Catherine Brumbaugh

Externship Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Department of Speech-Language Pathology

417 Fisher Hall
Phone: 412.396.4046


M.A., Communication Disorders, Bowling Green State University
B.A., Communication Disorders, Bowling Green State University

Cathy Brumbaugh is the Externship Coordinator and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology. She received her master's and bachelor's degrees from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Ms. Brumbaugh is a practicing clinician with over 30 years of clinical experience ranging from early intervention throughout the adult and geriatric population.

As a clinical educator, Ms. Brumbaugh strives to connect academia to the real-life situations her students will encounter throughout their clinical externship experiences.

Ms. Brumbaugh is the designated contact for students and Externship Clinical Instructors during their three externship experiences. Ms. Brumbaugh routinely visits externship sites through each semester to provide assistance to students. As Faculty Liaison, she offers advice and problem solving assistance to both students and Externship Clinical Instructors as needed.


SLP- 542 Clinic III - Dysphagia Simulation Clinic -Low/High Fidelity Simulation
SLP- 543 Clinic IV
SLP- 544 Clinic V
SLP- 545 Clinic VI


"Generalization of Word Retrieval Following Semantic Feature Treatment" - Wallace, Kimelman, Staltari, & Brumbaugh, ASHA National Convention, San Diego, Ca, November 2011

Clinical Medical & Educational Background

Clinical Medical Background: Acute-care, in-patient rehabilitation, transitional care, out-patient clinics and homecare.

Clinical Educational Background: Specialty schools/programs and public school education K-12.

Area of Interest/Professional Affiliation

Areas of interest: Dysphagia, hearing impaired and cochlear implants

Professional Affiliations: Ms. Brumbaugh is a member of the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association.