- Position: Assistant Professor
- Department: Speech-Language Pathology
- Campus Address: 2169 Health Professions Building
- Phone: 989-774-7304
- Email: email@example.com
CDO 230 Introduction to Speech, Language, and Hearing Disabilities/Differences in Society
CDO 638 Adult and Pediatric Swallowing and Feeding Disorders
CDO 639 Hypopharyngeal Visualization
CDO 713 Voice/Resonance Disorders/Laryngectomee Rehabilitation
CDO 714 Motor Speech Disorders
Degrees and Universities
B.HSc. Western University 2006
M.CI.Sc. Western University 2008
Ph.D. Western University 2015
American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Special Interest Groups: 2 Neurogenic Communication Disorders, 3 Voice and Voice Disorders, 10 Issues in Higher Education, 13 Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, 15 Gerontology
College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario
Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
International Association of Dental Research
American Geriatrics Society
Dysphagia Research Society
Foley, N.C., Affoo, R.H., Siqueira, W., Martin, R.E. (2017). A systematic review examining the oral health status of persons with dementia. Journal of Dental Research – Clinical and Translational Research 2(4):330-342.
Ho, A.K., Affoo, R.H., Rogus-Pulia, N., Nicosia, M., Inamoto, Y., Saitoh, E., Green, S., Fels, S. (2017). Inferring the effects of saliva on liquid bolus flow using computer simulation. Computers in Biology and Medicine 89:304-313.
Toogood, J.A., Smith, R.C., Stevens, T.K., Gati, J.S., Menon, R.S., Theurer, J., Weisz, S., Affoo, R.H., & Martin, R.E. (2016). Swallowing Preparation and Execution: Insights from a Delayed-Response Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Study. Dysphagia (submitted).
Affoo, R.H., Foley, N., Garrick, R., Siqueira, W.L., & Martin, R.E. (2015). A Meta-Analysis of Salivary Flow Rates in Young and Older Adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 63(10), 2142-51.
Abe, K., Weisz, S.E.M., Dunn, R.L., DiGioacchino, M.C., Nyentap, J.A., Stanbouly, S., Theurer, J.A., Bureau, Y., Affoo, R.H., & Martin, R.E. (2015). Occurrences of Yawn and Swallow are Temporally Related. Dysphagia. 30(1), 57-66.
Foley, N., Affoo, R.H., & Martin, R.E. (2014). A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Examining Pneumonia-Associated Mortality in Dementia. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders. 39, 52-67.
Affoo, R.H., Foley, N., Rosenbek, J., Shoemaker, J.K., & Martin, R.E. (2013). Swallowing Dysfunction and Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction in Alzheimer’s Disease: A Scoping Review of the Evidence. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 61(12), 2203-2213.
Affoo, R.H., Dasgupta, M., & Martin R.E. (2012). Dysphagia in Delirium. Two Case Studies [letter to the editor]. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 60(10), 1975-6.
Rebecca H. Affoo, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor
in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Central Michigan
University. Her research examines elements of oral health and saliva to inform
development of novel dysphagia interventions for older adults with dementia.
She is also passionate about the scholarship of teaching and learning in the
field of communication sciences and disorders.