Kelly Ann Bridges
Clinical Assistant Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorders
Kelly Bridges, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. She is an alumna of NYU and received her doctoral degree from the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders in 2014. Dr. Bridges received her master's degree in experimental psychology from Florida Atlantic University in 2008. In 2006, she graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University Maryland with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She is an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist who is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey.
Areas of clinical and teaching interest include neuroanatomy and physiology, adult neurogenic communication disorders, anatomy and physiology of speech and swallowing, and dysphagia. Research interests include formulaic language and communication in adult psychiatric and neurologically disordered populations. As a member of the Brain and Behavior Laboratory, her doctoral research investigated formulaic language in people with Alzheimer' and Parkinson's diseases, which resulted in peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. Dr. Bridges‰Ûª dissertation research included an investigation of formulaic language and prosody in people with treatment-resistant depression being treated with deep brain stimulation of the subcallosal cingulate.
Dr. Bridges was a member of the adjunct faculty in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at NYU from 2009-2016. She has also worked as an adjunct instructor at William Paterson University in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences. As a student, she was awarded internal grants and funding to complete her research and to present at national and international conferences. Dr. Bridges was awarded 'Best Oral Presentation'of her dissertation at Steinhardt's Scholarship Day. Since 2014, Dr. Bridges has been working as a clinical speech-language pathologist in skilled nursing facilities in New Jersey and New York, evaluating and treating adult and geriatric patients with communicative and swallowing disorders in subacute rehabilitation and long-term care settings.