Emily K Plowman

Emily K Plowman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, FASHA

Professor, Department Of Surgery – Division Of Cardiovascular Surgery

Department: MD-SURGERY-TCV-CARDIOVASC
Business Phone: (352) 273-8632
Business Email: eplowman@phhp.ufl.edu

About Emily K Plowman

Dr. Emily Plowman established and directs the Aerodigestive Research Core (ARC) laboratory across its two sites at the Ohio State University and University of Florida. She is an internationally recognized expert in the field of dysphagia who has held uninterrupted funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since commencing her academic career in 2009. Her current research at OSU and UF are supported by the National Institute of Aging (R01 AG077481-09), National Institute of Nursing Research (R01 NR020175-01A1), National Institute of Cancer (1R01 CA271223), Department of Defense (DOD HT9425-23-1-0065), and the ALS Association (clinical management award). Dr. Plowman has authored over 85 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, given over 600 lectures worldwide, and obtained over 30 external research grants. In addition to her own research, Dr. Plowman is passionate about mentoring the future generation of clinician scientists and her mentorship efforts were recently recognized by the National Institutes of Health with the NINDS Story Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship by a Neuroscientist (2022) and the University of Florida Doctoral Mentor of the Year award (2021). She was inducted into the American Speech and Hearing Association as a Fellow in 2022 and was elected to be the incoming President of the international Dysphagia Research Society for 2026.

At the University of Florida, Dr. Plowman holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Surgery – Division of Cardiovascular Surgery where she conducts research investigating value-based models of perioperative across the age-span, in both congenital and adult patient populations. This research program seeks to shift current reactive postoperative care practices towards use of a proactive, multi-faceted (prevention, prediction, detection, intervention), and evidence-based model of care across the entire perioperative continuum. It specifically seeks to identify contributing risk factors of dysphagia development following cardiothoracic surgical procedures to inform best practice guidelines and the development of a novel clinical tool (electronic risk prediction calculator) to provide risk stratifications and guide triaged care pathways. This work also aims to identify bedside biomarkers of aspiration and will validate a pragmatic non-invasive bedside screening tool to facilitate early and accurate dysphagia detection and ultimately mitigate the development of adverse health outcomes. This work in cardiovascular surgery is funded by the National Institutes of Nursing Research, American Heart Association, and the Children’s Miracle Network.

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Additional Positions:
Director
2015 – Current · Aerodigestive Research Core

Accomplishments

President Elect
2023 · Dysphagia Research Society
ASHA Fellow
2022 · American Speech and Hearing Association
Doctoral Mentor of the Year
2021 · College of PHHP, University of Florida
NIH Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship
2021 · NINDS, National Institutes of Health
Superior Accomplishment Award
2021 · UF Health
Deans Publication Award
2020 · University of Florida

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2019-2021
SPA4931 Honors in Communication Sciences and Disorders
2016-2022
RSD7979 Advanced Research
2015-2017,2020-2022
SPA6805 Introduction to Graduate Research
2017-2020,2022-2024
RSD7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2019-2020
RSD6940 Supervised Teaching
2020
RSD6938 Doctoral Seminar in Rehabilitation Science
2018-2020
HSC4913 Supervised Research Experience
2020-2023
SPA6581 Special Clinical
2017,2019-2021,2021
RSD6905 Individual Work
2017-2019,2021
RSD6910 Supervised Research
2018-2019
SPA4050 Clinical Observations in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
2016-2017,2019
RSD6930 Special Topics in Rehabilitation Science
2017-2018
SPA6524 Practicum in Speech-Language Therapy: UFSHC
2016-2017
SPA6905 Individual Study
2016-2017,2022-2023
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
2021-2023
SPA6971 Research for Master’s Thesis
2021-2022
SPA4904 Individual Study

Board Certifications

  • Certificate of Clinical Competencies (CCC-SLP)
    American Speech and Hearing Association
  • Certified Speech Language Pathologist
    Speech Pathology Australia

Clinical Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Cough
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysphagia

Research Profile

Dr. Plowman leads of the Aerodigestive Research Core (ARC) whose mission is to improve assessment and clinical management approaches for upper aerodigestive tract disorders to optimize functions of swallowing, breathing, and airway clearance; patient quality of life; and survivorship. Dr. Plowman and her team strive to conduct pragmatic, meaningful, and translatable clinical research that can be utilized by clinicians working ‘in the trenches’ to improve patient outcomes.

