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About Avinash Mishra

Avinash Mishra, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Disorders Department of the College of Health Professions at Sacred Heart University. He has clinical experience in academic medical centers, early intervention, and private practice. Dr. Mishra’s research interests include the development of evidence-based screening, evaluation and treatment protocols for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities and early intervention. His professional recognition includes Provost Recognition for Excellence in Teaching at Columbia University and New Investigator Award for a presentation from the Dysphagia Research Society. Dr. Mishra also actively reviews for the following journals; Dysphagia, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and Children and is a consultant for Autism Speaks and The Organization for Autism Research.


2019 - Present Assistant Professor, Sacred Heart University Communication Disorders, College of Health Professions
2018 - 2019 Assistant Professor in Residence, University of Connecticut - Storrs ‐ Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
2017 - 2018 Adjunct Assistant Professor, CUNY Hunter College ‐ Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
2015 - 2017 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Adelphi University ‐ Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2019 Application Reviewer, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Consultant, The Organization for Autism Research
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Honors and Awards

  • 2019 Provost Recognition for Excellence in Teaching, University of Connecticut
  • 2017 First Place Oral Presentation, New Investigator Award, Dysphagia Research Society
  • 2016 Minority Student Leadership Program Award, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • 2016 Doctoral Student Scholarship Award, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • 2014 Doctoral Student Scholarship Award, New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • 2014-2016: Diversity Scholarship Award, Columbia University
  • 2012-2013: Doctoral Student Scholarship Award, Columbia University
  • 2010-2012: Graduate Student Honors Award, Northwestern University
  • 2009-2010: Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship, National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • 2006-2010: Undergraduate Student Honors Award, University of Iowa
  • 2006-2010: Undergraduate Scholarship Award, University of Iowa
  • 2019: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India Seminar: Implementing Pivotal Response Treatment in the Clinical and Home Setting
  • 2018: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India Seminar: Autism Spectrum Disorder: Assessment and Intervention


2017 Ph.D. Communication Sciences and Disorders, Columbia University
2012 M.S. Speech, Language, and Learning, Northwestern University ‐ Speech, Language, and Learning
2010 B.A. Speech and Hearing Science, University of Iowa ‐ Speech and Hearing Science

Contact Information

Communication Disorders
Center for Healthcare Education
College of Health Professions