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Elizabeth Heller Murray

Assistant Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders


Elizabeth Heller Murray, PhD, CCC-SLP (pronouns: she/her) is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She completed her MS in Speech-Language Pathology with a concentration in Voice Disorders from the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Heller Murray received her PhD from Boston University under the mentorship of Dr. Cara Stepp, and completed postdoctoral training under the mentorship of Dr. Frank Guenther. Dr. Heller Murray’s research uses acoustic, aerodynamic, and perceptual methods to investigate vocal development. Her research interests focus on the development of voice and vocal motor control in children with and without communication disorders. The goal of her work is to leverage this information to improve current therapeutic interventions for children with voice disorders.


  • PhD, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Boston University
  • MS, Speech-Language Pathology (concentration in Voice Disorders), MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • BA, Psychology and Linguistics, Emory University