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Laboratory for the Study of Upper Airway Dysfunction

Research Mission

The UAD engages in research aimed at improving health outcomes and quality of life associated with disorders of airway protection.  To that end, we employ a two-pronged approach including both basic science and clinical research.  Basic science research goals focus on developing a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying airway protection and its disorders.  Clinical research goals are the development of novel and robust evaluation and treatment techniques for dystussia and dysphagia.  Our current projects focus on multiple behaviors contributing to airway protection and the ability to modify those behaviors via non-pharmacological treatment paradigms.  Research participants include healthy volunteers, people with Parkinson’s disease, other movement disorders, and ischemic stroke.

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Phone: (212) 678-3072  Email: UADLAB@tc.columbia.edu