Research interests include: 1. Elucidating mechanisms of normal and disordered swallowing and upper aerodigestive tract functions. 2. Development of dysphagia risk prediction instruments to guide evidence-based triaged clinical care pathways. 3. Validation of non-invasive clinical screening tools to enable early and accurate detection of dysphagia. 4. Development of proactive, mechanistically grounded interventions to maintain and/or improve vital upper airway functions of breathing, airway clearance/defense and deglutition. 5. Dissemination of Value-Based Models of Care to improve patient outcomes.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-0198-4297

Areas of Interest
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery and Postoperative Recovery
  • Clinical outcomes studies
  • Health Policy and Value Based Care
  • Mechanism-based mathematical modeling
  • Screening tool validation
  • dysphagia

Publications

2024
Longitudinal changes of swallowing safety and efficiency in infants with spinal muscular atrophy who received disease modifying therapies
Pediatric Pulmonology. 59(5):1364-1371 [DOI] 10.1002/ppul.26919.
2023
A prospective examination of swallow and cough dysfunction after lung transplantation
Neurogastroenterology & Motility. 35(4) [DOI] 10.1111/nmo.14458.
2023
Dextromethorphan/quinidine for the treatment of bulbar impairment in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Annals of clinical and translational neurology. 10(8):1296-1304 [DOI] 10.1002/acn3.51821. [PMID] 37265174.
2023
Differences in pharyngeal swallow event timing: Healthy aging, Parkinson disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Laryngoscope investigative otolaryngology. 8(2):466-477 [DOI] 10.1002/lio2.1019. [PMID] 37090868.
2023
Dysphagia after cardiac surgery: Prevalence, risk factors, and associated outcomes.
The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 165(2):737-746.e3 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2021.02.087. [PMID] 33814177.
2023
Functional Lingual Pressure Thresholds for Swallowing Safety and Efficiency Impairments in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Dysphagia. 38(2):676-685 [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-022-10499-1. [PMID] 35907088.
2023
Maximum lingual pressure impacts both swallowing safety and efficiency in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Neurogastroenterology & Motility. 35(4) [DOI] 10.1111/nmo.14521. [PMID] 36573040.
2023
Maximum Phonation Time as a Surrogate Marker for Airway Clearance Physiologic Capacity and Pulmonary Function in Individuals With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 66(4):1165-1172 [DOI] 10.1044/2022_jslhr-22-00522.
2023
Predictors of Peak Expiratory Cough Flow in Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Dysphagia. 38(2):719-725 [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-022-10503-8. [PMID] 35931882.
2023
Preoperative respiratory strength training is feasible and safe and improves pulmonary physiologic capacity in individuals undergoing cardiovascular surgery.
JTCVS open. 15:324-331 [DOI] 10.1016/j.xjon.2023.07.005. [PMID] 37808054.
2023
Profiles of Dysarthria and Dysphagia in Individuals With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 66(1):154-162 [DOI] 10.1044/2022_jslhr-22-00312.
2023
Profiling Number of Swallows per Bolus and Residue in Individuals With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 66(10):3763-3772 [DOI] 10.1044/2023_jslhr-23-00209.
2023
Provision of Oral Care in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit: Survey of Nursing Staff Training, Confidence, Methods, Attitudes, and Perceived Barriers.
Journal of continuing education in nursing. 54(7):313-321 [DOI] 10.3928/00220124-20230620-02. [PMID] 37390307.
2023
Respiratory Strength Training in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Multicenter, Sham-Controlled Trial.
Neurology. 100(15):e1634-e1642 [DOI] 10.1212/WNL.0000000000206830. [PMID] 36805435.
2023
Sensitivity and specificity of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Functional Rating Scale—Revised to detect dysarthria in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Muscle & Nerve. 68(3):296-302 [DOI] 10.1002/mus.27923. [PMID] 37345346.
2023
Utility of Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
Cureus. 15(7) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.42291. [PMID] 37609102.
2022
Comparison of Lingual Pressure Generation Capacity in Parkinson Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, and Healthy Aging
