Cara Stepp, associate professor of speech, language & hearing sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The status of Fellow is retained for life and is one of the highest honors ASHA can bestow.
This honor recognizes professional or scientific achievement and is given to an ASHA member who has made outstanding contributions to the field of communication sciences and disorders.
Director of BU’s Sensorimotor Rehabilitation Engineering Lab, Stepp earned a PhD in biomedical engineering from the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology, a master of science in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s in engineering science from Smith College.
Stepp’s research focuses on the assessment and treatment of sensorimotor disorders of voice and speech, applying techniques from electrical engineering, computer science, rehabilitation engineering, neuroscience, laryngology, speech science, and communication disorders.
She will be formally recognized at the 2018 ASHA Convention in Boston, Mass. this November.