My research focuses on the identification and treatment of perturbations in upper aerodigestive physiology that impede an infant’s ability to successfully breathe and orally feed. As part of this line I have worked in the development of non-invasive diagnostic technologies designed to guide precise and personalized dysphagia care among infants born premature, those with congenital heart defects, and those suffering from chronic respiratory deficits.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Health & Rehabilitation Science, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 2014 -
  • M.S.: Communication Science & Disorders, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 2010 -
  • B.S.: Communication Science & Disorders, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY, 2008 -


  • Pediatric Aerodigestive Physiology
  • Dysphagia (Swallowing Disorders)
  • Medically Fragile Infants