Portrait of Marylou Gelfer

Marylou Pausewang Gelfer, PhD, CCC-SLP

  • Professor Emerita, Communication Sciences & Disorders

Speaker Topics

  • Voice & Speech Disorders
  • Voice, Care of the Professional
  • Voice, Transgendered

Interests & Expertise

Marylou Gelfer's research interests center on the voice and voice disorders. Much of her research has been devoted to establishing normative data for various vocal parameters (fundamental frequency, intensity, laryngeal quality) and procedures for valid and reliable acoustic measurement.

Gelfer's expertise in the acoustic characteristics of voice led her to an interest in the voices transgendered individuals, and acoustic cues for male vs. female voice quality. Current research directions include continued development of reliable voice evaluation procedures, as well as assessing the outcomes of voice therapy.