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Barbara R. Pauloski, PhD, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor
 Barbara Pauloski
(414) 229-6719
(414) 229-2620
Enderis Hall 845

Education

Ph D Speech and Language Pathology Northwestern University 1987
MA Speech and Language Pathology Northwestern University 1983
BS Speech and Language Pathology Northwestern University 1982

Interests & Expertise

Barbara Pauloski’s research focus is normal and disordered swallowing. She is interested in swallowing disorders in a full range of adult patient populations, with a primary interest in swallowing function in persons treated for head & neck cancer. She has co-authored more than seventy publications in the areas of speech and swallowing function after surgery for cancer of the head and neck, impact of chemoradiation for head and neck cancer on swallowing function, examination of rehabilitation strategies for persons with dysphagia, and documentation of normal swallowing function and changes with aging. Pauloski plans to continue her research in collaboration with her colleagues in the College of Health Sciences and others in the Milwaukee health care system.

Selected Publications

Krisciunas, G. P., Castellano, K., McCulloch, T. M., Lazarus, C. L., Pauloski, B. R., Meyer, T. K., Graner, D., Van Daele, D. J., Silbergleit, A. K., Crujido, L. R., Rybin, D., Doros, G., Kotz, T., & Langmore, S. E. (2017, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Impact of Compliance on Dysphagia Rehabilitation in Head and Neck Cancer Patients: Results from a Multi-center Clinical Trial. Dysphagia, 32(2), 327-336.
Meyer, T. K., Pisegna, J. M., Krisciunas, G. P., Pauloski, B. R., & Langmore, S. E. (2017, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Residue influences quality of life independently of penetration and aspiration in head and neck cancer survivors. The Laryngoscope, 127(7), 1615-1621.
Pauloski, B. R., & Nasir, S. M. (2016, June). Orosensory contributions to dysphagia: a link between perception of sweet and sour taste and pharyngeal delay time. Physiological reports, 4(11), e12752.
Mittal, B. B., Refaat, T., Rademaker, A. W., Pauloski, B. R., Choi, M., & Thomas, T. (2016). Dose-volume relationship for laryngeal substructures and aspiration in patients with head and neck cancers. , 96(2), E328-E329.
Langmore, S. E., McCulloch, T. M., Krisciunas, G. P., Lazarus, C. L., Van Daele, D. J., Pauloski, B. R., Rybin, D., & Doros, G. (2016, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Efficacy of electrical stimulation and exercise for dysphagia in patients with head and neck cancer: A randomized clinical trial. Head & neck, 38 Suppl 1, E1221-31.
Pauloski, B. R., Rademaker, A. W., Logemann, J. A., Discekici-Harris, M., & Mittal, B. B. (2015, November). Comparison of swallowing function after intensity-modulated radiation therapy and conventional radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Head & neck, 37(11), 1575-82.
Lazarus, C. L., & Pauloski, B. R. (2015, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Jeri Logemann’s Legacy. The ASHA Leader, 20(10).
Mittal, B. B., Pauloski, B. R., Rademaker, A. W., Discekici-Harris, M., Helenowski, I. B., Mellot, A., Agulnik, M., & Logemann, J. A. (2015, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Effect of induction chemotherapy on swallow physiology and saliva production in patients with head and neck cancer: a pilot study. Head & neck, 37(4), 567-72.
Pauloski, B. R., Logemann, J. A., Rademaker, A. W., Lundy, D., Sullivan, P. A., Newman, L. A., Lazarus, C., & Bacon, M. (2013, August). Effects of enhanced bolus flavors on oropharyngeal swallow in patients treated for head and neck cancer. Head & neck, 35(8), 1124-31.
Logemann, J. A., Curro, F., Pauloski, B. R., & Gensler, G. (2013). Aging Effects on Oropharyngeal Swallow and the Role of Dental Care in Oropharyngeal Dysphagia. Oral Diseases, 19(8), 733-737.
Logemann, J. A., Choi, M., Rademaker, A. W., Pauloski, B. R., Refaat, T., Bacchus, I. D., Liu, D., Harris, M., & Mittal, B. (2013). Late chemoradiation treatment-related swallow effects in HNC patients. The Journal of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, 16(1), 27-34.
Leder, S. B., Pauloski, B. R., Rademaker, A. W., Grammer, T., Dikeman, K., Kazandjian, M., Mendes, J., & Logemann, J. A. (2013, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Verbal communication for the ventilator-dependent patient requiring an inflated tracheotomy tube cuff: A prospective, multicenter study on the Blom tracheotomy tube with speech inner cannula. Head & neck, 35(4), 505-10.
Pauloski, B. R., Rademaker, A. W., Logemann, J. A., Lundy, D., Bernstein, M., McBreen, C., Santa, D., Campanelli, A., Kelchner, L., Klaben, B., & Discekici-Harris, M. (2011, June). Relation of mucous membrane alterations to oral intake during the first year after treatment for head and neck cancer. Head & neck, 33(6), 774-9.
Logemann, J. A., Rademaker, A., Pauloski, B. R., Kelly, A., Stangl-McBreen, C., Antinoja, J., Grande, B., Farquharson, J., Kern, M., Easterling, C. S., & Shaker, R. (2009, December). A randomized study comparing the Shaker exercise with traditional therapy: a preliminary study. Dysphagia, 24(4), 403-11.
Pauloski, B. R., Rademaker, A. W., Lazarus, C., Boeckxstaens, G., Kahrilas, P. J., & Logemann, J. A. (2009, June). Relationship between manometric and videofluoroscopic measures of swallow function in healthy adults and patients treated for head and neck cancer with various modalities. Dysphagia, 24(2), 196-203.

