Rebecca Leonard, PhD
Dr. Rebecca Leonard is a professor in the Dept. of Otolaryngology/HNS at the University of California, Davis. She is also the Clinical Director of the Voice-Speech-Swallowing Center in the ENT Clinic at the U. C. Davis Medical Center. Her clinical and research interests are in the areas of voice and swallowing. A particular focus has been the videofluoroscopic investigation of normal and disordered swallowing, including changes in swallowing associated with aging. Other research areas have included the effects of ablative procedures on speech, and tissue changes in the vocal folds associated with aversive stimuli. Dr. Rebecca Leonard received her undergraduate training at Indiana University. Her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are from Purdue University. She is a member of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, and she is an ASHA Fellow.