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

  • Indigenous Peoples

Presentations

  • Roy, N. (11-2013). A Contemporary Approach to the Assessment and Management of Voice Disorders. Sao Paulo, Brazil. , Presented, 2013.
  • Roy, N. (01-2012) Music teachers: A high risk group for voice disorders. Singing Voice Workshop. Salt Lake City, UT. , Presented, 2012.
  • Roy, N. (06-2011). Keynote Address: Manual circumlaryngeal techniques in the assessment and management of voice disorders. Newcastle Voice Conference, Newcastle, England. , Other, 2011.
  • Roy, N. (03-2011). Keynote Address: Occupational Voice Disorders: What have we learned from teachers, Occupational Dysphonia Symposium, London, England. , Other, 2011.
  • Roy, N. (11-2009). Keynote Address: Toward Evidence Based Practice in Speech-Language Pathology, Portuguese National Speech and Hearing Convention, Lisbon, Portugal. , Other, 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. , Other, 2008.
  • 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. , Presented, 2013.
  • 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. , Presented, 2011.
  • Roy, N. (02-2010). Assessment and Treatment of Voice Disorders. 26th Annual Cimarron Conference, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. Other, Other, 2010.
  • 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. , Presented, 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. , Presented, 2013.
  • 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, 2018.
  • Psychological factors, Personality and Behavioral Tendencies in Children with vocal nodules: A Systematic Review. Poster, Presented, 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, 2018.
  • 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, 2013.
  • Van Stan, J., Roy, N., Awan, S., Hillman, R. (2013). A Taxonomy of Voice Therapy, ASHA Convention, Chicago, IL. Poster, Presented, 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, 2013.
  • Gordon, J., Roy, N. (2012). Nasalance Values for Native Utah Speakers. Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Poster Session, U of Utah. Poster, Presented, 2012.

