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VOICE & SWALLOW MECHANICS LAB

Dr. Victoria McKenna’s research lab aims to increase access to clinical tools and improve the efficiency of diagnosis and treatment for voice and swallowing disorders.

The VSM Lab focuses on translational scientific research of the human larynx and respiratory system. We work across the continuum of translational research from projects that examine the fundamental underlying physiological presentations of disease and disorder, to clinical patient-centered applications that aim to incorporate technology and health-education into patient care.

 

Latest Project: View our FREE educational modules that provide strategies to improve comunication and voice in mask-wearers.   

THREE PRONGED APPROACH

The Voice and Swallow Mechanics Lab is a collaborative team of scientists that use clinical knowledge and engineering techniques to study physiological systems in diseased and disordered states. Our innovative approaches develop technology and methods to improve the accuracy and efficiency of diagnosis for individuals with voice and swallowing problems.

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CLINICAL TRANSLATION TO PATIENT POPULATIONS

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MULTISYSTEM
PHYSOLOGICAL
ANALYSIS

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ALGORITHMIC PROCESSING & ENGINEERING TOOLS

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PROJECTS

The VSM Lab has collaborative projects across the fields of speech-language pathology, laryngology, engineering, and computer science. 

Please click the link below
for our on-going projects and funding information.

OUTREACH

We have made it a priority to share our findings with the scientific, clinical, and public communities. Our most recent outreach initiative developed educational modules to improve voice and communication in mask-wearing community members.

To access educational modules, materials, and resources, please click the link below. 

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“The overarching goal of my laboratory is to improve our understanding of voice and swallow physiology through development and validation of quantifiable methods, with the aim to directly translate our innovative approaches to clinical care.”

DR. VICTORIA MCKENNA
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR OF THE VSM LAB

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