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 31(4):1845-1853 [DOI] 10.1044/2022_ajslp-21-00385.
2022
Comparison of Validated Videofluoroscopic Outcomes of Pharyngeal Residue: Concordance Between a Perceptual, Ordinal, and Bolus-Based Rating Scale and a Normalized Pixel-Based Quantitative Outcome
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 65(7):2510-2517 [DOI] 10.1044/2022_jslhr-21-00659.
2022
Discriminant Ability of the 3-Ounce Water Swallow Test to Detect Aspiration in Acute Postoperative Cardiac Surgical Patients
Dysphagia. 37(4):831-838 [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-021-10333-0.
2022
Discriminant ability of the 3‐ounce water swallow test to detect aspiration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Neurogastroenterology & Motility. 34(7) [DOI] 10.1111/nmo.14310. [PMID] 34936158.
2022
Discriminant Ability of the Eating Assessment Tool-10 to Detect Swallowing Safety and Efficiency Impairments.
The Laryngoscope. 132(12):2319-2326 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.30043. [PMID] 35137963.
2022
Incidence, risk factors, and sequelae of dysphagia mediated aspiration following lung transplantation
The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 41(8):1095-1103 [DOI] 10.1016/j.healun.2022.05.001.
2022
Swallowing Safety and Efficiency Impairment Profiles in Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Dysphagia. 37(3):644-654 [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-021-10315-2. [PMID] 34037850.
2021
Biomechanical Biomarkers of Tongue Impairment During Swallowing in Persons Diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Dysphagia. 36(1):147-156 [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-020-10116-z. [PMID] 32347416.
2021
Reflexive Airway Sensorimotor Responses in Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Dysphagia. 36(4):574-582 [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-020-10171-6. [PMID] 32778945.
2021
The Frequency of Atypical and Extreme Values for Pharyngeal Phase Swallowing Measures in Mild Parkinson Disease Compared to Healthy Aging
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 64(8):3032-3050 [DOI] 10.1044/2021_jslhr-21-00084.
2021
Vocal Fold Mobility Impairment After Cardiovascular Surgery: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Sequela.
The Annals of thoracic surgery. 112(1):53-60 [DOI] 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.07.074. [PMID] 33075318.
2020
A Cross-Sectional, Quantitative Videofluoroscopic Analysis of Swallowing Physiology and Function in Individuals With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR. 63(4):948-962 [DOI] 10.1044/2020_JSLHR-19-00051. [PMID] 32310713.
2020
Concordant Validity of a Digital Peak Cough Flow Meter to Assess Voluntary Cough Strength in Individuals with ALS.
Dysphagia. 35(4):568-573 [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-019-10060-7. [PMID] 31493068.
2020
Diagnostic utility of the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Functional Rating Scale—Revised to detect pharyngeal dysphagia in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
PLOS ONE. 15(8) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0236804. [PMID] 32790801.
2020
Differences in voluntary and reflexive cough strength in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and healthy adults
Muscle & Nerve. 62(5):597-600 [DOI] 10.1002/mus.27040.
2020
High-Resolution Pharyngeal Manometry and Impedance: Protocols and Metrics-Recommendations of a High-Resolution Pharyngeal Manometry International Working Group.
Dysphagia. 35(2):281-295 [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-019-10023-y. [PMID] 31168756.
2020
Response to the Commentary on ‘Concordant Validity of a Digital Peak Cough Flow Meter to Assess Voluntary Cough Strength in Individuals with ALS’.
Dysphagia. 35(5):876-878 [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-020-10132-z. [PMID] 32440734.
2020
Shifting Tides Toward a Proactive Patient-Centered Approach in Dysphagia Management of Neurodegenerative Disease.
American journal of speech-language pathology. 29(2S):1094-1109 [DOI] 10.1044/2020_AJSLP-19-00136. [PMID] 32650651.
2020
Swallowing screening practice patterns for nurses in the cardiac surgery intensive care unit
Journal of Clinical Nursing. 29(23-24):4573-4582 [DOI] 10.1111/jocn.15490.
2019
Characteristics of impaired voluntary cough function in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis & frontotemporal degeneration. 20(1-2):37-42 [DOI] 10.1080/21678421.2018.1510011. [PMID] 30652513.
