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Stephanie Watts, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Watts is an Assistant Professor and clinical Speech Pathologist at the University of South Florida. She earned an undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology at Florida State University then her masters and doctoral degrees in Speech Pathology at USF. Stephanie is a clinician, researcher, and educator specializing in the area of swallowing assessment and treatment. Clinical specialties include evaluation and management of complex swallowing and voice disorders. Her research interests include cough neurophysiology, clinical evaluation of airway protective behaviors, esophageal physiology, and maximizing patient health outcomes through multidisciplinary care. Her research has garnered her several publications and awards. She is active in her professional societies while maintaining teaching efforts within the USF system and across several Universities in Florida.