Emily K Plowman

Emily K Plowman

Associate Professor

Department: HP-SLP LANG & HEARING SCI
Business Phone: (352) 273-8632
Business Email: eplowman@phhp.ufl.edu

About Emily K Plowman

Dr. Emily Plowman is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida in the Departments of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Surgery and Neurology. She established and directs the Aerodigestive Research Core (ARC). The mission of the ARC laboratory is to improve the detection and clinical management of upper aerodigestive tract disorders associated with speech, swallowing and breathing function through patient-centric research. Her current research foci include: 1) Increasing the understanding of governing mechanisms of normal and disordered aerodigestive tract functions (speech, swallowing, breathing, airway clearance), 2) validation of accurate and pragmatic clinical screening tools to enable earlier clinical detection of disordered function, and 3) Development and evaluation of novel therapeutic interventions.

Dr. Plowman is an internationally recognized expert in the field of dysphagia who was recently recognized by the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders for her work in this area. She has over 60 publications and book chapters, given over 300 lectures worldwide, and obtained over 21 grants to complete innovative research. Dr. Plowman holds current funding from the NINDS, NICHD, NIDCD, ALS Association, and Clinical and Translational Science Institute and has held consecutive NIH funding since commencing her academic career in 2009.

Dr. Plowman serves as the UF Clinical Director for the Center for Respiratory Research and Rehabilitation and is on the Executive Committee for the Northeast ALS Consortium. She is committed to improving clinical education and has developed a series of educational platforms to improve competencies of practicing Speech Language Pathologists. Dr. Plowman currently teaches graduate level courses in swallowing disorders, research methodology, and medical speech language pathology. She is involved in clinical services at the UF Health Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases and is spearheading a series of quality improvement projects with the UF Health cardiovascular division in the department of surgery to improve detection and care of post-surgical cardiothoracic patients.

Board Certifications

  • Certificate of Clinical Competencies (CCC-SLP)
    American Speech and Hearing Association
  • Certified Speech Language Pathologist
    Speech Pathology Australia

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-0198-4297

Areas of Interest
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery and Postoperative Recovery
  • Rare neuromuscular disorders
  • Rehabilitation
  • Screening tool validation
  • dysphagia

Publications

2018 International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
2016 Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
2010 Journal of Communication Disorders

Grants

Sep 2019 – Aug 2020
The Role of Homeostenosis in Bulbar Function in ALS and Aging
NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS · Mentor
Mar 2019 ACTIVE
The Impact of Nuedexta on Bulbar Physiology and Function in ALS
AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS ASSOC · Principal Investigator
Jan 2018 – Dec 2019
A pilot study of lung volume recruitment combined with expiratory muscle strength training in ALS
UNIV OF MINNESOTA · Principal Investigator
Aug 2017 ACTIVE
Mechanisms of airway protection dysfunction in Parkinson's disease
NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD ·
Apr 2017 ACTIVE
Delineating Physiologic Mechanisms of Swallowing impairment and Decline in ALS
NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS · Principal Investigator
Mar 2017 ACTIVE
Physiological Flow of Liquids Used in Dysphagia Management
UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK · Principal Investigator
May 2016 – Jun 2018
EXPEDITED: EFFECTS OF EXPIRATORY MUSCLE TRAINING IN PERS
AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS ASSOC · Principal Investigator
Sep 2015 – Jun 2016
Effects of Strength Training on Bulbar Function in Amyot
UNIV OF SOUTH FLORIDA · Principal Investigator
Apr 2015 ACTIVE
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
UF DIV OF SPONSORED RES MATCHING FUNDS · Project Manager

Contact Details

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