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Ianessa A. Humbert

Ianessa A. Humbert

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Education and Training:

  • B.S., University of South Florida, Speech Pathology, 1998
  • M.A., Howard University, Speech Pathology, 2000
  • Ph.D., Howard University, Speech Pathology, 2005
  • Pre-doctoral, NINDS (NIH), Swallowing, 2005
  • Postdoctoral, University of Wisconsin, Swallowing Neurophysiology, 2007

Research Activities/Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Ludlow, C., Humbert, I., Saxon, K., Poletto, C., Sonies, B., Crujudo, L. The Effects of Surface Electrical Stimulation both at Rest and During Swallowing in Chronic Pharyngeal Dysphagia. Dysphagia 2006, May 23.

Humbert, IA., Poletto, C., Saxon, K., Kearney, P., Crujido, L., Wright-Harp, W., Payne, J., Sonies, B., Ludlow, C. The Effect of Surface Electrical Stimulation on Hyo-Laryngeal Movement in Normal Individuals at Rest and During Swallowing. Journal of Applied Physiology 2006 Dec; 101 1657-63.

Humbert IA and Robbins JA. Normal swallowing and functional magnetic resonance imaging: a systematic review. Dysphagia. 2007 Jul;22(3):266-75.

Humbert, IA. Poletto, C., Saxon, K., Kearney, P., Ludlow, C. The Effect of Surface Electrical Stimulation on Vocal Fold Position. Laryngoscope. 2008 Jan;118(1):14-19.

Humbert, IA. Reeder, S., Porcaro, E., Kays, S., Brittain, J., Robins, J. Simultaneous estimation of tongue volume and fat fraction using IDEAL-FSE. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2008 Aug;28(2):504-8.

Humbert IA and Robbins JA. Dysphagia in the Elderly. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2008 Nov;19(4):853-66

Humbert, IA., Fitzgerald, M., McLaren, D., Johnson, S., Porcaro, E., Kosmatka, K., Hind, K., Robbins, Neurophysiology of Swallowing: Effects of Age and Bolus Type. Neuroimage. 2009 Feb 1;44(3):982-91.

Humbert, IA., McLaren, D., Kosmatka, K., Fitzgerald, M., Johnson, S., Porcaro, E., Kays S.,. Umoh, E., Robbins, J. Early deficits in cortical control of swallowing in Alzheimer’s disease Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2010;19(4):1185-97.

Humbert, IA., McLaren, D., Malandraki, G., Johnson, S., Robbins, J. Swallowing intentional off-state in aging and Alzheimer’s disease: a preliminary study. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2011;26(2):347-54.

Humbert, IA., Joel, S., Tactile, gustatory, and visual biofeedback stimuli modulate neural substrates of deglutition, Neuroimage. 2012 Jan 16;59(2):1485-90.

Humbert, IA., Lokhande, A., Christopherson, H., German, R., Stone, A. Adaptation of swallowing hyo-laryngeal kinematics is distinct in oral versus pharyngeal sensory processing. class J Appl Physiol. 2012 Mar 8.

Humbert IA, Michou E, MacRae PR, Crujido L. Electrical stimulation and swallowing: how much do we know? Semin Speech Lang. 2012 Aug;33(3):203-16

Humbert, IA., Christopherson, H., Lokhande, A., German, R., Gonzalez-Fernandez, M., Celnik, P. Human hyo-laryngeal movements show adaptive motor learning during swallowing. Dysphagia, August 2012

Humbert, IA., and German, RZ. New directions for understanding neural control in swallowing: The potential and promise of motor learning. Dysphagia, November 2012.

Invited Symposia and Seminars

Ludlow C., Humbert, I. Indiana Voice and Dysphagia Network, The Effects of Electrical Stimulation on Laryngeal Function and Swallowing in Healthy and Disordered Individuals, 2008

Ludlow C., Humbert, I., Crary M., Langmore S., American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention 2007. Short Course 03: Electrical Stimulation for Swallowing Research: Comparing and Contrasting Protocols.

Robbins, JA., Hind, J., Kays, S, Humbert, I., Gerontological Society of America Annual Convention 2007. Dysphagia in Early Alzheimer’s Disease: A Videofluoroscopic Study.

Ludlow, C., Humbert, I., SLP Health Care Forum: Clinical Hot Topics, American Speech Language Hearing Association (2004).

Awards and Traineeships

Lessons for Success Attendance Award, American Speech Language Hearing Association, 2008

Minority Student Leadership Travel Award (Postdoctoral Fellow), ASHA Convention 2006.

Summer Institute on Aging Research, National Institute on Aging 20th Anniversary, July 8-14, 2006

New Investigator Award, Dysphagia Research Society, (2006)

Best Doctoral Oral Presentation in Arts and Sciences Department, Howard University Research Symposium, (2005).

Current Address:

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Baltimore MD, 21231

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