Elizabeth Heller Murray

Assistant Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
1701 N.13th St.


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

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




CSCD 2203

Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism


CSCD 5528

Voice Disorders: Theory and Analysis


Selected Publications

  • Colletti, L. & Murray, E.H. (2023). Voice Onset Time in Children With and Without Vocal Fold Nodules. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 66(5), pp. 1467-1478. United States. doi: 10.1044/2023_JSLHR-22-00463

  • Murray, E.S.H., Chao, A., & Colletti, L. (2022). A Practical Guide to Calculating Cepstral Peak Prominence in Praat. J Voice. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2022.09.002

  • Murray, E.S.H. & Chao, A. (2021). The Relationships Among Vocal Variability, Vocal-Articulatory Coordination, and Dysphonia in Children. J Voice. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2021.06.008

  • Frankford, S.A., Murray, E.S.H., Masapollo, M., Cai, S., Tourville, J.A., Nieto-Castañón, A., & Guenther, F.H. (2021). The Neural Circuitry Underlying the "Rhythm Effect" in Stuttering. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 64(6S), pp. 2325-2346. United States. doi: 10.1044/2021_JSLHR-20-00328

  • Murray, E.H., Lewis, J., & Zimmerman, E. (2021). Non-nutritive suck and voice onset time: Examining infant oromotor coordination. PLoS One, 16(4), p. e0250529. United States. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0250529

  • Murray, E.S.H. & Stepp, C.E. (2020). Relationships between vocal pitch perception and production: a developmental perspective. Sci Rep, 10(1), p. 3912. England. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-60756-2

  • Murray, E.S.H., Segina, R.K., Woodnorth, G.H., & Stepp, C.E. (2020). Relative Fundamental Frequency in Children With and Without Vocal Fold Nodules. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 63(2), pp. 361-371. United States. doi: 10.1044/2019_JSLHR-19-00058

  • Daliri, A., Murray, E.S.H., Blood, A.J., Burns, J., Noordzij, J.P., Nieto-Castanon, A., Tourville, J.A., & Guenther, F.H. (2020). Auditory Feedback Control Mechanisms Do Not Contribute to Cortical Hyperactivity Within the Voice Production Network in Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 63(2), pp. 421-432. United States. doi: 10.1044/2019_JSLHR-19-00325

  • Murray, E.H. & Woodnorth, G.H. (2019). Clinical Approach to Aerodynamic Assessment. In Multidisciplinary Management of Pediatric Voice and Swallowing Disorders (pp. 99-102). doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-26191-7_11

  • Murray, E.H. & Woodnorth, G.H. (2019). Clinical Approach to Acoustic Assessment. In Multidisciplinary Management of Pediatric Voice and Swallowing Disorders (pp. 83-88). doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-26191-7_9

  • Murray, E.S.H., Lupiani, A.A., Kolin, K.R., Segina, R.K., & Stepp, C.E. (2019). Pitch Shifting With the Commercially Available Eventide Eclipse: Intended and Unintended Changes to the Speech Signal. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 62(7), pp. 2270-2279. United States. doi: 10.1044/2019_JSLHR-S-18-0408

  • Kearney, E., Nieto-Castañón, A., Weerathunge, H.R., Falsini, R., Daliri, A., Abur, D., Ballard, K.J., Chang, S., Chao, S., Murray, E.S.H., Scott, T.L., & Guenther, F.H. (2019). A Simple 3-Parameter Model for Examining Adaptation in Speech and Voice Production. Front Psychol, 10, p. 2995. Switzerland. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02995

  • Murray, E.S.H., Michener, C.M., Enflo, L., Cler, G.J., & Stepp, C.E. (2018). The Impact of Glottal Configuration on Speech Breathing. J Voice, 32(4), pp. 420-427. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2017.07.001