, which focused on speech and surgical outcomes for individuals with cleft palate.  Read more on Dr. Haenssler.


 

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Kathryn Connaghan,  PhD, CCC-SLP
Research Associate

 

Dr. Connaghan’s research focuses on understanding the underlying mechanisms of speech impairment and the social experiences of children and adults with dysarthria. This work is designed to identify specific aspects of speech impairment that affect daily communication interactions, overall participation, and that can be targeted for assessment and treatment. Read more about Dr. Connaghan.

 


 

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Rachel Miazza
Research Associate

 

Rachel Miazza is a research assistant at the Speech and Feeding Disorders lab. She is currently gaining experience to pursue a Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology. She is working with both Karen Chenausky and Kathryn Connaghan.

 


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Marziye Eshghi, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate 

 

 

Marziye Eshghi, PhD, is a postdoctoral research associate in the Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab. Marziye completed her doctoral research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018, which focused on velopharyngeal dysfunction and resonance disorders. Read more about Dr. Eshghi.


 

 

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Marc Maffei, MS CCC-SLP
Doctoral Research Fellow

Email: mmaffei@mghihp.edu

 

 

Marc is a speech-language pathologist and a doctoral student in the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences program at the IHP. His current research focuses on using acoustic and kinematic data to assess the speech and feeding skills of children with minimally verbal autism spectrum disorder. Read more about Marc.


 

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Brian Richburg
Lab Manager

Email: brichburg@mghihp.edu

 

 

Brian joined Dr. Green's lab in 2013. Prior to joining the team he supported numerous research efforts studying speech, language, and audio perception at MIT and a small private research company. Read more on Brian Richburg.


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Tabitha H. Kao, MS, CCC-SLP
Doctoral Student Research Fellow
Email: tkao@mghihp.edu

 

 

Tabitha Kao is a speech-language pathologist currently working as a PhD Research Fellow in the SFDL. Tabitha is interested in conducting clinical research, specifically investigating assessment and treatment of swallowing impairments in individuals with neurogenic disorders. Read more on Tabitha Kao.

 


 

 

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Hannah Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP
Doctoral Student Research Fellow
Email: hrowe@mghihp.edu

 

 

Hannah Rowe is a doctoral student in the PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences at the MGH Institute. Her research focuses on investigating disordered speech in patients with ALS. She is looking specifically at comparing perceptual ratings from clinical tests to physiological measurements in order to develop more valid and reliable assessment tools for motor-impaired populations.
Read more on Hannah Rowe.

 


 

Erin Wilson, PhD, CCC-SLP

 

Erin M. Wilson, PhD, CCC-SLP
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Research Associate

Email: ewilson25@mgh.harvard.edu

 

Dr. Wilson is a speech-language pathologist and researcher interested in the biomechanics of speech and feeding in typically-developing children and adults as well as in individuals with specific developmental disabilities and disorders including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Read more on Dr. Wilson.