Cara E. Stepp, PhD


Assistant Professor
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Boston University
Email: cstepp@bu.edu
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  Research Interests
Dr. Stepp is the director of the STEPP LAB for Sensorimotor Rehabilitation Engineering at Boston University. Her research uses engineering tools to rehabilitate disordered sensorimotor function. Her long-term research goal is to extend current and novel therapeutic advances to the speech system, improving current treatment alternatives.
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Computer Science & Engineering and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, 2011
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, 2009
S.M., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008
S.B., Engineering Science, Smith College, 2004
(For a full list, see Publications, Curriculum Vitae, PubMed Search)
SAR SH523 Introduction to Speech Science:  Offered Fall 2014, MW 1-2:30.  Lecture, laboratory, and demonstrations. Introduction to the basic physics of sound, including the decibel scale, spectral analysis, and sound resonance. Acoustic theory of speech production. Effects of contact on speech acoustics. Suprasegmental characteristics of speech production. Introduction to speech perception. 4 credits.