Susan Langmore PhD, CCC-SLP, BRS-S
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Clinical Professor, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Boston University
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- Clinical (patient care) 617-638-8124
- Academic 617-638-7933
Swallowing problems associated with head & neck cancer and with neurologic disease, including vocal cord dysfunction
Speech and voice disorders associated with Parkinsonian problems, ALS,
fronto temporal dementia
FEES: developed the procedure; holds workshops to teach the procedure
Predictors of Swallow function after HNC
Efficacy of behavioral treatment for swallowing and voice disorders
Use of electrical stimulation for swallowing problems
Predictors of aspiration pneumonia
Prevention of aspiration pneumonia
BA Psychology UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
MA Speech Pathology Stanford University, CA
PhD Communicative Disorders Northwestern University, IL
Fellow of American Speech Language Hearing Association
Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
Current and Recent Research Grants
NIH/ National Cancer Institute (2007-2012)
Efficacy of Electrical Stimulation for Dysphagia in Head and Neck Cancer Patients
This multi-site clinical trial will determine the efficacy of aggressive swallow therapy, with and without added electrical stimulation therapy, for improving swallowing function in patients with dysphagia after receiving radiotherapy for head and neck cancer.
Role: Principal Investigator
NIH/ National Institute on Aging 7/1/02 - 6/30/07.
Frontotemporal Dementia: Genes, Images, and Emotions
Bruce Miller, MD Principal Investigator
Goals in Dr. Langmore’s project were to identify sub-clinical indicators of abnormal motor function in the tongue, larynx, and/or velopharynx in patients who are suspected to have FTLD or other neurodegenerative diseases. Also to characterize the behavioral abnormalities in FTLD.
Robbins, J, and Swallowing Work Group: Butler, S., Daniels, S., Gross, R, Langmore, S., Lazarus, C, Martin-Harris, B., McCabe, D., Musson, N, Rosenbeck, R., Neural plasticity, swallowing and dysphagia: Translating principles of neural plasticity into research on swallowing. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 31, 1, 2008.
Langmore SE, Grillone G, Elackattu A, Walsh M. Disorders of swallowing: Palliative care. Otolaryngol Clinics North Am, 42:1,87-106, 2009.
Cohen SM, Elackattu AE, Noordzij JP, Walsh MJ, Langmore SE. Palliative treatment of dysphonia and dysarthria. Otolaryngol Clinics North Am, 42: 1, 107-122, 2009
Langmore SE, Terpenning MS, Schork A, Chen Y, Murray JT, Lopatin D, Loesche WJ. Predictors of aspiration pneumonia: how important is dysphagia? Dysphagia, 13:2: 69-81, 1998.
Langmore SE. Issues in the management of dysphagia. Folia Phoniat Logopaed, 51:4: 219-28,1999.
Langmore SE. Risk factors for aspiration pneumonia. Nutrition in Clin Practice, 14;5:S41-46,1999
Langmore SE, Skarupski K, Parks, P, Fries B. Predictors of Aspiration Pneumonia in Nursing Home Residents. Dysphagia,17:4, 298-307, 2002.
Robbins J, Langmore S, Hind JA, Erlichman M. Dysphagia research in the 21st century and beyond: Proceedings from Dysphagia Experts Meeting, August 21, 2001. J Rehabil Res Developmt, 39, 4: 543-548, 2002.
Lomen-Hoerth C, Murphy J, Langmore SE, Kramer JH, Olney RK, Miller B. Are Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients cognitively normal? Neurology, Apr 8; 60 (7): 1094-7, 2003.
Robb GL, Lewin JS, Deschler DG, Haughey BH, Brown DH, Langmore SE, Lewin, JS. Speech and swallowing outcomes in reconstructions of the pharynx and cervical esophagus. Head & Neck, March, 25, 232-44, 2003
Langmore SE. FEES: A procedure for evaluating and managing patients with dysphagia. Journal of Japanese Soc of Dysphagia Rehabilitation, 2003.
Langmore SE. Evaluation of oropharyngeal dysphagia: Which diagnostic tool is superior? Curr Opin Otolaryng Head Neck Surg, 11:485-489, 2003.
VanDaele D, Langmore SE, Palmer, P, McCulloch T. Timing of glottic closure during swallowing: A combined electromyographic and endoscopic analysis. Ann Otol Rhin Laryn , 114: 478-87, 2005.
Olney, R, Murphy, J, Forshew, D, Garwood E, Miller BL, Langmore, S., Kohn, MA, Lomen-Hoerth, C. The effects of executive and behavioral dysfunction on the course of ALS. Neurology, 65 (11): 1774-7, 2005.
Langmore SE, Olney RK, Lomen-Hoerth CH, Miller B. Swallowing dysfunction in frontotemporal lobar dementia., Archives of Neurology, 64 (1):58-62, 2007
Langmore SE, Kasarskis EJK, Manca ML, Olney RO. Enteral Feeding for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/ motor neuron disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews;2006 (4).
Robbins, J, and Swallowing Work Group: Butler, S., Daniels, S., Gross, R, Langmore, S., Lazarus, C, Martin-Harris, B., McCabe, D., Musson, N, Rosenbeck, R., Neural plasticity, swallowing and dysphagia: Translating principles of neural plasticity into research on swallowing. J Speech Lang Hear Res, (in press, 2007)