Publications

  • Cohen, S. (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Tanner, K. (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Cohen, S. (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Stemple, J. (date unknown). Clinical Voice Pathology (6th edition). Plural Publishing, Inc.. Accepted, .
  • Stemple, J.C. (date unknown). Stemple, J.C., Roy, N., Klaben, B. (in press). Clinical Voice Pathology (5th edition). Plural Publishing, Inc., San Diego, CA.. Accepted, .
  • Stemple, J. (date unknown). Stemple, J.C., Roy, N., Klaben, B. (in press). Clinical Voice Pathology (5th edition). Plural Publishing, Inc., San Diego, CA.. Accepted, .
  • Roy, N. (date unknown). Roy, N. (in press).Manual circumlaryngeal techniques in the assessment and management of a 55 y.o. female with primary muscle tension dysphonia. In: Voice Therapy: Clinical studies (4th edn.), J.C. Stemple, E. Hapner (Ed.). San Diego: Plural Publishing Group.. Accepted, .
  • Roy, N. (date unknown). Roy, N. (in press). Introduction: An Overview of Muscle Tension Dysphonia. In: Voice Therapy: Clinical studies (4th edn.), J.C. Stemple, E. Hapner (Ed.). San Diego: Plural Publishing Group.. Accepted, .
  • Cohen, S., (date unknown). 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, .
  • Nix, J. (date unknown). 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.. Accepted, .
  • Roy, N. (date unknown). Roy, N. & Tanner, K. (2013). All Talked Out. The ASHA Leader, March, pp. 37-40.. Accepted, .
  • Roy, N. (date unknown). 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, .
  • Roy, N. (date unknown). Psychogenic Voice Disorders. In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Human Communication Sciences and Disorders. J.S. Damico, M.J. Ball (Eds.). SAGE Publishing. Accepted, .
  • Cohen, S. (date unknown). Cohen, S., Kim, J., Roy, N., Courey, M. (in review). Costs associated with early vs. late referral of voice disordered patients to otolaryngology. Journal of the American Medical Association. Accepted, .
  • Roy, N. (date unknown). Heller, A., Tanner, K., Roy, N. et al., (in review). Voice, speech, and laryngeal features of primary sjogren’s syndrome. Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology. Accepted, .
  • Roy, N. (date unknown). Roy, N., Peterson, E., Banks, R., Tanner, K. (in review). Manual circumlaryngeal techniques in the management of Mutational Falsetto. International Journal of Pediatric Otolaryngology. Accepted, .
  • Roy, N. (date unknown). Van Stan, J., Roy, N., Awan, S., Stemple, J., Hillman, R. (in review). A Taxonomy of Voice Therapy, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. Accepted, .
  • Awan, S. (date unknown). Awan, S., Poburka, B., Bressman, T., Roy, N., Sharp, H, Watts, T. (in review). Dialectical Effects on Nasalance: A Multicenter, Cross-Continental Study of Young Adults. Journal of Speech Language Hearing Research. Accepted, .
  • Roy, N. (date unknown). Awan, S., Roy, N., Cohen, S. (in review). Use of the Cepstral Spectral Index of Dysphonia (CSID) as a Screening Tool for Voice Disorders. Journal of Voice. Accepted, .
  • Roy, N. (date unknown). Cohen, S., Kim, J., Roy, N., Courey, M. (in review).Changes in diagnosis and treatment following videolaryngostroboscopy (VLS) in patients with laryngeal/voice disorders. The Laryngoscope. Accepted, .
  • Barsties, B. (date unknown). Barsties, B., Verfaillie, R., Roy, N., Maryn, Y. (submitted). Do body mass index and fat volume influence voice quality, phonatory range and aerodynamics? European Archives of Otolaryngology. Accepted, .
  • Smith, Marshall (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Tanner, K. (date unknown). Tanner, K., Roy, N., Merrill, R.M., Kendall, K., Miller, K., Clegg, D., Heller, A., Houtz, D., Elstad, M. (in review). Comparing nebulized water versus saline after laryngeal desiccation challenge in Sjogren’s Syndrome. The Laryngoscope. Accepted, .
  • Cohen, S. (date unknown). Cohen, S., Kim, J., Roy, N., Courey, M. (in press). Frequency and Factors associated with Videolaryngostrobocopy Use in Voice Disorder Assessment. The Laryngoscope. Accepted, .
  • Tanner, K. (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Barsties, B. (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Cohen, S. (date unknown). Cohen, S., Kim, J., Roy, N., Courey, M. (in press). Frequency and Factors associated with Videolaryngostrobocopy Use in Voice Disorder Assessment. The Laryngoscope. Accepted, .
  • Cohen, S. (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Cohen, S. (date unknown). Cohen, S., Kim, J., Roy, N., Courey, M. (in review). Prescription patterns of otolaryngologists and primary care physicians in the management of laryngeal disorders. The Laryngoscope. Accepted, .
  • Peterson, E. (date unknown). Peterson, E., Roy, N., Awan, S., Merrill, R., Banks, R., Tanner, K. (in review).Toward Validation of the Cepstral-Spectral Index of Dysphonia (CSID) as an Objective Treatment Outcomes Measure. Journal of Voice. Accepted, .
  • Roy, N. (date unknown). Roy, N. (2012). Invited Commentary: Optimal Dose-Response Relationships in Voice Therapy: A Commentary. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 14(5):419-23. Accepted, .
  • Behlau, M. (date unknown). Behlau, M., Zambon, F., Roy, N. (in press). Epidemiology of voice disorders in teachers and nonteachers in Brazil: Prevalence and adverse effects. Journal of Voice. Accepted, .
  • Cohen, S. (date unknown). Cohen, S., Kim, J., Roy, N., Asche, C., Courey, M. (in press). Direct health care costs related to laryngeal disorders. The Laryngoscope. Accepted, .
  • Maryn, Y. (date unknown). Maryn, Y., Roy, N. (in press). Sustained vowels and running speech in the auditory-perceptual evaluation of dysphonia severity. Jornal da Sociedade Brasileira de Fonoaudiologia. Accepted, .
  • Awan, S. (date unknown). Awan, S., Roy, N., Cohen, S. (in press). The Relationship Between Spectral and Cepstral Measures of Voice and the Voice Handicap Index (VHI). Journal of Voice. Accepted, .
