Christine Sapienza, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair
Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
335 Dauer Hall
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611
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Christine Sapienza, Ph.D. is a Professor and the Chair at the University of Florida in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences and a Research Career Scientist at the North Florida/South Georgia Malcom Randall VA hospital.
Her area of research interests includes the study of adult and pediatric normal and disordered voice and adult neuromotor disorders. Her publications can be found in The Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Voice, American Journal of Speech Language Pathology and others.
Dr. Sapienza’s most recent work focuses on the use of strength training paradigms in multiple populations including Parkinson’s disease, voice disorders, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis.
She is past Editor of the Special Interest Division 3 newsletter, Voice and Voice Disorders and past Associate Editor for the Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research.
She maintains an active research laboratory with 6 current Ph.D. students. Her clinical work takes place at the Department of Otolaryngology outpatient voice clinic and VA hospital and in the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration.
She recently patented and published on a new device for addressing aspiration in Parkinson’s disease.
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