Marissa Russell

PhD Student

M.S., Communication Sciences and Disorders (Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions)
B.A., Linguistics & Spanish (Emory University)

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Biography and Research Interests:

Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Marissa worked as a speech-language pathologist at Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital, primarily serving English and Spanish-speaking adults with neurological disorders. Marissa’s main research interests include the interaction between language and cognition in bilingual individuals with aphasia, how this phenomenon relates to severity of impairment, and ways to maximize treatment efficacy for diverse populations. Marissa’s long-term goal is to pursue a research career in an academic setting and disseminate findings in a way that is easily accessible to clinicians.

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