• Position: Assistant Professor
  • Department: Speech-Language Pathology
  • Campus Address:  1170 Health Professions Building
  • Phone: 989-774-2543
  • Email: natalie.douglas@cmich.edu
  • Courses: CDO 417 Introduction to Adult Communication Disorders, CDO 705 Traumatic Brain injury, CDO 717 Aphasia, CDO 722 Cognitive-Communicative Disorders of Dementia

Degrees and Universities

B.S. Ohio University 2001
M.A.  Ohio University 2003
Ph.D. University of South Florida 2013

Professional Organizations

American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Special Interest Groups: 2 Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Langauge Disorders, 15 Gerontology, 10 Higher Education
National Aphasia Association
Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders & Sciences
Michigan Speech-Language -Hearing Association
Global Implementation Initiative
ASHA's Committee on Cliical Research, Implementation Science, and Evidence-Based Pracitce


Douglas, N.F., Hinckley, J.J., Patterson, J. (submitted). What we talk about when we talk about implementation science: A research protocol for communication partner training in aphasia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology.

Douglas, N.F. (in press). Impact of staff: staff characteristics, staff training needs and models. In Bourgeois, M. & Hickey, E. (Eds.)., Dementia: from diagnosis to management-a functional approach, 2nd edition. New York: Taylor & Francis.

Douglas, N.F. (in press). Implementing best practice in the real world: Buy-in and authentic teams. In Johnson, P. (Ed.)., Dementia and Cognition. Gaylord, MI: Northern Speech Services.

Douglas, N.F. & McDonald, K. (2016). Interprofessional care in the management of Alzheimer's dementia: Leaving our silos. Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders.

Bourgeois, M., Brush, J., Douglas, N.F., Khayum, B., Rogalski, E. (2016). Will you still need me when I'm 64, or 84, or 104? The importance of SLPs in promoting the quality of life of aging adults in the U.S. into the future. Seminars in Speech and Language, 37(3), 185-200.

Douglas, N.F. (2016). Organizational context associated with time spent evaluating language and cognitive-communicative impairments in skilled nursing facilities: survey results within an implementation science framework. Journal of Communication Disorders, 60, 1-13. 

Douglas, N.F. & Campbell, W. (August, 2016). Leveraging maximum impact from clinical research: The art and science of implementation. Access Academics & Research. www.asha.org/enews/accessacademics.html

VanDeMark, H., Bissell, L., Douglas, N. (July, 2016). Brain disease and the new me. The ASHA Leader, 72,

Douglas, N.F., Campbell, W., Hinckley, J.J. (2015). Implementation science: buzzword or game changer. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 58, S1827-S1836.

Hopper, T., Douglas, N.F., Khayum, B. (2015). Direct and indirect interventions for cognitive-communicative disorders of dementia. Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, 25, 142-157.

Hinckley, J.J., Douglas, N., Goff, R., Nakano, E. (2013). Training partners to effectively support communication: What the clinician should do. In Simmons-Mackie, N., King, J., Beukelman, D. (Eds.), Supporting Communication for Adults with Acute & Chronic Aphasia (pp. 245-273). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing, Inc.

Douglas, N.F., Hinckley, J.J., Haley, W.E., Andel, R., Chisolm, T.H., Eddins, A.C. (2014). Perceptions of speech-language pathologists linked to evidence-based practice use in skilled nursing facilities. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 23(4), 612-624.

Hinckley, J.J. & Douglas, N.F. (2013). Treatment fidelity: Its importance and reported frequency in aphasia treatment studies.  American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 22, S279-S284.

Hallowell, B., Douglas, N., Wertz, R.T. & Kim, S. (2004). Control and description of visual   function in research on aphasia and related disorders. Aphasiology, 18 (5/6/7), 611-623.

Research Areas

Adult Cognitive-Communicative Disorders, Dementia, Aphasia, Implementation Science, Caregiver Training‚Äč