About Me

Credentials

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Medical

1991, MS, University of Redlands

Medical

2008, PhD, East Carolina University

Fellowship

1992, St. Jude Medical Center, Fullerton, California

Graduate

1991, MS, University of Redlands, California

Undergraduate

1989, BS, University of New Hampshire

Awards & Honors

Awards:

  • 2017: MU Top Faculty Achievers Award for receiving prestigious grants within the past year
  • 2016: Excellence in Research Mentoring of Trainees Award, University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • 2013: Nominated for the President’s Award for Early Career Excellence
Professional Affiliations:
  • 2010: Missouri Board of Speech and Language Pathologists License
  • 2007: Dysphagia Research Society
  • 1992: Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • 2005: Society for Neuroscience
  • 2005: ASHA Special Interest Group 2 (Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders)
  • 2000: ASHA Special Interest Group 13 (Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders)
Articles: Patents:
  • US 9,107,385 B2 – Animal kennel for scientific examination – Issued 8/18/2016
  • US 2016/0081591 A1 – System and Method for Laryngeal Reflex Examination – Published 3/24/2016
  • US Provisional App. 62/481,946 – Detecting and Monitoring Bulbar Dysfunction – Filed 4/5/2016

Locations

One Hospital Drive
Columbia, Missouri, 65212
United States

(573) 882-8174