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Amanda I. Gillespie, PhD, CCC-SLP

Amanda I. Gillespie, PhD, CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

Co-Director
Emory Voice Center

Director
Speech Language Pathology, Emory Voice Center

EDUCATION

BS, Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology: New York University

MS, Speech-Language Pathology: University of Pittsburgh

PhD, Communication Science and Disorders: University of Pittsburgh

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

State of Georgia Speech-Language Pathology License

HONORS AND AWARDS

Early Career Contributions in Research Award, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2018

Award for Continuing Education (ACE), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2013-present

Loan Repayment Program Recipient, NIH, 2014-present

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

FORMER APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
2013-2018

Director of Clinical Research
University of Pittsburgh Voice Center
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2013-2018

Adjunct Assistant Professor
School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Communication Science & Disorders
University of Pittsburgh
2013-2018

Speech-Language Pathologist
Army Audiology and Speech Section
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
2006-2008

CLINICAL INTERESTS

Voice

Voice disorders

Laryngeal breathing disorders

RESEARCH FOCUS

Dr. Gillespie leads a clinical research program that challenges existing voice therapy and diagnostic paradigms and examines the voice as a complex product of the entire body. Specifically, Dr. Gillespie's work reframes voice therapy as a manipulation of everyday speaking habits and techniques, and mechanistically explores the interactions between the larynx and other body systems, particularly the respiratory system. Her approach to voice diagnosis and treatment research reflects this interest in interactions.

Dr. Gillespie's research is funded by the National Institutes of Health. She has authored numerous publications and book chapters and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

"Effects of a Variably Occluded Face Mask on the Aerodynamic and Acoustic Characteristics of Connected Speech in Patients With and Without Voice Disorders." Awan SN, Gartner-Schmidt JL, Timmons LK, Gillespie AI. Journal of Voice. 2018 Aug 3. [Epub ahead of print]

"Voice-Specialized Speech-Language Pathologist's Criteria for Discharge from Voice Therapy." Gillespie AI, Gartner-Schmidt J. Journal of Voice. 2018 May;32(3):332-339.

"An Examination of Pre- and Post-treatment Acoustic Versus Auditory Perceptual Analyses of Voice Across Four Common Voice Disorders." Gillespie AI, Gartner-Schmidt J, Lewandowski A, Awan SN. Journal of Voice. 2018 Mar;32(2):169-176.

"The Ability of Patient-Symptom Questionnaires to Differentiate PVFMD From Asthma." Ye J, Nouraie M, Holguin F, Gillespie AI. Journal of Voice. 2017 May;31(3):382.e1-382.e8.

"The Development of Conversation Training Therapy: A Concept Paper." Gartner-Schmidt J, Gherson S, Hapner ER, Muckala J, Roth D, Schneider S, Gillespie AI. Journal of Voice. 2016 Sep;30(5):563-73.

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