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

Research Statement

As a speech-language pathologist who specializes in voice disorders, my research aims to better understand aspects of normal and disordered voice production.

Research Keywords

  • Treatment outcomes
  • Health economics
  • Epidemiology
  • Diagnostic markers
  • Acoustics
  • Vocal Nodules
  • Vocal Correlates of Pain and Suffering
  • Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve
  • Functional Dysphonia
  • Circumlaryngeal Techniques
  • Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Acoustical Analysis

Presentations

  • Psychological factors, Personality and Behavioral Tendencies in Children with vocal nodules: A Systematic Review. Poster, Presented, 11/16/2018.
  • Lee, J.M. Blomgren, M., Roy.N (2018). Exploring the role of anxiety in the treatment of Stuttering. American Speech and Hearing Convention, Boston, MA. Poster, Presented, 11/16/2018.
  • 247. Lee, J.M., Roy, N. Dietrich, M. (2018). Psychological factors, Personality and Behavioral Tendencies in Children with vocal nodules: A Systematic Review.Fall Voice Conference, Las Vegas, NV. Poster, Presented, 10/19/2018.
  • Awan, S., Bressman, T., Poburka, B., Roy, N. Sharp, N, Watts, C. (2013). Dialectical Effects on Nasalance: A Multicenter, Cross-Continental Study, ASHA Convention, Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Roy, N. (11-2013). A Contemporary Approach to the Assessment and Management of Voice Disorders. Sao Paulo, Brazil. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Van Stan, J., Roy, N., Awan, S., Hillman, R. (2013). A Taxonomy of Voice Therapy, ASHA Convention, Chicago, IL. Poster, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Tanner, K., Roy, N., Merrill, R., Kendall, K., Miller, K., Clegg, D., Heller, A., Houtz, D., Elstad, M., Nissen, S., (2013). Effects of Nebulized Isotonic Saline vs. Water After Laryngeal Desiccation in Primary Sjogren's Syndrome, ASHA Convention, Chicago, IL. Poster, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Heller, A., Tanner, K., Roy, N., Nissen, S., Merrill, R., Miller, K.,Houtz, D., Ellerston, J., Smith, M., Kendall, K., (2013). Acoustic, Auditory-Perceptual, & Videostroboscopic Voice & Speech Characteristics of Sjogren’s Syndrome, ASHA Convention, Chicago, IL. Poster, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Miniseminar: Awan, S., Cohen, S., Roy, N. (2013). Relationship Between Cepstral Spectral Index of Dysphonia (CSID) & Voice Handicap Index (VHI) Scores, ASHA Convention, Chicago, IL. Presentation, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Peterson, E., Roy, N., Merrill, R.M., Awan, S. (2013). Toward validation of the CSID as an objective treatment outcomes measure. Annual Voice Foundation Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2013.
  • Gordon, J., Roy, N. (2012). Nasalance Values for Native Utah Speakers. Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Poster Session, U of Utah. Poster, Presented, 04/2012.
  • Roy, N. (01-2012) Music teachers: A high risk group for voice disorders. Singing Voice Workshop. Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2012.
  • Smith, M., Roy, N. (2011). Laryngeal feature of external superior laryngeal nerve denervation: Revisiting a century-old controversy, Utah Otolaryngology Update, Salt Lake City, UT. Presentation, Presented, 06/21/2011.
  • Roy, N. (06-2011). Keynote Address: Manual circumlaryngeal techniques in the assessment and management of voice disorders. Newcastle Voice Conference, Newcastle, England. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 06/2011.
  • Roy, N. (03-2011). Keynote Address: Occupational Voice Disorders: What have we learned from teachers, Occupational Dysphonia Symposium, London, England. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 03/2011.
  • Roy, N. (02-2010). Assessment and Treatment of Voice Disorders. 26th Annual Cimarron Conference, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. Other, Other, 02/2010.
  • Roy, N. (11-2009). Keynote Address: Toward Evidence Based Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, Portuguese National Speech and Hearing Convention, Lisbon, Portugal. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 11/2009.
  • Roy, N. (12-2008). Toward Improved Differential Diagnosis of Spasmodic Dysphonia versus Muscle Tension Dysphonia: An evidenced-based approach. London Voice Special Interest Group, London, England. Invited Talk/Keynote, Other, 12/2008.

