Melissa Stockbridge, Ph.D.,

Melissa Stockbridge is a post-doctoral fellow and certified speech-language pathologist. In 2018, she graduated from the combined M.A.-Ph.D. program in Hearing and Speech Sciences at the University of Maryland. There, her work examined how individual differences, such as age, gender, personality/temperament, and mental health influence complex, real-world communication skills and social behavior (P.I.: Rochelle Newman, rotation supervisor: Alexander Shackman), particularly in individuals with recent and/or frequent mild brain injury exposure. Melissa received an M.Sc. in cognitive neuroscience from the University College London, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and a B.A. in applied linguistics from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Honors College.


Her research focuses on the influence of individual differences on recovery following brain injury due to stroke or trauma. She is very interested in the relationship between stress reactivity, support, and social performance and recovery in people with brain injury and other disorders of language.


Stockbridge, M. D., Walker, A., Matchin, W., Breining, B. L., Fridriksson, J., Hillis, A. E., & Hickok, G. (2020). A double dissociation between plural and possessive ā€œsā€: Evidence from the Morphosyntactic Generation test. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 1-8.
Stockbridge, M. D., Newman, R. S., Zukowski, A., Slawson, K. K., Doran, A., & Ratner, N. B. (2020). Language profiles in children with concussion. Brain injury, 34(4), 567-574.
Keser, Z., Meier, E. L., Stockbridge, M. D., & Hillis, A. E. (2020). The role of microstructural integrity of major language pathways in narrative speech in the first year after stroke. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 29(9), 105078.
Stockbridge, M. D. & Newman, R. (2019). Enduring cognitive and linguistic deficits in individuals with a history of concussion. American journal of speech-language pathology, 28(4), 1554-1570.
Stockbridge, M. D., Berube, S., Goldberg, E., Suarez, A., Mace, R., Ubellacker, D., & Hillis, A. E. (2019). Differences in linguistic cohesion within the first year following right-and left-hemisphere lesions. Aphasiology, 1-15.
Tippett, D. C., Breining, B., Goldberg, E., Meier, E., Sheppard, S. M., Sherry, E., Stockbridge, M. D., Suarez, A., Wright, A. E., & Hillis, A. E. (2019). Visuomotor figure construction and visual figure delayed recall and recognition in primary progressive aphasia. Aphasiology, 1-15.
Hur, J., Stockbridge, M. D., Fox, A. S., & Shackman, A. J. (2019). Dispositional negativity, cognition, and anxiety disorders: An integrative translational neuroscience framework. In Progress in brain research (Vol. 247, pp. 375-436). Elsevier.
Stockbridge, M. D., Doran, A., King, K., & Newman, R. S. (2018). The effects of concussion on rapid picture naming in children. Brain injury, 32(4), 506-514.
Tillman, R. M., Stockbridge, M. D., Nacewicz, B. M., Torrisi, S., Fox, A. S., Smith, J. F., & Shackman, A. J. (2018). Intrinsic functional connectivity of the central extended amygdala. Human brain mapping, 39(3), 1291-1312.
Shackman, A. J., Tromp, D. P., Stockbridge, M. D., Kaplan, C. M., Tillman, R. M., & Fox, A. S. (2016). Dispositional negativity: An integrative psychological and neurobiological perspective. Psychological bulletin, 142(12), 1275.
Shackman, A. J., Stockbridge, M. D., Tillman, R. M., Kaplan, C. M., Tromp, D. P., Fox, A. S., & Gamer, M. (2016). The neurobiology of dispositional negativity and attentional biases to threat: implications for understanding anxiety disorders in adults and youth. Journal of experimental psychopathology, 7(3), 311-342.