Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Brianne Higgins Roos, MS, CCC-SLP

Brianne RoosAffiliate Faculty


BA (2001) in Speech-Language Pathology, Spanish minor from Loyola College
MS (2004) in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyola College
Phi Beta Kappa, 2001
Alpha Sigma Nu, 2001
Recipient of Bernard Saltysiak Award for Clinical Excellence, Loyola College 2004

Areas of Specialization

Areas of clinical interest/specialization include adult acute care, dysphagia and neurology. Clinical experience in acute care, acute rehabilitation, subacute rehabilitation, and outpatient rehabilitation at the University of Maryland Medical Center, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Union Memorial Hospital, and the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC). Currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Education.

About Brianne Higgins Roos

Between undergraduate and graduate school, I spent a year volunteering with Mercy Volunteer Corps on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation in Arizona. I worked at a residential school for children with special needs in the Speech Therapy department. In addition to invaluable clinical and personal experiences, the volunteer year led to graduate research studying the morphological differences between Navajo English and Standard American English, as well as a recent textbook chapter about the effects of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders on communication skills in children and adolescents. Outside of work I spend my time with my husband and two daughters, future Greyhounds Deirdre (class of 2029) and Bridget (class of 2031) at Irish Step Dancing and on their soccer and lacrosse fields. We enjoy cheering for the Loyola Lady Hounds playing soccer and lacrosse at Ridley Field, and are often at mass at Alumni Chapel on Sunday evenings.

Achievements (past 5 years)

Roos, B. H. (2014). Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. In M. R. Kerins (Ed.), Child and adolescent communication disorders: Organic and neurogenic bases (pp. 305-346).  San Diego: Plural Publishing. 

Maria Mitidieri

Maria Mitidieri

Maria’s volunteer and travel experiences at Loyola inspired her career as a bilingual speech-language pathologist

Speech-Language Pathology, Spanish