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Jessica E. Huber

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Professor, Department of Audiology and Speech Sciences
PhD, University at Buffalo - State University of New York, 2001

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Training Group(s):
Integrative Neuroscience

Current Research Interests:

Professor Huber was trained in the collection and analysis of physiologic data from the speech subsystems (respiratory, laryngeal, and supralaryngeal). Specifically, she uses kinematic, aerodynamic, and acoustic analyses to describe how these subsystems function in speech. Professor Huber's primary area of research is speech motor control in both normal individuals and individuals with motor speech disorders. Currently, she is working on an NIH grant to study the respiratory and lip and jaw kinematics of normal speakers and individuals with Parkinson's disease. The aims of the grant are to examine whether increasing sound pressure level elicits a more normal kinematic pattern from individuals with Parkinson's disease and to determine if the method used to cue individuals to increase sound pressure level affects the physiologic mechanisms used to achieve the higher sound pressure level.

Selected Publications:

Dick*, J., Fredrick*, J., Mann*, G., Huber, J.E., and Lee, J. (in press). Sentence production in Parkinson’s disease. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics. doi: 10.1080/02699206.2018.1444791

Herndon*, N.E., Sundarrajan, A., Sivasankar, M.P., and Huber. J.E. (in press). Respiratory and laryngeal function in teachers: Pre- and post-vocal loading challenge. Journal of Voice. doi:

Darling White, M., and Huber, J.E. (2017). The impact of expiratory muscle strength training on speech breathing in individuals with Parkinson’s disease: A Preliminary Study. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 26, 1159-1166.

Huber, J.E., and Darling White, M. (2017, Invited). Longitudinal changes in speech breathing in older adults with and without Parkinson’s disease. Seminars in Speech and Hearing, 38(3), 200-209.

Richardson*, K., Sussman, J.E., Stathopoulos, E.T., and Huber, J.E. (2014). The effect of increased vocal intensity on interarticulator timing in speakers with Parkinson’s disease: A preliminary analysis. Journal of Communication Disorders, 52, 44-64.

Stathopoulos, E.T., Huber, J.E., Richardson*, K., Kamphaus*, J., DeCicco*, D., Darling*, M., Fulcher*, K., and Sussman, J.E. (2014). Increased vocal intensity due to the Lombard effect in speakers with Parkinson’s disease: Simultaneous laryngeal and respiratory strategies. Journal of Communication Disorders, 48, 1-17 (PMID: 24438910). doi: 10.1016/j.jcomdis.2013.12.001

Haddad, J.M., Rietdyk, S., Claxton, L.J., and Huber, J.E. (2013, Invited). Task-dependent postural control throughout the life-span. Exercise and Sports Science Reviews, 41 (2), 123-132 (PMID: 23364347). doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e3182877cc8

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