  • Maryn, Y. (date unknown). Maryn, Y., DeBodt, M., Roy, N. (in press). The value of the acoustic voice quality index as a measure of dysphonia severity in subjects speaking different languages. European Journal of Otolaryngology. Accepted, .
  • Merrill, R. (date unknown). Merrill, R, Roy, N. (in press). Voice-Related Symptoms and Their Effects on Quality of Life. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology. Accepted, .
  • Cohen, S. (date unknown). Cohen, S., Kim, J., Roy, N., Courey, M. (in review). Factors related to the pharmacologic management of laryngeal diseases and disorders. The Laryngoscope. Accepted, .
  • Roy, N. (date unknown). Roy, N., Barkmeier-Kramer, J., Sivasankar, M., Eadie, T., Mehta, D., Paul, D., Hillman, R.E. (in press). Evidence-based Clinical Voice Assessment: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. Accepted, .
  • Roy, N. (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Roy, N. (date unknown). Roy, N., Mazin, A., Awan, S., (in press). Automated acoustic analysis of task dependency in adductor spasmodic dysphonia vs. muscle tension dysphonia. The Laryngoscope. Accepted, .
  • Lee, J-M. (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Lee, H.J., (date unknown). Personality, Psychological Factors and Behavioral Tendencies in Children with Vocal Nodules: A Systematic Review. Journal of Voice. Vol. in press. Accepted, .
  • Cohen, S. (date unknown). Cohen, S., Kim, J., Roy, N., Courey, M. (in press). Frequency, timing, and factors influencing referral of voice disordered patients from primary care to otolaryngology. The Laryngoscope, 124(1), 214-20. Accepted, .
  • Cohen, S. (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Roy, N., Smith, M., Houtz, D. (2011). Laryngoscopic Features of External Superior Laryngeal Nerve Denervation: Revisiting a Century-old Controversy. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology, 120 (1), 1-8. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Awan, S. Roy, N. (2009). Outcomes Measurement in Voice Disorders: Application of an Acoustic Index of Dysphonia Severity, Journal of Speech-Language Hearing Research, 52(2):482-99. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Roy, N., Mauszycki, S.C., Merrill, R.M., Gouse, M. & Smith, M. (2007).Toward improved differential diagnosis of adductor spasmodic dysphonia and muscle tension dysphonia. Folia phoniatrica et Logopedica, 59(2), 83-90. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). Roy, N., Merrill, R.M., Gray, S.D., & Smith, E. (2005). Voice disorders in the general population: Prevalence, risk factors, and occupational impact. The Laryngoscope, 115(11), 1988-1995. Accepted, .
  • Merrill, R. (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Cohen, S. (date unknown). Cohen, S., Kim, J., Roy, N., Courey, M. (in press). Diagnosis Change in Voice Disordered Patients Evaluated by Primary Care and/or Otolaryngology: A Longitudinal Study. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Accepted, .
  • Peterson, E. (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Roy, N. (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Behlau, M. (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Cohen, S. (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • maryn, Y. (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Cohen, S. (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Cohen, S. (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Peterson, E. (date unknown). Peterson, E., Roy, N., Awan, S., Merrill, R., Banks, R., Tanner, K. (submitted).Toward Validation of an Acoustic Index of Dysphonia Severity. Journal of Voice. Accepted, .
  • Tanner, K. (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Roy, N. (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Cohen, Seth (date unknown). Associations between Community Acquired Pneumonia and Proton Pump Inhibitors in the Laryngeal/Voice Disordered Population. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Vol. in press. Accepted, .
  • Cohen, S. (date unknown). Pharmacologic Treatment of Voice Disorders by General Medicine Physicians and Otolaryngologists. The Laryngoscope. Vol. 128, 682-689. Accepted, .
  • Roy, N., (date unknown). Exploring the neural bases of primary muscle tension dysphonia: A case study using fMRI. Journal of Voice. Vol. 33(2), 183-194. Accepted, .
  • Roy, N (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Cohen, S. (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .
  • Maryn, Y. (date unknown). Maryn, Y., DeBodt, M., Roy, N. (submitted). The value of the acoustic voice quality index as a measure of dysphonia severity across languages. Journal of Speech Language Hearing Research. Accepted, .
  • Maryn, Y. (date unknown). Maryn, Y., DeBodt, M., Roy, N. (in review). The value of the acoustic voice quality index as a measure of dysphonia severity across languages. Journal of Speech Language Hearing Research. Accepted, .
  • Tanner, K. (date unknown). Tanner, K., Roy, N., Merrill, R., Sauder, C., Houtz, D., Smith, M. (in press). Case-control study of risk factors for spasmodic dysphonia: A comparison with other voice disorders. The Laryngoscope. Accepted, .
  • Roy, N. (date unknown). Roy, N., Barkmeier-Kramer, J., Sivasankar, M., Eadie, T., Paul, D., Hillman, R.E. (in progress). Evidence-based Clinical Voice Assessment: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. Accepted, .
  • Cohen, S. (date unknown). Cohen, S., Kim, J., Roy, N., Asche, C., Courey, M. (in press). Prevalence and causes of dysphonia in a large treatment-seeking population. The Laryngoscope. Accepted, .
  • Roy, N. (date unknown). Roy, N. & Tanner, K. (in press). Occupation-related Voice Disorders: What have we learned from teachers? ASHA Leader. Accepted, .
  • Nelson Roy (date unknown). 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. Accepted, .