Danika L. Pfeiffer, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Danika Pfeiffer is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist and an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders 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 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.

Contact: dlpfeiff@odu.edu

Education and Training


Postdoctoral Fellowship      Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD                      2022

The Johns Hopkins University


Doctorate of Philosophy      James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA             2018

                                            Communication Sciences and Disorders                      


Master of Science                James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA         2016

          Speech-Language Pathology      


Bachelor of Education         University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA             2014

                        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