NELSON ROY, PhD portrait
  • Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Otolaryngology

Research Summary

My research interests include: (1) psychological/personality factors and their relation to voice disorders, (2) treatment efficacy research, (3) epidemiology of voice disorders, (4) acoustic indices of dysphonia severity, (4) diagnostic markers of spasmodic dysphonia and muscle tension dysphonia, (5) laryngoscopic features of external superior laryngeal nerve paresis and paralysis; and, most recently (6) direct and indirect economic costs associated with voice disorders.


  • Master of Science, MS, University Of Western Ontario
  • Bachelor of Science, BS, University Of Western Ontario


Dr. Nelson Roy is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, The University of Utah. He received his doctorate in communication disorders in 1997 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI. He completed his undergraduate and master’s degree education in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. He holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery, and conducts biweekly voice clinics at the University of Utah Voice Disorders Center. Dr. Roy is a regularly invited speaker at national and international voice conferences and has published extensively in the area of voice disorder assessment and management.