Donna Tippett, MPH, CCC-SLP
Associate Professor

Donna Tippett is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurology, Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She earned a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology form the University of Maryland and a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a certified speech-language pathologist and sees patients in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center.


Her research interests include clinical correlates and patterns of longitudinal decline in primary progressive aphasia and treatment of word finding deficits in this population.


Keator, L. M., Faria, A. V., Kim, K. T., Saxena, S., Wright, A. E., Sheppard, S. M., Breining, B. L., Goldberg, E., Tippett, D. C., Hillis, A. E. (in press). An efficient bedside measure yields prognostic implications for acute stroke patients. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology.
Meier, E. L., Breining, B. L., Sheppard, S. M., Goldberg, E. B., Tippett, D. C., Tspakini, K. T., Faria, A. V., Hillis, A. E. (in press). Leukoaraiosis independently contributes to language deficits in primary progressive aphasia. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology.
Tippett, D. C. & Hillis, A. E. (2020, June). Ethical and practical challenges of the communication and behavioral manifestations of primary progressive aphasia. In Seminars in Speech and Language (Vol. 41, No. 03, pp. 249-256). Thieme Medical Publishers.
Meyer, A. M., Snider, S. F., McGowan, S. A., Tippett, D. C., Hillis, A. E., & Friedman, R. B. (2020). Grammatical ability predicts relative action naming impairment in primary progressive aphasia. Aphasiology, 34(6), 643-653.
Tippett, D. C. (2020). Classification of primary progressive aphasia: challenges and complexities. F1000Research, 9.
Odolil, A., Wright, A. E., Keator, L. M., Sheppard, S. M., Breining, B., Tippett, D. C., & Hillis, A. E. (2020). Leukoaraiosis severity predicts rate of decline in primary progressive aphasia. Aphasiology, 34(3), 365-375.
Faria, A. V., Meyer, A., Friedman, R., Tippett, D. C., & Hillis, A. E. (2020). Baseline MRI associates with later naming status in primary progressive aphasia. Brain and language, 201, 104723.
Sheppard, S. M., Keator, L. M., Breining, B. L., Wright, A. E., Saxena, S., Tippett, D. C., & Hillis, A. E. (2020). Right hemisphere ventral stream for emotional prosody identification: Evidence from acute stroke. Neurology, 94(10), e1013-e1020.

Clinical practice

Donna Tippett is a certified speech-language pathologist and sees patients at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center in Baltimore, Maryland.