Welcome to the Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology PhD Program
at Harvard University

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Welcome to the Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology PhD Program

Welcome to the Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology PhD Program


Reach your scientific and professional goals in the heart of a vibrant city and world-class research environment

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D. Bradley Welling, Clinical Director, SHBT and
  Chair of Otolaryngology, HMS

Sunil Puria, Director of Admissions
Heidi Nakajima, Director of Student Affairs
M. Charles Liberman, Vice Chair of Basic Research
  in Otolaryngology, HMS

Bertrand Delgutte, Program Director

A Warm Welcome


The Harvard-MIT Program in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology (SHBT) is the only one of its kind in the country – a tight-knit research community dedicated to multidisciplinary training in basic, clinical and applied approaches to the study of all aspects of human communication and the treatment of its disorders.


SHBT includes more than 60 faculty members and roughly 50 students at various stages in their doctoral work, operating out of more than 30 different labs at Harvard, MIT, Boston University and the Harvard teaching hospitals.


As one of six multi-disciplinary graduate programs within the Harvard Division of Medical Sciences, we capitalize on the superb resources of the broader Harvard research community.





In the Spotlight


SHBT Professor on YouTube

Ev FedorenkoA YouTube channel spoke with cognitive neuroscientist and SHBT Faculty member Ev Fedorenko about the language architecture of the brain, adult language learning, and the difference between thought and language.


view video here


SHBT Graduate Trending

Rachel RomeoSHBT graduate Rachel Romeo recently shared an affirming experience with a nonverbal autistic child on Twitter and Reddit


view Twitter Thread here

view Reddit Thread here


SHBT-MIT grad awarded PECASE

Cara SteppCara Stepp, an associate professor in the Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, is a 2019 recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).


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Harvard Brain Initiative awards

Stephanie Haro Sara BeachMeenakshi Asokan

Three SHBT students, Stephanie Haro, Sara Beach, and Meenakshi Asokan, won the Harvard Brain Initiative (HBI) Young Scientist Development Award.


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SHBT Faculty in the Spotlight

CoreyHoltSHBT Faculty David Corey (left) and Jeffrey Holt (right) are featured in the Harvard Gazette’s recent article for their research on the TMC1 gene which opens doors for precision-targeted therapies to treat hearing loss.


read full article in the Harvard Gazette