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About Dr. Emily Plowman

Dr. Emily Plowman is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida in the departments of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Physical Therapy and Neurology. Dr. Plowman founded the Neuromotor Speech and Swallowing Restoration (NSSR) laboratory in 2011 and in 2015 joined forces with close colleague Dr. Ianessa Humbert at the University of Florida to establish the Swallowing Systems Core. Dr. Plowman is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist with a Doctorate Degree in Neurorehabilitation and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in basic neuroscience.

She performs both basic and clinical research to understand mechanisms of bulbar dysfunction in neurodegenerative patient populations with an emphasis in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Plowman’s current research projects are aimed at developing effective screening and treatment techniques to improve bulbar function, reduce morbidity and mortality, and improve quality of life in individuals suffering from devastating neurologic diseases.

Emily K. Plowman, Ph.D.’s CV

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