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Northwestern School of Communication

Carissa L. Ernat

Clinical Assistant Professor
Carissa L. Ernat

Carissa’s primary clinical interests are in the areas of dysphagia (swallowing disorders), cognitive disorders related to traumatic brain injury, and acquired neurogenic disorders. She enjoys working with adults and geriatrics in the acute care medical setting.


  • MS, Speech-Language Pathology, University of Wisconsin
  • BS, Speech and Hearing Science, University of Illinois