Presentations

Pauloski, B. R., & Kindler, A. (November 2017). Reliability of the SafeStrawTM for Limiting Liquid Volume. Dysphagia Research Society, Baltimore, MD.
Rasmussen, S., Pauloski, B. R., & Nitschke, T. (March 2017). Determining the factors associated with tongue strength in persons with head and neck cancer treated with radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy: A retrospective study. Dysphagia Research Society 2017 Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.
Pauloski, B. R., Rademaker, A. W., Lundy, D., Bernstein, M., Santa, D., & Campanelli, A. (November 2016). Randomized Clinical Trial of Two Therapy Programs for Dysphagia in Treated Head and Neck Cancer. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
Mittal, B. B., Refaat, T., Rademaker, A. W., Pauloski, B. R., Choi, M., Thomas, T. O., & Logemann, J. A. (September 2016). Dose – Volume relationship for Laryngeal Substructures and Aspiration in patients with head-and-neck cancers. American Society for Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
Meyer, T. K., Pisegna, J., Krisciunnas, G. P., Pauloski, B. R., & Langmore, S. E. (May 2016). Oral and pharyngeal residue influence quality of life independently of penetration and aspiration in head and neck cancer survivors.. American Broncho-Esophagological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
Langmore, S. E., Pisegna, J. M., Krisciunas, G. P., Meyer, T., & Pauloski, B. R. (February 2016). A Closer Look at Residue in the Post-Radiated HNC Population. Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting, Tuscon, AZ.
Pauloski, B. R., & Nasir, S. (November 2015). Orosensory Contribution to Dysphagia: A Link Between Pharyngeal Delay & Bias for Sour Taste. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention, Denver, CO.
Langmore, S. E., Pisegna, J. M., Krisciunas, G. P., Meyer, T. K., & Pauloski, B. R. (April 2015). Is Aspiration or Residue the Bigger Problem for Post-Radiated HNC Patients?. 2015 AHNS Annual Meeting held during the Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings (COSM), Boston, MA.
Krisciunas, G. P., McCulloch, T., Lazarus, C. L., Pauloski, B. R., Meyer, T. K., Graner, D., Van Daele, D. J., Silbergleit, A. K., Crujido, L. R., Kotz, T., Castellano, K., & Langmore, S. E. (March 2015). Impact of compliance on dysphagia rehabilitation outcomes: Results from a multi-center clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of electrical stimulation for dysphagia. Annual Meeting of the Dysphagia Research Society, Chicago, IL.
Langmore, S. E., Krisciunas, G. P., Lazarus, C. L., McCulloch, T., Pauloski, B. R., Gramigna, G. D., Michalakis, E., Graham, M., Messing, B. P., Wagner, C. W., & Larsen, K. (March 2015). The Impact of Time Post-Radiation on Dysphagia in HNC Patients enrolled in a Swallow Therapy Program. Annual Meeting of the Dysphagia Research Society, Chicago, IL.
Lazarus, C. L., & Pauloski, B. R. (March 2015). Tribute to Jeri A. Logemann. Annual Meeting of the Dysphagia Research Society, Chicago, IL.
Logemann, J. A., Pauloski, B. R., Pitts, L., Larsen, K., & Simuni, T. (March 2014). Agreement between Patients with Parkinson’s disease and their Caregivers on Subjective and Objective Measures of Swallowing Disorders. Annual Meeting of the Dysphagia Research Society, Nashville, TN.
Pauloski, B. R., Rademaker, A. W., Logemann, J. A., Discekici, M., & Mittal, B. B. (March 2013). Comparison of swallowing function after two forms of chemoradiation for head and neck cancer. Annual Meeting of the Dysphagia Research Society, Seattle, WA.
Logemann, J. A., Rademaker, A. W., Choi, M., Pauloski, B. R., Refaat, T., Bacchus, I. D., Liu, D., Discekici-Harris, M., Thomas, T. O., & Mittal, B. B. (March 2013). Late Chemoradiation Treatment-Related Swallow Effects in Head and Neck Cancer Patients. Annual Meeting of the Dysphagia Research Society, Seattle, WA.
Pauloski, B. R. (February 2012). Comparison of Swallowing Function After IMRT and Conventional Radiotherapy For Head and Neck Cancer. Data Blitz 2012, Evanston, Illinois.

Professional Memberships

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
  • Dysphagia Research Society

Certifications & Licensure

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence, Speech-Language Pathology
    American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
    Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
  • Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
    Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Courses Taught

  • Research Design and Methods for Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Evaluation and Management of Swallowing Disorders