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Julia Eckart, B.S.

Julia is from Crystal River, FL and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Communications Sciences and Disorders. Julia’s work under Dr. Plowman’s mentorship includes completing an undergraduate honors thesis and now working as a research assistant on various projects within the lab. After obtaining her Master’s from UF, Julia hopes…

Justine (Allen) Dallal York, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

Justine is a PhD student in Rehabilitation Science & Disorders at the University of Florida under the mentorship of Dr. Emily Plowman. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Florida and her Master of Science at Teachers College, Columbia University. While…

Jennifer Chapin, M.S., CCC-SLP

Jennifer is a doctoral student in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Florida under the mentorship of Dr. Emily Plowman. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences at the University of Vermont and master’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a concentration in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of…

Raele Robison, M.S., CCC-SLP

Raele Robison was born in raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania- a small town affectionately referred to as, “The Christmas City.” She spent the majority of her life in Bethlehem before moving to receive an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. During her…

Lauren DiBiase, M.S., CCC-SLP

Lauren is a speech language pathologist mentored under Dr. Emily Plowman and is the primary research SLP in several funded clinical trials working with patients with neurodegenerative conditions to include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson’s Disease. In addition, Lauren works in the neuromuscular outpatient clinic at the Fixel Center…

Amber Anderson, M.S, CCC-SLP

Although born in Michigan, Amber grew up in Dunnellon, Fl. After working 12 years in finance and accounting, Amber experienced a mild stroke at age 30 resulting in a brief period of aphasia (language impairment). This experience was impactful and lead to the desire to change professions into rehabilitation and…

Emily K. Plowman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Emily Plowman is a 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) whose mission is to improve assessment and clinical management approaches for upper aerodigestive tract disorders impacting communication, swallowing, and…