Helen Long, PhD, CCC-SLP

Postdoctoral Researcher, UW-Madison

Helen Long, PhD, CCC-SLP (she/her) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Waisman Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is based in the Wisconsin Intelligibility, Speech, and Communication (WISC) Laboratory (PI: Katie Hustad). Helen began her career as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) and worked for 9 years before and during her doctoral training when she developed her research questions.

Her primary line of research aims to advance the early detection of speech impairments in children with cerebral palsy to facilitate early access to interventions for augmentative and alternative communication.

Helen is a co-founding collaborator of CSDisseminate, an early career working group dedicated to promoting the adoption of free and legal open access practices across the CSD research and clinical community.




University of Memphis

Memphis, TN, USA

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Collateral Area: Cognitive Science

Long, H. L. (2020). Endogenous and social factors influencing infant vocalizations as fitness signals. Doctoral dissertation. The University of Memphis. doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/cz7qe 



Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL, USA

Communication Sciences and Disorders 

Concentration: Speech-Language Pathology



Indiana University

Bloomington, IN, USA

Speech and Hearing Sciences; 

Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures

Minors: Linguistics, Psychology