Emily received her Bachelor of Philosophy and Master of Science degrees in Communication Science Disorders and Speech Language Pathology, respectively, at the University of Pittsburgh. Over the course of her academic studies, Emily completed two masters-level thesis projects related to the translation of the Computerized Revised Token Test (CRTT) into American Sign Language, with the goal that one day Deaf individuals who suffer from acquired brain injury may complete standardized language testing in their native language. She completed her clinical training at the Veterans Administration Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), where she participated in the Program for Intensive Residential Aphasia Treatment and Education (PIRATE) as a part of her training. Emily is now certified as a speech language pathologist by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Outside of the lab, she works per-diem as a medical speech language pathologist on a rehabilitation unit within the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In the SCORE lab, Emily will spend her time assisting with the longitudinal study where language performance across specific time markers (acute to chronic stages) is measured following a stroke. Emily will also assist with projects related to aphasia treatment.
Research Interests: Aphasia assessment development, investigation of aphasia treatment and its effectiveness, neuroimaging and its correlation to observed behavior(s), cognitive-linguistic functioning following acquired brain injury, and aphasia in the Deaf population.