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 and neuromuscular disease 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. Her current projects are funding by the: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS); National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD); National Institute of Child Health Development (NICHD); Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association (ALSA); and Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

Dr. Plowman was elected to the North Eastern ALS (NEALS) Executive Committee in 2018 to serve a four-year term and is an active member of both the NEALS Bulbar and Ventilation committees. She is a sought-after national and international speaker and a passionate advocate for the patients she serves.

Emily K. Plowman, Ph.D.’s CV

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