Danika L. Pfeiffer, PhD, CCC-SLP

Contact: dlpfeiff@odu.edu


Dr. Danika Pfeiffer is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist and an Assistant Professor in Speech-Language Pathology at Old Dominion University. She is Principal Investigator of the Collaboration in Research for Children's Language and Literacy (CiRCLL) Lab. Her primary research interest is in enhancing children's early language and literacy skills through collaborative school-based partnerships. This includes providing educators with interprofessional training at the preservice and in-service levels. She has presented her research on the topic of interprofessional practice at the state, national, and international levels. 

Danika is a member of the Council of Academic Program in Communication Sciences and Disorder's Interprofessional Education/Interprofessional Practice (IPE/IPP) Committee. She also hosts the About, From, & With podcast, sharing her experience pursuing a career in academia as well as others' journeys in the field of speech-language pathology. In addition, she works closely with other scientists and clinicians as a volunteer collaborator with CSDisseminate and OpenCSD. Their work aims to enhance research accessibility, rigor, and transparency in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders. 

Education and Training

Postdoctoral Fellowship (2019-2022)
Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD

The Johns Hopkins University

Doctorate of Philosophy (2015-2018)     

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Masters of Science (2014-2016)              

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Speech-Language Pathology     

Bachelors of Education (2011-2014)       
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Communication Sciences and Disorders 

    Recent Conference Presentations

November 17-19, 2022

Examining a Shared Book Reading Professional Development Program
in Child Care:
A Randomized Controlled Trial

2022 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention

April 27-28, 2023

What We Can Learn from Interprofessional Practice for Implementation Science Partnerships
Implementation Science IS For ALL Conference

September 11-13, 2023

A National Survey Examining School-Based SLPs' Collaborative Language and Literacy Instruction

International Developmental Language Disorder Research Conference 2023