Ph.D. in Public Health, Georgia State University, 2018
M.A. in Audiology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2000
B.S.Ed. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Georgia, 1998
Akilah Heggs Lee is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
She earned her doctoral degree in public health from Georgia State and loves being at an urban university that promotes diversity, innovation and a strong commitment to scholarship.
Her main research interests integrate her clinical background and public health training to explore the disparities in health outcomes that exist within maternal and child health populations, especially as it relates to individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This also includes interdisciplinary personnel preparation to improve access and equity of health services for children with disabilities. Specifically related to communication sciences and disorders, she is interested in studying aural rehabilitation interventions for adults with hearing loss and their effect on improving hearing-related quality of life.