Jessica E. Huber, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Professor of Communicative Disorders and Sciences at the University at Buffalo and serves as the Department Chair. The aim of her National Institutes of Health funded research program is to develop and test interventions for speech and voice problems in older adults with and without neurodegenerative diseases (like Parkinson disease) and to translate findings to clinical treatment. She is the inventor of a small wearable device, the SpeechVive device, to treat communication impairments in people with Parkinson disease. She has a particular interest in understanding the impact of treatments on physiologic support for speech and effort. Her current research continues to examine how speech and cognition are changed by neurodegenerative diseases and how treatment impacts communication and speech physiology.
- Richardson, K., Huber, J.E., Kiefer, B, Kane, C., and Snyder, S. (2022). Respiratory responses to two voice interventions for Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 65, 3730-3748. doi: 10.1044/2022_JSLHR-22-00262
- Richardson, K., Huber. J.E., Kiefer, B., and Snyder, S. (2022). Perception of physical demand, mental demand, and performance: A comparison of two voice interventions for Parkinson’s disease. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 31, 1963-1978. doi: 10.1044/2022_AJSLP-22-00026
- Darling-White, M., Anspach, Z. and Huber, J.E. (2022). Longitudinal effects of Parkinson’s disease on speech breathing during an extemporaneous connected speech task. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 65, 1402-1415.
- 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
- Huber, J.E., Darling, M., Francis, E.J., and Zhang, D. (2012). Impact of typical aging and Parkinson’s disease on the relationship among breath pausing, syntax, and punctuation. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 21, 368-379 (PMID: 22846880). doi: 10.1044/1058-0360(2012/11-0059)
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