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William Hula is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders, a speech pathologist in the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare Audiology and Speech Pathology Service and Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center. He is a graduate of the VA RR&D Research Career Development program and has active research projects funded by both VA RR&D and NIH/NIDCD. His research interests include measurement of language performance and patient-reported functioning in aphasia, the application of latent trait measurement models to aphasia assessment, aphasia treatment, and brain-behavior relationships in language and aphasia. Hula has authored or co-authored 27 peer-reviewed manuscripts and his service activities have included membership on the American Speech-Language Hearing Association’s Advisory Committee on Evidence-Based Practice and Ad Hoc Committee on Patient-Reported Outcomes, and serving as topic-area co-chair in Adult Language Disorders for the 2016 ASHA Convention. He also participated in the founding of the VAPHS Program for Intensive Aphasia Rehabilitation and Education, which has served over 140 Veterans from 33 states since 2009.


Department of Communication Science and Disorders