BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alex F. Johnson, PhD, CCC-SLP, FASHA, Provost and Academic Vice President of Academic Affairs and a renowned speech-language pathologist at MGH Institute of Health Professions, received the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) highest honor on November 15 at the organization’s annual meeting.
Dr. Johnson, who joined the MGH Institute in 2008, received the Honors of ASHA award for his contributions to the profession.
The Honors is ASHA's most prestigious award, given each year to a select few members whose work has “changed the course of their profession.”
“We are proud that Dr. Johnson is being recognized for his many contributions in the field of speech-language pathology,” said MGH Institute President Janis P. Bellack, PhD, RN, FAAN.
In addition to being the chief academic officer at the Boston graduate school, Dr. Johnson is also Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and on the faculty of the Harvard-MIT Program in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology.
Dr. Johnson, who in 2006 served as the president of ASHA, previously was designated as a Fellow of ASHA.
The co-editor of two textbooks and numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters, Dr. Johnson has continuing clinical and scholarly interests in medical speech-language pathology and the effects of communication and swallowing impairment of quality of health and life. His interests also include a newer focus on the teaching and scholarly enterprise in higher education, as well as interprofessional education in the health science.
MGH Institute of Health Professions, founded by Massachusetts General Hospital in 1977, is an independent graduate school that operates within the framework of Partners HealthCare System. The MGH Institute prepares advanced practice professionals in the fields of nursing, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, and rehabilitation sciences through a distinctive combination of academic study, clinical practice, and research. Close to 1,300 students are enrolled in graduate level and certificate programs, with an increasing number of courses available online. The MGH Institute is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).