Karen Wheeler Hegland, PhD
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
College of Public Health and Health Professions
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.
- Learn more about Dr. Hegland and the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
- Learn more about the Speech & Swallowing clinic for Movement Disorders
- Dr. Hegland’s research on PubMed