UCHealth Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus1635 Aurora Ct, 6th floor, Aurora, CO 80045
CU Medicine Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
UCHealth Cherry Creek Medical Center100 Cook Street Suite 304, Denver, CO 80206
Clinical Interest for Patients
As a speech-language pathologist, my primary clinical interests are assessment and treatment of voice and upper airway disorders. I also provide voice and communication training for the trans community.
Our multidisciplinary team of speech-language pathologists and laryngologists strives to provide the best and most up to date care for people with voice and upper airway disorders across the lifespan. I work with patients on an individual level and tailor treatment to their social and occupational needs.
- Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
Conditions & Treatments
Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
Airway disorders, Airway noises/obstruction, Benign vocal fold nodules, polyps, and cysts, Chronic cough/throat-clearing, Globus sensation, Hoarseness, Infectious laryngitis, Laryngeal cancer, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR), Muscle tension dysphonia, Parkinson’s Disease, Professional Voice Problems, Spasmodic dysphonia, Sulcus Vocalis, Transgender voice, Vocal Cord Paralysis, Vocal tremor, Voice disorders
Symptoms and Manifestations
Interests & Activities
I find joy in being outdoors, whether skiing, hiking, or cheering for my kids sports teams. I also enjoy playing volleyball, reading, puzzles, and cooking.
I am involved in several ongoing volunteer efforts with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Beyond service to my profession, I foster animals for an animal rescue organization and get involved with local service projects whenever I am able.
Education & Training
BA, University of British Columbia, BC Canada (2003)
MS, MGH Institute Of Health Professions (2006)
PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison (2015)
Massachusetts General Hospital Program (2007)
University of Colorado (2017)
American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Member
Colorado Speech-Language Hearing Association, Member
Pan American Vocology Association, Member
Research & Grants
Animal Model of Neurogenic Inflammation (2017)
GALIIP Pilot Award (PI: Rena Yadlapati, MD) (2018)
Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Grant (Co-PI: Jen Lewon, MA) (2019)
Colorado Oral Strengthening Device (PI: Elizabeth Cuadrado, MS) (2020)
Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Grant (Co-PI: Karin Boerger, PhD) (2020)
Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Grant (Co-PI: Jen Lewon, MA) (2022)
Internet-Behavioral Cough Suppression Therapy (PI: Jane Reynolds, PhD) (2023)
Research Interests for Patients
My research focuses on improving assessment and treatment of patients with voice and upper airway disorders. I am broadly involved in research examining the pathophysiology of laryngeal diseases, particularly those related to irritation and inflammation. I use translational research techniques to investigate the structure and function of chemical receptors in the larynx and their relationship to chronic cough, paradoxical vocal fold motion, and vocal hyper function.