Christine Brennan is a visiting assistant professor in the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University. She is a developmental cognitive neuroscientist and speech-language language pathologist interested in investigating the brain systems supporting language development and speech processing. Her work bridges communication sciences and disorders, cognitive science, and educational neuroscience with applications to basic and applied research in the field of speech-language pathology. In her current position teaching graduate students in the speech language and learning program, Dr. Brennan draws from her experience both as a clinician and as a scientist. Recently, she conducted research in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Northwestern focusing on how the auditory cortex encodes phonemes, how it synthesizes phonemes into words, and how these processes are affected by experience. Brennan’s research projects have utilized standardized behavioral measures, experimental tasks, and neuroimaging (fMRI) and included children and adults. She earned her PhD and MA from Northwestern University.
|PhD||Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University|
|MA||Speech-Language Pathology, Northwestern University|
|BA||Communication Disorders, Southern Connecticut State University|