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Emily Morrow

PhD Candidate

Communication and Memory Lab, Principal Investigator: Dr. Melissa Duff


  • BA, Psychology and French, 2014, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
  • MS, Speech-Language Pathology, 2016, Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)

Hobbies and interests: 

Learning new things (reading and podcasts), cooking, hiking, and traveling

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Research description:

I’m interested in characterizing individual cognitive-communication profiles for people with traumatic brain injury and using those differences to predict outcomes and target our interventions. Many of my current projects focus on the interactions between systems (e.g., memory, language, sleep) in producing real-world behavior and functional outcomes.

NIH Funding:

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) 1 F31 DC019555-01, “Sleep and Word Learning Over Time in Adults with Moderate-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury”

Other Dissertation Funding:

  • Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, VRR55046
  • ASHFoundation Graduate Student Scholarship
  • ASHFoundation New Century Scholars Doctoral Scholarship
  • P.E.O. Scholar Award


Morrow, E.L., Patel, N.N., & Duff, M.C. (2021). Disability and the COVID-19 pandemic: A survey of individuals with traumatic brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2021.01.064

Morrow, E.L., Turkstra, L., & Duff, M.C. (2021). Confidence and training of SLPs in cognitive-communication disorders: Time to rethink graduate education models?  American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. doi: 10.1044/2020_AJSLP-20-00073

Morrow, E. L., & Duff, M. C. (2020). Sleep supports memory and learning: Implications for clinical practice in speech-language pathology. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, (29), 577-585.

Morrow, E.L., Dulas, M.R., Cohen, N.J., & Duff, M.C. (2020). Relational memory at short and long delays in individuals with moderate-severe traumatic brain injury.  Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2020.00270

Morrow, E.L., Hereford, A.P., Covington, N.V., & Duff, M.C. (2020). Traumatic brain injury in the acute care setting: Assessment and management practices of speech-language pathologists.  Brain Injury. doi: 10.1080/02699052.2020.1766114

Morrow, E.L., & Duff, M.C. (2020). What is recovery like after brain injury? Frontiers for Young Minds. doi: 10.3389/frym.2020.559017

Published Abstracts 

Morrow, E., Dulas, M., Cohen, N., & Duff, M(2019).  “Hippocampal-Dependent Relational Memory at Short and Long Delays in Individuals with Moderate-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.”  Accepted Abstracts from the International Brain Injury Association’s 13th World Congress on Brain Injury.  Brain Injury, 33, 112.

Morrow, E., Patel, N., & Duff, M. (2020). “Consequences of COVID-19: A Survey of Individuals with Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury.” Accepted abstracts from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine’s 97th Annual Conference. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation101(12), e135.