Research Overview


Prof. Heffner talking about acoustics and perception at the Buffalo Museum of Science

Our department’s research spans the range of basic to clinical research, from the molecular level to patient-oriented diagnostic and rehabilitative research, as well as across the lifespan from children to aging adults.

We are a major contributor to the research effort in Communication Sciences and Disorders, as evidenced by our state-of-the-art laboratories, the productivity of our faculty and students, and the level of internal and external research support. Many of our faculty also contribute to interdisciplinary research through the Center for Cognitive Science

Our research efforts also support the teaching mission of our program. Our graduate students learn about the importance of research efforts in supporting evidence-based practice and develop scientific reasoning skills. We also extend our research outside of our labs, actively engaging in outreach efforts in the local community.