Dr. Martin-Harris is the Alice Gabrielle Twight Professor in the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery and Radiation Oncology, Director of the Swallowing Cross System Collaborative Laboratory, and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the School of Communication at Northwestern University. Dr. Martin-Harris’ clinical and research interests include respiratory swallowing interactions, and swallowing assessment and treatment approaches for dysphagic patients related to head and neck cancer, neurologic and pulmonary diseases.
She is the Past Chair of the Specialty Board for Board Certification in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, and Past-President of the Dysphagia Research Society. She is Associate Editor for the Dysphagia Journal and past Associate Editor for the Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research and the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. She is a recipient of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Honors of the Association, recipient of the 2016 Admiral Albert J. Baciocco Innovation Award – Medical University of South Carolina, Honorary Member of the MUSC Chapter of The National Academy of Inventors and recipient of Honors from the South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association (SCSHA). She is the author and developer of the first standardized and validated method for videofluoroscopic assessment of swallowing impairment (Modified Barium Swallowing Impairment Profile, MBSImP), translated to clinical instruction in 188 university graduate programs and clinical practices in the US, Canada and 39 additional countries. Her work is funded by the National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIH/NIDCD), the National Cancer Institute (NIH/NCI), Bracco Diagnostics, Inc., and the Veteran’s Administration (VA RR&D), and Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation.
- CSD 497- Swallow Physiology and PathologyCSD 469
- CSD 469 - Special Topics in CSD: Best Practices in Dysphagia Treatment