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 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.
 
     
  Education
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
 
     
  Papers
(For a full list, see Publications, Curriculum Vitae, PubMed Search)
 
     
  Courses
SAR SH523 Introduction to Speech Science:  Offered Fall 2013, 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.