Karen Wheeler Hegland, PhD

Hegland-Karen-220x255Assistant Professor
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
College of Public Health and Health Professions

Clinic:

3450 Hull Road, 4th Floor
Gainesville, FL 32607
Phone (352) 294-5400
Fax (352) 294-5399

Dr. Karen Hegland’s research interests revolve around mechanisms of normal and disordered airway protection.  In particular, she studies how multiple behaviors contribute to airway protection, and how those behaviors can be rehabilitated over time when they become disordered.  Her current research is funded by the American Heart Association.

Dr. Hegland sees many patients with movement disorders at our Center in addition to her research efforts.