Karen W Hegland

Karen W Hegland, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Professor And Director Of The Master's Of Arts Degree In Communication Sciences & Disorders Program

Department: HP-SLP LANG & HEARING SCI
Business Phone: (352) 294-8366
Business Email: kwheeler@ufl.edu

Accomplishments

1st Place Scientific Poster
2023 · Dysphagia Research Society
ASHA Leadership Development Program
2022-2023 · American Speech-Language Hearing Association
UF Strategic Communications Academy
2022-2023 · University of Florida – Center for Public Interest Communications

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2013-2014,2020-2024
SPA5211 Voice Disorders
2019-2024
RSD7979 Advanced Research
2009,2015-2024
SPA6233 Speech Motor Control Disorders
2018-2023
RSD6910 Supervised Research
2014-2016,2019-2021
SPA4931 Honors in Communication Sciences and Disorders
2018-2020,2022-2023
RSD6905 Individual Work
2015-2022
SPA4104 Neural Basis of Communication
2018-2020
HSC4913 Supervised Research Experience
2019-2021,2023-2024
RSD6940 Supervised Teaching
2018
VME7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2014,2017-2018
SPA6524 Practicum in Speech-Language Therapy: UFSHC
2013-2015,2017-2018
SPA6905 Individual Study
2016-2017,2023
SPA6971 Research for Master’s Thesis
2013,2016-2023,2023-2024
SPA4904 Individual Study
2014-2016
SPA7979 Advanced Research
2014-2015
SPA4250 Introduction to Speech Disorders
2014-2015
SPA7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2013-2014
SPA6940 Supervised Teaching
2014
SPA7523 Practicum in Speech Pathology in a Medical/Dental Setting
2013-2014
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
2014
SPA3101 Speech Anatomy and Physiology
2021-2024
RSD7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2023-2024
SPA6581 Special Clinical