Languages

  • English, fluent.

Publications

  • Roy, N., & Dietrich, M., Blomgren, M., Heller, A., Houtz, D., Lee, J. (2019). Exploring the neural bases of primary muscle tension dysphonia: A case study using fMRI. Journal of Voice. Vol. 33(2), 183-194. Published, 03/01/2019.
  • Roy, N & Merrill, R., Pierce, J., Sundar, K. (2019). Voice Disorders in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Prevalence, Risk Factors, and the Role of CPAP. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. Vol. 128 (3), 249-262. Published, 02/13/2019.
  • Stemple, J. & Roy, N., Klaben, B. (2018). Clinical Voice Pathology (6th edition). Plural Publishing, Inc.. Accepted, 12/01/2018.
  • Cohen, S., & Roy, N. (2018). Understanding the Burden of Voice Disorders on the Individual and Society. In: Textbook of Voice Disorders (2nd edition). Plural Publishing, Inc., San Diego, CA. Accepted, 09/29/2018.
  • Roy, N. & Tanner, K.M., Merrill, R.M., Wright, C., Pierce, J., Miller, K (2018). Epidemiology of Swallowing Disorders in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Prevalence, risk factors, and burden on quality of life. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology. Vol. 127(9), 577-587. Published, 09/01/2018.
  • Lee, J-M. & Roy, N., Peterson, E., Merrill, R.M. (2018). Comparison of Two Multi-Parameter Acoustic Indices of Dysphonia Severity: The Acoustic Voice Quality Index and Cepstral Spectral Index of Dysphonia. Journal of Voice. Vol. 32(4),, 515 e1-515 e13. Published, 07/31/2018.
  • Lee, H.J., & Roy, N., Dietrich, M. (2018). Personality, Psychological Factors and Behavioral Tendencies in Children with Vocal Nodules: A Systematic Review. Journal of Voice. Vol. in press. Accepted, 07/07/2018.
  • Cohen, Seth & 1. Cohen, S.M., Leiman D., Lee, H.J., Roy, N., Misono, S. (2018). Associations between Community Acquired Pneumonia and Proton Pump Inhibitors in the Laryngeal/Voice Disordered Population. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Vol. in press. Accepted, 05/18/2018.
  • Cohen, S. & Lee, H.J., Roy, N., Misono, S. (2018). Pharmacologic Treatment of Voice Disorders by General Medicine Physicians and Otolaryngologists. The Laryngoscope. Vol. 128, 682-689. Published, 03/30/2018.
  • Roy, N. (2018). Manual Circumlaryngeal Techniques in Voice Disorders. In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and Disorders. J.S. Damico, M.J. Ball (Eds.). SAGE Publishing Inc.. Accepted, 01/01/2018.
  • Roy, N. (2018). Psychogenic Voice Disorders. In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and Disorders. J.S. Damico, M.J. Ball (Eds.). SAGE Publishing. Accepted, 01/01/2018.
  • Cohen, S., Kim, J., Roy, N., Courey, M. (2013). Prescribing patterns of otolaryngologists and primary care physicians in the management of laryngeal disorders. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 149(1),118-25. Published, 11/2013.
  • Tanner, K., Roy, N., Merrill, R.M., Kendall, K., Miller, K., Clegg, D., Heller, A., Houtz, D., Elstad, M. (2013). Comparing nebulized water versus saline after laryngeal desiccation challenge in Sjogren’s Syndrome. The Laryngoscope,123(11),2787-2792. Published, 11/2013.
  • Barsties, B., Verfaillie, R., Roy, N., Maryn, Y. (2013). Do body mass index and fat volume influence voice quality, phonatory range and aerodynamics? Jornal da Sociedade Brasileira de Fonoaudiologia, 25(4), 310-318. Published, 11/2013.
  • Cohen, S., Kim, J., Roy, N., Courey, M. (2013). Assessing factors related to the pharmacologic management of laryngeal diseases and disorders. The Laryngoscope, 123 (7), 1763-1769. Published, 07/2013.
  • Peterson, E., Roy, N., Awan, S., Merrill, R., Banks, R., Tanner, K. (2013).Toward Validation of the Cepstral Spectral Index of Dysphonia (CSID) as an Objective Treatment Outcomes Measure. Journal of Voice, 27(4), 401-410. Published, 06/2013.
