Bari Hoffman Ruddy, Ph.D. CCC is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida. She also serves as the Director of the Center for Voice Care and Swallowing Disorders at The Ear Nose and Throat and Plastic Surgery Associates, Orlando, FL. She has worked clinically in this center for over 18 years evaluating and treating individuals with voice and upper airway disorders. Dr. Hoffman Ruddy’s current research interests include documenting treatment outcomes and novel treatment technologies for disordered voice and aerodigestive disorders, implementing physiologic measures such as endoscopy, acoustics and aerodynamics. Dr. Ruddy incorporates inspiratory and expiratory muscle strength training in her clinical work and has designed several research studies for individuals with Parkinson’s disease, vocal fold paralysis, paradoxical vocal fold dysfunction, head and neck cancer and normal subjects. Her work is published in national and international journals and is co-author of the text book: Voice Disorders 3rd edition and lead Editor of another text: Cases in Head and Neck Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Plural Publishing.