Board Certifications

  • CCC-SLP
    ASHA

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-9539-2876

Publications

2024
Mechanisms of Swallowing, Speech and Voice Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease: Literature Review with Our First Evidence for the Periperal Nervous System Involvement.
Dysphagia. [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-024-10693-3. [PMID] 38498201.
2023
A prospective examination of swallow and cough dysfunction after lung transplantation.
Neurogastroenterology and motility. 35(4) [DOI] 10.1111/nmo.14458. [PMID] 36168190.
2023
Characterization of Ethyl Butyrate-Induced Cough Before and After Breath Control Techniques in Healthy Adults.
American journal of speech-language pathology. 32(2):675-687 [DOI] 10.1044/2022_AJSLP-22-00233. [PMID] 36634229.
2023
Maximal Expiratory Pressure and Its Link With Cough Airflow Before and After Expiratory Muscle Strength Training in Parkinson’s Disease
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups. 1-10 [DOI] 10.1044/2023_persp-23-00065.
2023
Motor Performance During Sensorimotor Training for Airway Protection in Parkinson’s Disease
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 32(6):2718-2733 [DOI] 10.1044/2023_ajslp-23-00055.
2023
Primary site of constriction during the compression phase of cough in healthy young adults.
Respiratory physiology & neurobiology. 311 [DOI] 10.1016/j.resp.2023.104033. [PMID] 36764504.
2023
Rehabilitating Cough Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Movement Disorders. 38(2):201-211 [DOI] 10.1002/mds.29268.
2022
An investigation of interference between electromagnetic articulography and electroglottography.
JASA express letters. 2(9) [DOI] 10.1121/10.0014033. [PMID] 36182347.
2022
Impact of Vocal Fry and Speaker Gender on Listener Perceptions of Speaker Personal Attributes.
Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvoice.2022.09.018. [PMID] 36400634.
2021
A Survey of Speech-Language Pathologists’ Experience With Clinical Cough Assessment.
Perspectives of the ASHA special interest groups. 6(6):1627-1640 [DOI] 10.1044/2021_persp-21-00144. [PMID] 35546793.
2021
Global Physiology and Pathophysiology of Cough: Part 2. Demographic and Clinical Considerations: CHEST Expert Panel Report.
Chest. 160(4):1413-1423 [DOI] 10.1016/j.chest.2021.04.039. [PMID] 33905678.
2021
Reflex vs. volitional cough differences amongst head and neck cancer survivors characterized by time since treatment and aspiration status.
Respiratory physiology & neurobiology. 293 [DOI] 10.1016/j.resp.2021.103702. [PMID] 34033947.
2021
Reflexive Airway Sensorimotor Responses in Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Dysphagia. 36(4):574-582 [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-020-10171-6. [PMID] 32778945.
2020
A comprehensive review of the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease dysphagia and aspiration
Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 14(6):411-424 [DOI] 10.1080/17474124.2020.1769475. [PMID] 32657208.
2020
Dysarthria and Speech Intelligibility Following Parkinson’s Disease Globus Pallidus Internus Deep Brain Stimulation.
Journal of Parkinson's disease. 10(4):1493-1502 [DOI] 10.3233/JPD-202246. [PMID] 32955467.
2020
Impact of Tussigenic Stimuli on Perceived Upper Airway Sensation and Motor Cough Response Following Total Laryngectomy.
Frontiers in physiology. 11 [DOI] 10.3389/fphys.2020.00477. [PMID] 32547408.
2020
Respiratory-Swallow Pattern Following Total Laryngectomy.
Dysphagia. 35(2):321-327 [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-019-10031-y. [PMID] 31278485.
2020
Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation on the Submental Area: The Relations of Biopsychological Factors with Maximum Amplitude Tolerance and Perceived Discomfort Level.
Dysphagia. 35(2):301-307 [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-019-10029-6. [PMID] 31209638.
2019
Management of Dysphagia in Acquired and Progressive Neurologic Conditions.
Seminars in speech and language. 40(3):203-212 [DOI] 10.1055/s-0039-1688981. [PMID] 31158904.
2019
Measurement of maximum tongue protrusion force (MTPF) in healthy young adults.
Physiological reports. 7(13) [DOI] 10.14814/phy2.14175. [PMID] 31293083.
2019
Relationship Between Respiratory Sensory Perception, Speech, and Swallow in Parkinson’s Disease.
Movement disorders clinical practice. 6(3):243-249 [DOI] 10.1002/mdc3.12732. [PMID] 30949556.
2019
The Effects of Electrical Stimulation Pulse Duration on Lingual Palatal Pressure Measures During Swallowing in Healthy Older Adults.
Dysphagia. 34(4):529-539 [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-019-09991-y. [PMID] 30820657.
2017
Cough Physiology in Elderly Women With Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Infections
Journal of Applied Physiology. 122(5):1262-1266 [DOI] 10.1152/japplphysiol.00939.2016.
2017
Voluntary upregulation of reflex cough is possible in healthy older adults and Parkinson’s disease.
Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). 123(1):19-26 [DOI] 10.1152/japplphysiol.00612.2016. [PMID] 28360120.
2016
Alterations in oropharyngeal sensory evoked potentials (PSEP) with Parkinson’s disease.
Respiratory physiology & neurobiology. 229:11-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.resp.2016.04.004. [PMID] 27090350.
2016
Analysis of Clinicians’ Perceptual Cough Evaluation.
Dysphagia. 31(4):521-30 [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-016-9708-8. [PMID] 27115759.
2016
Comparison of Two Methods for Inducing Reflex Cough in Patients With Parkinson’s Disease, With and Without Dysphagia.
Dysphagia. 31(1):66-73 [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-015-9659-5. [PMID] 26497650.
2016
Interdisciplinary Parkinson’s Disease Deep Brain Stimulation Screening and the Relationship to Unintended Hospitalizations and Quality of Life.
PloS one. 11(5) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0153785. [PMID] 27159519.
2016
Reflex Cough and Disease Duration as Predictors of Swallowing Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease.
Dysphagia. 31(6):757-764 [PMID] 27461481.
2016