2019
Clinical Measures of Bulbar Dysfunction in ALS.
Frontiers in neurology. 10 [DOI] 10.3389/fneur.2019.00106. [PMID] 30837936.
2019
Impact of expiratory strength training in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Results of a randomized, sham‐controlled trial
Muscle & Nerve. 59(1):40-46 [DOI] 10.1002/mus.26292.
2019
Provisional best practices guidelines for the evaluation of bulbar dysfunction in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Muscle & Nerve. 59(5):531-536 [DOI] 10.1002/mus.26408.
2019
Relationship between oral intake, patient perceived swallowing impairment, and objective videofluoroscopic measures of swallowing in patients with head and neck cancer.
Head & neck. 41(4):1016-1023 [DOI] 10.1002/hed.25542. [PMID] 30549151.
2018
A Survey of Clinician Decision Making When Identifying Swallowing Impairments and Determining Treatment.
Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR. 61(11):2735-2756 [DOI] 10.1044/2018_JSLHR-S-17-0212. [PMID] 30458527.
2018
Best practices protocol for the evaluation of bulbar dysfunction: summary recommendations from the NEALS bulbar subcommittee symposium.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis & frontotemporal degeneration. 19(3-4):311-312 [DOI] 10.1080/21678421.2017.1404109. [PMID] 29205054.
2018
Combined respiratory training in an individual with C9orf72 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Annals of clinical and translational neurology. 5(9):1134-1138 [DOI] 10.1002/acn3.623. [PMID] 30250869.
2018
Cough strength and expiratory force in aspirating and nonaspirating postradiation head and neck cancer survivors.
The Laryngoscope. 128(7):1615-1621 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.26986. [PMID] 29114887.
2018
Effects of Submental Surface Electrical Stimulation on Swallowing Kinematics in Healthy Adults: An Error-Based Learning Paradigm.
American journal of speech-language pathology. 27(4):1375-1384 [DOI] 10.1044/2018_AJSLP-17-0224. [PMID] 30076418.
2018
Elucidating inconsistencies in dysphagia diagnostics: Redefining normal.
International journal of speech-language pathology. 20(3):310-317 [DOI] 10.1080/17549507.2018.1461931. [PMID] 29724130.
2018
Expiratory muscle strength training for radiation-associated aspiration after head and neck cancer: A case series.
The Laryngoscope. 128(5):1044-1051 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.26845. [PMID] 28833185.
2018
Lingual and Jaw Kinematic Abnormalities Precede Speech and Swallowing Impairments in ALS.
Dysphagia. 33(6):840-847 [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-018-9909-4. [PMID] 29774424.
2018
Oropharyngeal dysphagia profiles in individuals with oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy
Neurogastroenterology & Motility. 30(4) [DOI] 10.1111/nmo.13251. [PMID] 29144056.
2018
Reduced pharyngeal constriction is associated with impaired swallowing efficiency in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Neurogastroenterology & Motility. 30(12) [DOI] 10.1111/nmo.13450. [PMID] 30129164.
2017
Dysphagia-related quality of life in oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy: Psychometric properties of the SWAL-QOL instrument.
Muscle & nerve. 56(1):28-35 [DOI] 10.1002/mus.25441. [PMID] 27759888.
2017
Relationship Between the Eating Assessment Tool-10 and Objective Clinical Ratings of Swallowing Function in Individuals with Head and Neck Cancer.
Dysphagia. 32(1):83-89 [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-016-9741-7. [PMID] 27538876.
2017
The evaluation of bulbar dysfunction in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: survey of clinical practice patterns in the United States.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis & frontotemporal degeneration. 18(5-6):351-357 [DOI] 10.1080/21678421.2017.1313868. [PMID] 28425762.
2016
Defining Swallowing-Related Quality of Life Profiles in Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Dysphagia. 31(3):376-82 [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-015-9686-2. [PMID] 26837611.
2016
Discriminant ability of the Eating Assessment Tool‐10 to detect aspiration in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Neurogastroenterology & Motility. 28(1):85-90 [DOI] 10.1111/nmo.12700. [PMID] 26510823.
2016
Impact of expiratory strength training in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Muscle & nerve. 54(1):48-53 [DOI] 10.1002/mus.24990. [PMID] 26599236.
2016
In response to late tracheotomy is associated with higher morbidity and mortality in mechanically ventilated patients.
