About the Lab

The Innovative Research in Aerodigestive Disorders (iRAD) research laborotory aims to improve clinical care, patient outcomes, and quality of life for individuals suffering from swallowing disorders by 1) Understanding the underlying mechanisms of swallowing impairments that occur secondary to respiratory and neurological diseases, to then 2) develop sensitive screening techniques, accurate assessment methods, and effective treatment approaches for individuals with impaired pulmonary, cough, and swallow function and to align them with the mechanisms of action of these diseases.