Karen Wheeler Hegland, PhD

Karen Hegland, PhD
Karen Hegland, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
College of Public Health and Health Professions


Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health

3009 SW Williston Road

Gainesville, FL 32608

Phone (352) 294-5400
Fax 352-627-4295

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.