Rehabilitation of Swallowing and Cough Functions Following Stroke: An Expiratory Muscle Strength Training Trial.
Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 97(8):1345-51 [DOI] 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.03.027. [PMID] 27130637.
2016
Respiratory training in an individual with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Annals of clinical and translational neurology. 3(10):819-823 [PMID] 27752517.
2016
Tailored deep brain stimulation optimization for improved airway protective outcomes in Parkinson’s disease.
Interdisciplinary neurosurgery : Advanced techniques and case management. 5:3-5 [PMID] 27795943.
2015
Capsaicin Induced Cough and Urge-To-Cough in Elderly Individuals With Sarcopenia
Biological Psychology. 104
2015
Decreased Sensitivity To Cough Stimulus in Persons With Parkinson’s Disease and Dysphagia
Biological Psychology. 104
2015
Rate of aspiration pneumonia in hospitalized Parkinson’s disease patients: a cross-sectional study.
BMC neurology. 15 [DOI] 10.1186/s12883-015-0362-9. [PMID] 26141135.
2015
Respiratory kinematic and airflow differences between reflex and voluntary cough in healthy young adults.
Frontiers in physiology. 6 [DOI] 10.3389/fphys.2015.00284. [PMID] 26500560.
2014
A framework for understanding shared substrates of airway protection.
Journal of applied oral science : revista FOB. 22(4):251-60 [PMID] 25141195.
2014
Capsaicin Induced Cough and Urge-To-Cough in Elderly Individuals With Ntm
The FASEB's Journal. 28(1, S)
2014
Comparison of voluntary and reflex cough effectiveness in Parkinson’s disease.
Parkinsonism & related disorders. 20(11):1226-30 [DOI] 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2014.09.010. [PMID] 25246315.
2014
Decreased cough sensitivity and aspiration in Parkinson disease.
Chest. 146(5):1294-1299 [DOI] 10.1378/chest.14-0066. [PMID] 24968148.
2014
Negative emotional stimulation decreases respiratory sensory gating in healthy humans.
Respiratory physiology & neurobiology. 204:50-7 [DOI] 10.1016/j.resp.2014.08.019. [PMID] 25194691.
2014
Sequential voluntary cough and aspiration or aspiration risk in Parkinson’s disease.
Lung. 192(4):601-8 [DOI] 10.1007/s00408-014-9584-7. [PMID] 24792231.
2014
Swallowing outcomes following unilateral STN vs. GPi surgery: a retrospective analysis.
Dysphagia. 29(4):425-31 [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-014-9522-0. [PMID] 24652582.
2013
Cough expired volume and airflow rates during sequential induced cough.
Frontiers in physiology. 4 [DOI] 10.3389/fphys.2013.00167. [PMID] 23847546.
2013
Electromyographic Pattern Analysis of Swallow in Both the Conscious and Anesthetized Rat.
The FASEB's Journal. 27
2013
Nonsurgical treatment: swallowing rehabilitation.
Otolaryngologic clinics of North America. 46(6):1073-85 [DOI] 10.1016/j.otc.2013.08.003. [PMID] 24262960.
2012
Relationship Between Total Expired Air, Peak Airflow, and Cough Number in Reflex Cough
The FASEB's Journal. 26
2012
Volitional control of reflex cough.
Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985). 113(1):39-46 [DOI] 10.1152/japplphysiol.01299.2011. [PMID] 22492938.
2012
Volitional Modification of Cough Induced By Supra-Threshold Concentrations of Capsaicin
Lung. 190
2011
Behavioural Modulation of Reflex Cough
Biological Psychology. 87
2011
Comment on “Swallowing dysfunction after mechanical ventilation in trauma patients”.
Journal of critical care. 26(4):428-9; author reply 429 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jcrc.2011.03.009. [PMID] 21530150.
2011
Lung Volume Measured During Sequential Swallowing in Healthy Young Adults
Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR. 54(3):777-786 [DOI] 10.1044/1092-4388(2010/09-0237).
2011
Peak Morphology and Scalp Topography of the Pharyngeal Sensory-Evoked Potential
Dysphagia. 26(3):287-294 [DOI] 10.1007/s00455-010-9308-y. [PMID] 20890713.
2011
Urge to cough with voluntary suppression following mechanical pharyngeal stimulation.
Bratislavske lekarske listy. 112(3):109-14 [PMID] 21452760.
2010
Aspiration and swallowing in Parkinson disease and rehabilitation with EMST: a randomized trial.
Neurology. 75(21):1912-9 [DOI] 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181fef115. [PMID] 21098406.
2010
Cortical Gating of Oropharyngeal Sensory Stimuli
Dysphagia. 25
2010
Frontiers in respiratory physiology – grand challenge.
Frontiers in physiology. 1 [DOI] 10.3389/fphys.2010.00139. [PMID] 21423379.
2010
Morphology and Source Localization of the Pharyngeal Sensory Evoked Potential
Dysphagia. 25:384-385
2010
Oropharyngeal Mechanically Elicited Cortical Evoked Potentials in Pd and Healthy Adults: Relationships With Swallow Function
Dysphagia. 25
2010
Submental Muscle Recruitment With Tracheal Occlusion in Anesthetized Rats
Dysphagia. 25
2009
Lung Volume During Sequential Swallowing in Healthy Adults
Dysphagia. 24
2009
Lung volume during swallowing: single bolus swallows in healthy young adults.
Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR. 52(1):178-87 [DOI] 10.1044/1092-4388(2008/07-0165). [PMID] 18723599.
2009
Oropharyngeal Mechanically Elicited Cortical Evoked Potentials (Cep)
Dysphagia. 24:450-451
2009
Oropharyngeal Mechanically Elicited Cortical Evoked Potentials (Cep)
Dysphagia. 24:450-451
2008
Submental Semg and Hyoid Movement During Mendelsohn Maneuver, Effortful Swallow, and Expiratory Muscle Strength Training
Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR. 51:1072-1087 [DOI] 10.1044/d092-4388(2008/07-0016).
2008
Submental sEMG and hyoid movement during Mendelsohn maneuver, effortful swallow, and expiratory muscle strength training.
Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR. 51(5):1072-87 [DOI] 10.1044/1092-4388(2008/07-0016). [PMID] 18728114.
2006
Respiratory muscle strength training: functional outcomes versus plasticity.
Seminars in speech and language. 27(4):236-44 [DOI] 10.1055/s-2006-955114. [PMID] 17117350.
2006
The relationship between VHI scores and specific acoustic measures of mildly disordered voice production.
Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation. 20(2):308-17 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jvoice.2005.03.006. [PMID] 16126368.

