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Martin B. Brodsky, Ph.D.

Martin B. Brodsky, Ph.D.

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

Dr. Brodsky obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to his current appointment in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Brodsky was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), an adjunct to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at MUSC, and a Research Health Scientist at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina.

Dr. Brodsky has been a practicing speech-language pathologist since 1994. He is a clinician, researcher, and educator with interests in swallowing and swallowing disorders, head and neck cancer, neurologic communication disorders, and ethics. Clinical specialties include swallowing disorders and communication disorders resulting from neurologic impairments. His current research focuses on the effects of critical care medicine on swallowing and its long-term outcomes. He is a continuing education reviewer for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, a guest reviewer for several scientific journals, and a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Dysphagia Research Society, and the American Psychological Association.

Research Training:
1998 - 2001: Pre-doctoral Trainee, VA Health Care System of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2001: Research Associate, Veterans Research Foundation of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2001 - 2003: Pre-doctoral Fellowship–Swallowing/Swallowing Disorders, MUSC Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing, Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Clinical Appointment:
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Outpatient Rehabilitation

Representative Publications:

Martin-Harris, B., Brodsky, M. B., Michel, Y., Ford, C. L., Walters, B., & Heffner, J. (2005). Breathing and swallowing dynamics across the lifespan. Archives of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 131, 762-770.

Martin-Harris, B., Brodsky, M. B., Michel, Y., Castell, D. O., Schleicher, M., Sandidge, J., Maxwell, R., Blair, J. (2008). MBS Measurement tool of swallow impairment—MBSImp: Establishing a standard. Dysphagia, 23(4), 392-405.

Brodsky, M. B., McFarland, D. H., Dozier, T. S., Blair, J., Ayers, C., Michel, Y., Gillespie, M. B., Day, T. A., & Martin-Harris, B. (2010). Respiratory-swallow phase patterns and their relationship to swallowing impairment in patients treated for oropharyngeal cancer. Head and Neck, 32, 481-489.

Needham, D. M., Davidson, J., Cohen, H., Hopkins, R. O., Weinert, C., Wunsch, H., Zawistowski, C., Bemis-Dougherty, A., Berney, S. C., Bienvenu, O. J., Brady, S. L., Brodsky, M. B., Denehy, L., Elliott, D., Flatley, C., Harabin, A. L., Jones, C., Louis, D., Meltzer, W., Muldoon, S. R., Palmer, J. B., Perme, C., Robinson, M., Schmidt, D. M., Scruth, E., Spill, G. R., Storey, C. P., Render, M., Votto, J., Harvey, M. A. (2012). Improving long-term outcomes after discharge from intensive care unit: Report from a stakeholders’ conference. Critical Care Medicine, 40(2), 502-509.

Brodsky, M. B., McFarland, D. H., Michel, Y., Orr, S. B., & Martin-Harris, B. (2012). Significance of non-respiratory airflow during swallowing. Dysphagia, 27(2), 178-184.

Brodsky, M. B., McNeil, M. R., Martin-Harris, B. Grayhack, J. P., Palmer, C. V., & Verdolini Abbott, K. (2012). Effects of divided attention on swallowing in healthy participants. Dysphagia, 27(3), 307-317.

Brodsky, M. B., Verdolini Abbott, K., McNeil, M. R., Grayhack, J. P., Palmer, C. V., & Martin-Harris, B. (2012). Effects of divided attention on swallowing in patients with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease. Dysphagia, 27(3), 390-400.

Contact Information:
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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