Melanie Buhr-Lawler

Clinical Professor

College of Letters and Science | Communication Sciences and Disorders

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin

Dr. Melanie Buhr-Lawler is an audiologist and clinical professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, where she teaches and supervises in the Doctor of Audiology program. Dr. Buhr-Lawler provides clinical care at the UW Speech and Hearing Clinic. She is passionate about improving communication for individuals with hearing loss, promoting hearing loss prevention, and conducting audiology clinical outreach. Dr. Buhr-Lawler has received the Audiologist of the Year and Student Mentor Awards from the Wisconsin Speech-Language Hearing Association.


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