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Natalie Douglas

Natalie Douglas is Lead Collaborator at Practical Implementation Collaborative and an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Central Michigan University. She completed her B.S. and M.A. degrees at Ohio University and after a decade of clinical practice as a speech-language pathologist in hospital and long-term care environments, her Ph.D. at the University of South Florida.

Her work aims to advance best, person-centered practices in communication and quality of life interventions for people with dementia, aphasia and other acquired communication disorders in adults. She additionally aims to empower local healthcare and educational teams to support best practices, quality improvement initiatives and person-centered care through applying principles of implementation science.

Current Students

Abby Meesseman

Undergraduate Honors

Student Psychology & Neuroscience

Ashtyn Erickson

Undergraduate Volunteer Student in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Emily Grybas

Graduate Student Assistant

in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Jeff James

Graduate Student Assistant

in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Paige Heintskill

Graduate Student Assistant

in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Featured Alumni

Amanda Troyna

Graduate Student in Speech-Language Pathology at Western Michigan University 

Tiniyja Burney

Graduate Student in Speech-Language Pathology at the Ohio State University

Vanessa Burshnic

Advanced Fellow in Geriatrics, Geriatric Research

Education and Clinical Center 

Durham VAMC/Duke University Hospital