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Martin B. Brodsky, Ph.D., Sc.M.

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

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.

1992: B.A. Michigan State University

1995: M.A. Michigan State University

2006: Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

2013: Sc.M. Johns Hopkins University

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 MB, Michel Y, Ford CL, Walters B, Heffner J. Breathing and swallowing dynamics across the adult lifespan. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005;131(9):762-770.

Dozier TS, Brodsky MB, Michel Y, Walters BC, Jr., Martin-Harris B. Coordination of swallowing and respiration in normal sequential cup swallows. Laryngoscope. 2006;116(8):1489-1493.

Martin-Harris B, Brodsky MB, Michel Y, Lee FS, Walters B. Delayed initiation of the pharyngeal swallow: normal variability in adult swallows. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2007;50(3):585-594.

Martin-Harris B, Brodsky MB, Michel Y, Castell DO, Schleicher M, Sandidge J, Maxwell R, Blair J. MBS measurement tool for swallow impairment--MBSImp: Establishing a standard. Dysphagia. 2008;23(4):392-405.

Brodsky MB, McFarland DH, Dozier TS, Blair J, Ayers C, Michel Y, Gillespie MB, Day TA, Martin-Harris B. Respiratory-swallow phase patterns and their relationship to swallowing impairment in patients treated for oropharyngeal cancer. Head Neck. 2010;32(4):481-489.

Needham DM, Davidson J, Cohen H, Hopkins RO, Weinert C, Wunsch H, Zawistowski C, Bemis-Dougherty A, Berney SC, Bienvenu OJ, Brady SL, Brodsky MB, Denehy L, Elliott D, Flatley C, Harabin AL, Jones C, Louis D, Meltzer W, Muldoon SR, Palmer JB, Perme C, Robinson M, Schmidt DM, Scruth E, Spill GR, Storey CP, Render M, Votto J, Harvey MA. Improving long-term outcomes after discharge from intensive care unit: report from a stakeholders' conference. Crit Care Med. 2012;40(2):502-509.

Brodsky MB, McFarland DH, Michel Y, Orr SB, Martin-Harris B. Significance of nonrespiratory airflow during swallowing. Dysphagia. 2012;27(2):178-184.

Brodsky MB, McNeil MR, Martin-Harris B, Palmer CV, Grayhack JP, Abbott KV. Effects of Divided Attention on Swallowing in Healthy Participants. Dysphagia. 2012;27(3):307-317.

Brodsky MB, Abbott KV, McNeil MR, Palmer CV, Grayhack JP, Martin-Harris B. Effects of Divided Attention on Swallowing in Persons with Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease. Dysphagia. 2012;27(3):390-400.

Mikushi S, Seki S, Brodsky MB, Matsuo K, Palmer JB. Stage I intraoral food transport: Effects of food consistency and initial bolus size. Arch Oral Biol. 2014;59(4):379-385.

Brodsky MB, Gellar JE, Dinglas VD, Colantuoni E, Mendez-Tellez PA, Shanholtz C, Palmer JB, Needham DM. Duration of oral endotracheal intubation is associated with dysphagia symptoms in acute lung injury patients. J Crit Care. 2014;29(4):574-579.

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