The Laryngoscope. 126(5) [DOI] 10.1002/lary.25703. [PMID] 26451962.
2016
Respiratory training in an individual with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Annals of clinical and translational neurology. 3(10):819-823 [PMID] 27752517.
2016
To Cough or Not to Cough? Examining the Potential Utility of Cough Testing in the Clinical Evaluation of Swallowing.
Current physical medicine and rehabilitation reports. 4(4):262-276 [DOI] 10.1007/s40141-016-0134-5. [PMID] 28529824.
2016
Voluntary Cough Airflow Differentiates Safe Versus Unsafe Swallowing in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Dysphagia. 31(3):383-90 [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-015-9687-1. [PMID] 26803772.
2015
Is There a Role for Exercise in the Management of Bulbar Dysfunction in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?
Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR. 58(4):1151-66 [DOI] 10.1044/2015_JSLHR-S-14-0270. [PMID] 26091205.
2015
Late tracheotomy is associated with higher morbidity and mortality in mechanically ventilated patients.
The Laryngoscope. 125(9):2134-8 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.25322. [PMID] 26152892.
2014
Autologous myoblasts attenuate atrophy and improve tongue force in a denervated tongue model: a pilot study.
The Laryngoscope. 124(2):E20-6 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.24352. [PMID] 23929623.
2014
Targeted motor rehabilitation dissociates corticobulbar versus corticospinal dysfunction in an animal model of Parkinson’s disease.
Neurorehabilitation and neural repair. 28(1):85-95 [DOI] 10.1177/1545968313498648. [PMID] 23921422.
2013
A bibliometric review of published abstracts presented at the Dysphagia Research Society: 2001-2011.
Dysphagia. 28(2):123-30 [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-012-9420-2. [PMID] 22893228.
2013
Causes of dysphagia in a tertiary-care swallowing center.
The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology. 122(5):335-8 [PMID] 23815051.
2013
Differential sensitivity of cranial and limb motor function to nigrostriatal dopamine depletion.
Behavioural brain research. 237:157-63 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bbr.2012.09.031. [PMID] 23018122.
2013
Geometric morphometric shape analysis in an ovine model confirms that the upper esophageal sphincter is not round.
The Laryngoscope. 123(3):721-6 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.23634. [PMID] 23042631.
2013
The upper esophageal sphincter is not round: a pilot study evaluating a novel, physiology-based approach to upper esophageal sphincter dilation.
The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology. 122(4):217-21 [PMID] 23697317.
2012
A multi-institutional analysis of tracheotomy complications.
The Laryngoscope. 122(1):38-45 [DOI] 10.1002/lary.22364. [PMID] 22183627.
2012
Post-stroke aphasia prognosis: a review of patient-related and stroke-related factors.
Journal of evaluation in clinical practice. 18(3):689-94 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2011.01650.x. [PMID] 21395923.
2011
Antiphospholipid syndrome and other lupus-related movement disorders.
Handbook of clinical neurology. 100:237-45 [DOI] 10.1016/B978-0-444-52014-2.00016-1. [PMID] 21496583.
2011
Behavioral and neurophysiological correlates of striatal dopamine depletion: a rodent model of Parkinson’s disease.
Journal of communication disorders. 44(5):549-56 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2011.04.008. [PMID] 21601869.
2011
Striatal dopamine depletion induces forelimb motor impairments and disrupts forelimb movement representations within the motor cortex.
Journal of Parkinson's disease. 1(1):93-100 [DOI] 10.3233/JPD-2011-11017. [PMID] 23939260.
2010
Dissociating the Neural Substrates of Oral and Limb Motor Impairments in Parkinson’s Disease
Dysphagia. 25:354-355
2010
Motor cortex reorganization across the lifespan.
Journal of communication disorders. 43(4):286-94 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2010.04.005. [PMID] 20478572.
2009
Fundamental Frequency and Intensity Mean and Variability Before and After Two Behavioral Treatments for Aprosodia
Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology. 17:45-53
2009
The Relationship Between Quality of Life and Swallowing in Parkinson’s Disease
Dysphagia. 24:464-465
2009
The relationship between quality of life and swallowing in Parkinson’s disease.
Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society. 24(9):1352-8 [DOI] 10.1002/mds.22617. [PMID] 19425089.