Grants

Dec 2023 ACTIVE
ADVANCING THALAMIC NEUROSTIMULATION FOR SUPPRESING ESSENTIAL VOICE TREMOR
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS
Sep 2023 ACTIVE
Low utilization of deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy among minoritized individuals with Parkinson disease
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: AMER PARKINSON DISEASE ASSO
Aug 2023 ACTIVE
Effects of deep brain stimulation (DBS) on laryngeal function and associated behaviors in Parkinson Disease
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDCD
Jul 2023 ACTIVE
Exploring Pathways to Equitable Outcomes in Post-Stroke Aphasia and Dysphagia
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDCD
Aug 2022 ACTIVE
Breathing Research and Therapeutics (BREATHE)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI
Aug 2017 – May 2023
Mechanisms of airway protection dysfunction in Parkinson's disease
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD
Apr 2017 – Mar 2023
Delineating Physiologic Mechanisms of Swallowing impairment and Decline in ALS
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS
Sep 2016 – Jul 2022
Functional mapping of peripheral and central circuits for airway protection and breathing
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH OD
Jul 2016 – Jun 2020
Novel Management of Airway Protection in Parkinson's disease: A clinical trial
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY via FOX FOU, MICHAEL J
Aug 2015 – Jun 2021
CTSI Institutional Support
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF DIV OF SPONSORED RES MATCHING FUNDS
Apr 2015 – Mar 2018
Airway protection deficits according to stimulus type in PD
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDCD
Jul 2007 – Aug 2016
Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF RESEARCH FOU

Education

Post-Doctoral Fellow
2009-2011 · NIH T-32
Ph.D.
2003-2006 · University of Florida
M.A. Communication Sciences & Disorders
2001-2003 · University of Florida
B.A. Communication Sciences & Disorders
1997-2001 · University of Florida

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-8366
Emails:
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kwheeler@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100174
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
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PO Box 100174
GAINESVILLE FL 32610