Kelly A. Bridges

Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Distance Education, Assistant Director of the MS program

Kelly A. Bridges

Phone: 212-998-5738

Curriculum Vitae/Syllabi:

Kelly Bridges, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at New York University. She is currently the Assistant Director of the MS program and the Director of Distance Education. Dr. Bridges has developed four master's courses in the Speech@NYU program and is also actively involved in teaching in the undergraduate CSD program on campus.

Areas of clinical and teaching interest include neuroanatomy and physiology, adult neurogenic communication disorders, anatomy and physiology of speech and swallowing, and dysphagia. Her research focuses on formulaic language and pragmatic communication in adult populations with psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. As a member of the Brain and Behavior Laboratory, her doctoral research investigated formulaic language in people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases with her dissertation focusing on formulaic language and prosody in people with treatment-resistant depression who undergo deep brain stimulation of the subcallosal cingulate.

Since 2014, Dr. Bridges has also worked as a clinical speech-language pathologist in skilled nursing facilities (subacute/short-term rehabilitation and long-term care) around New Jersey and New York evaluating and treating adult and geriatric patients with communicative and swallowing disorders. She holds licensure in New York and New Jersey and is an ASHA-certified clinician.