Voice+ Speaker Series: Amanda Gillespie

April 22, 2024, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Scholars Event Network Theater, Price Gilbert Library

Amanda I. Gillespie is the director of Speech-Language Pathology, co-director of the Emory Voice Center, and an associate professor of otolaryngology at Emory University School of Medicine. She is a fellow of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

Prior to Emory, Gillespie was an assistant professor in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Otolaryngology and also served as director of clinical research at the Pitt Voice Center. Gillespie earned her undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology and audiology from New York University, master's degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, and her Ph.D. in Communication Science and Disorders with Katherine Verdolini Abbott at the University of Pittsburgh.

Gillespie is the recipient of numerous awards including the Early Career Contributions in Research Award from ASHA, the Emory University Department of Otolaryngology Scholar of the Year, the Emory University Provost Award for Excellence in Clinical and Professional Teaching, and the University of Pittsburgh Rising Star Alumnus Award.

Gillespie’s program of research is supported by federal funding from the NIH and numerous institutional and foundation awards. She directs an annual research internship for speech-language pathology graduate students interested in clinical voice research. The clinical research program she leads focuses on voice and upper airway treatment efficacy and efficiency across the lifespan, challenges existing voice therapy and diagnostic paradigms, and explores factors that influence therapeutic learning.

Gillespie will present her clinical research program that investigates the efficacy and efficiency of voice and upper airway treatments and explores factors that influence therapeutic learning. Her research is funded by the NIH, the Voice Foundation, the Georgia Clinical Translational Science Alliance, and the McCamish Parkinsons Foundation, among other sources.

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