Welcome to the Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology PhD Program
at Harvard University

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Welcome to the Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology PhD Program

Welcome to the Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology PhD Program


Reach your scientific and professional goals in the heart of a vibrant city and world-class research environment

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D. Bradley Welling, Clinical Director, SHBT and
  Chair of Otolaryngology, HMS

Sunil Puria, Director of Admissions
Heidi Nakajima, Director of Student Affairs
M. Charles Liberman, Vice Chair of Basic Research
  in Otolaryngology, HMS

Bertrand Delgutte, Program Director

A Warm Welcome


The Harvard-MIT Program in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology (SHBT) is the only one of its kind in the country – a tight-knit research community dedicated to multidisciplinary training in basic, clinical and applied approaches to the study of all aspects of human communication and the treatment of its disorders.


SHBT includes more than 60 faculty members and roughly 50 students at various stages in their doctoral work, operating out of more than 30 different labs at Harvard, MIT, Boston University and the Harvard teaching hospitals.


As one of six multi-disciplinary graduate programs within the Harvard Division of Medical Sciences, we capitalize on the superb resources of the broader Harvard research community.

In the Spotlight


SHBT Faculty in the Spotlight

CoreyHoltSHBT Faculty David Corey (left) and Jeffrey Holt (right) are featured in the Harvard Gazette’s recent article for their research on the TMC1 gene which opens doors for precision-targeted therapies to treat hearing loss.


read full article in the Harvard Gazette


SHBT student Rachel Romeo links socioeconomic background to reading improvement

About 20 percent of children in the United States have difficulty learning to read, and educators have devised a variety of interventions to try to help them. Not every program helps every student, however, in part because the origins of their struggles are not identical.

read full article in MIT News


Image credit: Rachel Romeo, from the Laboratory of John Gabrieli in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT