jennifer zuk, Ph.D., Ed.M. | Postdoctoral Fellow

Jennifer Zuk, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Boston Children's Hospital and Clinical Fellow in Speech-Language Pathology at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Jennifer earned her PhD from Harvard University in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology, and completed clinical training in speech-language pathology at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. She received dual degrees in Music Education and Cognitive Science from Case Western Reserve University, and her Ed.M. in Mind, Brain, and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Jennifer has pursued and published several research studies in the laboratory of Dr. Nadine Gaab at Boston Children’s Hospital investigating the associations between music, speech, language and the brain. Jennifer’s research pursuits have explored these relationships in musically trained and untrained typically developing children and adults, as well as children with speech and language disorders. She is interested in investigating the perceptual and neural mechanisms underlying deficits in communication disorders, and the impact of utilizing music as a remediation tool.