  • Merrill, R, Roy, N. (2013). Voice-Related Symptoms and Their Effects on Quality of Life. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology, 122(6),404-411. Published, 06/2013.
  • Roy, N., Barkmeier-Kramer, J., Sivasankar, M., Eadie, T., Mehta, D., Paul, D., Hillman, R.E. (2013). Evidence-based Clinical Voice Assessment: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 22, 212-226. Published, 06/2013.
  • Roy, N. & Tanner, K. (2013). All Talked Out. The ASHA Leader, March, pp. 37-40. Published, 03/2013.
  • Smith, M.E., Roy, N., Houtz, D. (2012). Laryngeal reinnervation for paralytic dysphonia in children under 10 years. Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 138(12), 1161-1166. Published, 12/01/2012.
  • Roy, N. (2012). Invited Commentary: Optimal Dose-Response Relationships in Voice Therapy: A Commentary. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 14(5):419-23. Published, 11/2012.
  • Nix, John. & Roy, N. (2012). Vocal Health and Education. In: The Oxford Handbook of Music Education. Volume 1, Chapter 5.6 pp. 626-647, Oxford University Press. Published, 09/2012.
  • Cohen, S., Kim, J., Roy, N., Asche, C., Courey, M. (2012). The impact of laryngeal disorders on work-related dysfunction. The Laryngoscope, 122, 1589-1594. Published, 06/2012.
  • Cohen, S., Kim, J., Roy, N., Asche, C., Courey, M. (2012). Direct health care costs related of laryngeal diseases and disorders. The Laryngoscope, 122, 1582-1588. Published, 06/2012.
  • Tanner, K., Roy, N., Merrill, R., Sauder, C., Houtz, D., Smith, M. (2012). Case-control study of risk factors for spasmodic dysphonia: A comparison with other voice disorders. The Laryngoscope. 122, 1082-1092. Published, 06/2012.
  • Cohen, S., Kim, J., Roy, N., Asche, C., Courey, M. (2012). Factors influencing the health care expenditures of patients with laryngeal disorders. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 147(6), 1099-1107. Published, 06/2012.
  • Behlau, M., Zambon, F., Roy, N. (2012). Epidemiology of voice disorders in teachers and nonteachers in Brazil: Prevalence and adverse effects. Journal of Voice, Sep;26(5):665.e9-665.e18. Published, 06/2012.
  • Maryn, Y., Roy, N. (2012). Sustained vowels and running speech in the auditory-perceptual evaluation of dysphonia severity. Jornal da Sociedade Brasileira de Fonoaudiologia, 24(2):107-112. Published, 06/2012.
  • Cohen, S.M., Kim, J., Roy, N., Asche, C., Courey, M. (2012). The impact of dysphonia on work-related dysfunction. 133rd Annual Meeting of the American Laryngological Association, 4/18-19/2012, San Diego, CA. Published, 04/2012.
  • Tanner, K., Roy, N., Merrill, R., Sauder, C., Houtz, D., Smith, M. (2012). Case-control study of risk factors for spasmodic dysphonia: A comparison with other voice disorders. 133rd Annual Meeting of the American Laryngological Association, 4/18-19/2012, San Diego, CA. Published, 04/2012.
  • Cohen, S.M., Kim, J., Roy, N., Asche, C., Courey, M. (2012). Direct health care costs of laryngeal diseases and disorders. 133rd Annual Meeting of the American Laryngological Association, 4/18-19/2012, San Diego, CA. Published, 04/2012.
  • Cohen, S., Kim, J., Roy, N., Asche, C., Courey, M. (2012). Prevalence and causes of dysphonia in a large treatment-seeking population. The Laryngoscope, 122 (2), 343-348. Published, 02/2012.
  • Roy, N. (2011). Denervation of the External Branch of the Superior Laryngeal Nerve: Laryngeal and Phonatory Effects. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 19, 182-187. Published, 06/01/2011.
  • Roy, N. (2011). Differential Diagnosis of Spasmodic Dysphonia and Muscle Tension Dysphonia: A Practical Approach. Journal Logopedie-Special Issue “Vocology: Voice and Voice Disorders”.July-August, 17-22. Published, 06/01/2011.