Dr. Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker

Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker is a speech-language pathologist, audiologist, and epidemiologist. Her clinical experience in managing complex communication disorders led her into clinical research. She is an assistant professor in the Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Wyoming, located in Laramie, Wyoming.

With a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a M.S. in Epidemiology, the long-term goal of her program of research is to improve family-centered evidence-based practice in those with severe disabilities. Her specific research emphasis is on cerebral palsy, autism, hearing loss, and Parkinson's disease. Her research interests include the relationship among effective treatment outcomes and individual and family factors as well as augmentative and alternative communication.