Troche, Michelle S. (mst2139)

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Troche, Michelle
Assistant Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Biobehavioral Sciences
212-678-3953

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1054A Thndk

Educational Background

Ph.D., Communication Sciences and Disorders 
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 
Aug 2006-Dec 2009 

M.A., Speech-Language Pathology 
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 
Aug 2004-May 2006 

B.A., Communication Sciences and Disorders, Linguistics (Majors) 
Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Gerontology (Minors) 
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 
Aug 2000-May 2004 

Scholarly Interests

The goal of Dr. Troche's line of research is to develop treatment paradigms to improve upper airway dysfunction in persons with neurodegenerative disease.  Her current research interests include:

  1. expiratory muscle strength training (EMST) for dysphagia/dystussia
  2. defining cough disorders in Parkinson's disease (PD)
  3. effects of cognition on airway protective mechanisms in PD
  4. defining the effects of deep brain stimulation surgery (DBS) on airway protective mechanisms

Selected Publications

Troche, M.S., Brandimore, A.E., Godoy, J., & Hegland, K.W. (2014).  A framework for understanding shared substrates of airway protection.  Journal of Applied Oral Science, 22, 251-260.  

Troche, M.S., Brandimore, A.E., Davenport, P.W., Okun, M.S., & Hegland, K.W.  (2014).  Decreased sensitivity to cough stimulus in persons with Parkinson's disease and dysphagia.   Chest. 

Hegland, K.W., Troche, M.S., Brandimore, A.E., Davenport, P.W., & Okun, M.S.  (2014; In Press).  Comparison of voluntary and reflex cough effectiveness in Parkinson's disease.  Parkinsonism and Related Disorders.  

Troche, M.S., Brandimore, A.E., Foote, K.F., Morishita, T., Chen, D., Hegland, K.W., & Okun, M.S.  (2014).  Swallowing Outcomes following Unilateral STN vs. GPi Surgery: A retrospective analysis. Dysphagia, March 21. 

Troche, M.S., Rosenbek, J.C., Okun, M.S., & Sapienza, C.M.  (2014). Detraining outcomes with Expiratory Muscle Strength Training in Parkinson's disease.  Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 51(2) .  

Troche, M.S., Okun, M.S., Rosenbek, J.C., Altmann, L.P.J., & Sapienza, C.M.  (2014).  Attentional resource allocation and swallowing safety in Parkinson's disease: A dual task study.  Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 20, 439-443.

Troche, M.S., Brandimore, A.E., Foote, K.D., & Okun, M.S.  (2013).  Swallowing and deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease: a systematic review.  Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 19, 783-788.  

 Rodriguez, C.S., Rowe, M., Koeppel, B., Thomas, L., Troche, M.S., & Paguio, G.  (2012).  Development of a communication intervention to assist hospitalized suddenly speechless patients.  Technology in Health Care, 20, 489-500.  

Rodriguez, C.S., Troche, M.S, & Johnson, A.E.  (2012). Communication Needs of Hispanic Patients: Sudden Speechlessness SimulationThe Open Communication Journal, 6, 8-16.

Troche, M.S., & Altmann, L.A.  (2012).  Sentence Production in Parkinson's Disease: Effects of Conceptual and Task Complexity.    Applied Psycholinguistics, 33, 225-251

Troche, M.S., Okun, M.S., Rosenbek, J.C., Musson, N., Fernandez, H.H., Rodriguez, R., Romrell, J., Pitts, T., Wheeler-Hegland, K.M. & Sapienza, C.M.  (2010).  Aspiration and Swallowing in Parkinson's Disease and Rehabilitation with EMST: The ASPIRE Study.  Neurology, 75, 1912-1919.  

Troche, M.S., Huebner, I., Rosenbek, J.C., Okun, M.S., & Sapienza, C.M.  (2010)  Respiratory Events and Swallow Safety in Patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD).  Dysphagia, 26, 218-224.  

Pitts, T., Troche, M.S., Carnaby-Mann, G., Rosenbek, J.C., Okun, M.S., & Sapienza, C.M.  (2010).  Using voluntary cough to detect penetration/aspiration during swallowing in PD. Chest, 138, 1426-1431.  

Pitts, T., Bolser, D., Rosenbek, J.C., Troche, M.S., Okun, M.S., & Sapienza, C.M.  (2009).  Impact of Expiratory Muscle Strength Training on Voluntary Cough and Swallow Function in Parkinson's disease.  Chest, 135, 1301-1308.

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