Linda D. Vallino, PhD, CCC-SLP/A
Linda D. Vallino, PhD, CCC-SLP/A, is head of the Craniofacial Outcomes Research Laboratory and Senior Speech Scientist at the Center for Pediatric Auditory and Speech Sciences at Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, where she also serves on the Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Team. She is professor of pediatrics at The Sidney Kimmel Medical College-Thomas Jefferson University, and adjunct associate professor in the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Delaware.
Dr. Vallino completed her doctoral degree at the University of Pittsburgh and master's degree in clinical evaluative sciences at Dartmouth College. She has more than twenty-five years of experience in the areas of cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies. Her research interests are measuring treatment outcomes, assessing speech intelligibility using automated speech recognition technology, and evidence-based practice for improving patient care. She has presented papers to professional groups and published articles, book chapters, and reviews related to this specialty. Dr. Vallino is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.