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Dr. Grossman's research is focused on various aspects of face-to-face communication in autistic and non-autistic children and adults. She is specifically interested in how conversation partners integrate and produce verbal and nonverbal information, such as facial expressions and prosody, as well as how those expressions are perceived by others. Dr. Grossman's work has been published in several refereed journals, including Scientific Reports, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry; Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research; Journal of Nonverbal Behavior; and Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Her work has been funded externally by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. During the 2023/24 academic year, Dr. Grossman was the Mary Beth and Chris Gordon Fellow at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute.  

Dr. Grossman teaches graduate and undergraduate classes on subjects ranging from autism to neuro-anatomy and neurogenic disorders.  She is always happy to involve students in her research at the FACE Lab

Watch Dr. Grossman briefly talk about her research or watch a full-length talk she gave about her recent work at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute.  



B.S., Boston University
M.S., Boston University
Ph.D., Boston University

Areas of Expertise

  • Autism
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders