Lindsay Griffin

Assistant Professor
Pronouns: (She/Her/Hers)
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Dr. Griffin is a speech-language pathologist with clinical and research interests in the neural mechanisms of normal and disordered swallowing in adults. She studies methods of augmenting traditional dysphagia rehabilitation using electrical and sensory stimulation as well as ways to improve swallowing evaluation procedures. She presents her research nationally and enjoys including Emerson students in her research.

Dr. Griffin teaches graduate coursework in neurogenic communication disorders and dysphagia. She supplements course materials with evidence-based practice techniques and examples from her clinical experiences, which include the Spaulding Rehabilitation network and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.



B.S., Lebanon Valley College
M.S., Northeastern University
Ph.D., James Madison University


Szynkiewicz, S.H., Kamarunas, E., Drulia, T., Nobriga, C.V., Griffin, L., & O’Donoghue, C.R. (2020). A randomized controlled trial comparing physical and mental lingual exercise for healthy older adults. Dysphagia,36, 474-482.


Kamarunas, E., Szynkiewicz, S., Griffin, L., & Drulia, T. (2020). Mental practice of swallowing-related tasks promotes cortical plasticity in healthy older adults: A functional near-infrared spectroscopy study. Under review.