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, and incoming Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University in Fall 2024. She is currently based in the Wisconsin Intelligibility, Speech, and Communication (WISC) Laboratory (PI: Katie Hustad)

Helen began her career working as a speech-language pathologist (SLP) where she developed her research questions. Her research aims to advance the early prediction of speech and communication impairments in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities like cerebral palsy to support earlier referrals to speech therapy at the youngest possible age.

Helen is a co-founding collaborator of CSDisseminate, an early career group of scientists and clinicians dedicated to promoting the advancement of free and legal open access practices within the CSD community.




University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI, USA

Waisman Center, Institute of Clinical and Translational Research

TL1 NCATS Postdoctoral Fellow in clinical and translational research methods

T32 NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow in intellectual and developmental disabilities



University of Memphis

Memphis, TN, USA

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Collateral Area: Cognitive Science

Long, HL (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