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Martin B. Brodsky, M.A., Ph.D., Sc.M.
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Research Interests: Larynx; Pharynx; Respiration; Dysphagia after oral intubation; Impact of critical care medicine on swallowing; Swallowing disorders (dysphagia); Swallowing ...read more
Dr. Martin B. Brodsky is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Brodsky is a clinician, researcher and educator with interests in swallowing and swallowing disorders, head and neck cancer, neurologic communication disorders, and ethics. His current research focus is the effects and long-term outcomes of critical care medicine on swallowing.
His professional activities include serving as a continuing education reviewer for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and as a guest reviewer for scientific journals. He is a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Dysphagia Research Society and the American Psychological Association.
- Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Departments / Divisions
- B.A., Michigan State University (Michigan) (1992)
- M.A., Michigan State University (Michigan) (1995)
- Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) (2006)
- Sc.M., Johns Hopkins University (Maryland) (2013)
Veterans Research Foundation of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2001, Research associate; VA Health Care System of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2001, Pre-doctoral trainee; Medical University of South Carolina, Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing, Charleston, SC, 2003, Swallowing and swallowing disorders; Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 2003, Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery
Research & Publications
Dr. Brodsky’s research focus is the effects and long-term outcomes of critical care medicine on swallowing. He is conducting research related to oral intubation.
Selected PublicationsView all on Pubmed
Brodsky MB, Suiter DM, Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Michtalik HJ, Frymark TB, Venediktov R, Schooling T. Screening accuracy for aspiration using bedside water swallow tests: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Chest. 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2016.03.059. PubMed citation. Journal site.
Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Brodsky MB, Palmer JB. Poststroke communication disorders and dysphagia. Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2015;26(4):657-670. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2015.06.005. PubMed citation. Journal citation.
Brodsky MB, Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Mendez-Tellez PA, Shanholtz C, Palmer JB, Needham DM. Factors associated with swallowing assessment after oral endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation for acute lung injury. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014;11(10):1545-1552. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201406-274OC. PubMed citation. Journal citation.
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. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2014.02.015. PubMed citation. Journal citation.
Inokuchi H, Gonzalez-Fernandez M, Matsuo K, Brodsky MB, Yoda M, Taniguchi H, Okazaki H, Hiraoka T, Palmer JB. Electromyography of swallowing with fine wire intramuscular electrodes in healthy human: Activation sequence of selected hyoid muscles. Dysphagia. 2014;29(6):713-721. doi: 10.1007/s00455-014-9566-1. PubMed citation. Journal citation.
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. doi: 10.1007/s00455-011-9367-8. PubMed citation. Journal citation.
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. doi: 10.1007/s00455-011-9381-x. PubMed citation. Journal citation.
Brodsky MB, McFarland DH, Michel Y, Orr SB, Martin-Harris B. Significance of nonrespiratory airflow during swallowing. Dysphagia. 2012;27(2):178-184. doi: 10.1007/s00455-011-9350-4. PubMed citation. Journal citation.
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. doi: 10.1007/s00455-008-9185-9. PubMed citation. Journal citation.
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. doi: 10.1001/archotol.131.9.762. PubMed citation. Journal citation.
Activities & Honors
- Research Development Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, 2000
- New Investigator Award, ASHA Special Interest Division 13: Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders in partnership with the Yul Brynner Head and Neck Cancer Foundation, Inc., 2003
- Presidential Scholar, Medical University of South Carolina, 2003 - 2004
- Clinical Research Scholar, Johns Hopkins University, 2011 - 2014
- American Psychological Association
- American Speech-Language Hearing Association
- Dysphagia Research Society