Grants

Aug 2022 – Aug 2023
Establishing Reference Values and Clinical Decision Points for Quantitative Videofluoroscopic Measures of Swallowing
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK via NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Mar 2022 ACTIVE
Mechanisms, Predictors and Clinical Markers of Dysphagia in Cardiac Surgical Patients
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NINR
Jan 2022 – Oct 2022
Does Prophylactic Targeted Exercise Improve Postoperative Health Outcomes in Cardiac Surgical Patients
Role: Other
Funding: AMER HEART ASSOCIATION
Nov 2021 – Nov 2022
Safety, Feasibility, and Impact of Preoperative Respiratory Strength Training in Cardiac Surgical Patients
Role: Other
Funding: AMERICAN SPEECH LANGUAGE HEARING FDN
Jun 2020 – Feb 2022
The Pathophysiology of Swallowing Impairment in People recovering from COVID-19 Infection
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK via NATL INST OF HLTH NIDCD
Sep 2019 – Aug 2020
The Role of Homeostenosis in Bulbar Function in ALS and Aging
Role: Other
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS
Aug 2019 ACTIVE
CTOA
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF FLORIDA
Mar 2019 – Dec 2021
The Impact of Nuedexta on Bulbar Physiology and Function in ALS
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS ASSOC
Jan 2018 – Dec 2019
A pilot study of lung volume recruitment combined with expiratory muscle strength training in ALS
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF MINNESOTA via AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS ASSOC
Aug 2017 – May 2023
Mechanisms of airway protection dysfunction in Parkinson's disease
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD
Apr 2017 – Mar 2023
Delineating Physiologic Mechanisms of Swallowing impairment and Decline in ALS
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS
Mar 2017 – Feb 2021
Physiological Flow of Liquids Used in Dysphagia Management
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK via NATL INST OF HLTH NIDCD
May 2016 – Jun 2018
EXPEDITED: EFFECTS OF EXPIRATORY MUSCLE TRAINING IN PERSONS WITH AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS: A RANDOMIZED CONTROL TRIAL
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS ASSOC
Sep 2015 – Jun 2016
Effects of Strength Training on Bulbar Function in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF SOUTH FLORIDA via NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD
Apr 2015 – Jun 2021
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF DIV OF SPONSORED RES MATCHING FUNDS

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