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Dr. Bridget Russell, Ph.D, CCC-SLP

Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo

Dr. Bridget A. Russell received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is an Associate Professor at the State University of New York at Fredonia. She has over 160 regional, state, national and international presentations. She has published works in JSHLR, CICSD, The Communicator, SpeechPathology.Com and Voice and Speech Review and has served as an editorial consultant for JSHLR and Delmar Publishing Group. She has mentored over 90 student independent research projects culminating in 13 graduate research awards at regional and state association conventions. She is director of the Speech Production Laboratory at SUNY Fredonia which include research collaborations with Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo.

Office Hours

  • Tuesday: 11-12:30 & 2-3:30
  • Thursday: 11-12:30 & 2-3:30

Teaching Interests

Voice Disorders, Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech Mechanism, Speech Science, Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Disorders, Research Design, Clinical Instrumental Measurement, Medical Speech Pathology, Speech Pathology: voice, cleft palate and swallowing disorders.

Research Interests

Voice disorders including vocal cord dysfunction assessment and treatment, Transgendered voice treatment, Speech ventilation and respiration, and Professional voice assessment.

Awards and Honors

  • Donald Nasca Undergraduate Student Research Award- Reese Holahan, Office of Student Creative Activity & Research (2021).
  • SLP Award for Program Promoting Transgender Access to Care, (2019).
  • NYSSLHA Graduate Student Research Award Acting Mentor (Alessandra Peters), NYSSHLA (2019).
  • Golden Key International Honour Society Honorary member, Golden Key International Honour Society (2013).
  • NYSSLHA Undergraduate Student Research Award Acting Mentor (Marissa Carmello), New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2012).

Current Research

  • 2019- Effects of Vocal Cord Dysfunction Treatment Techniques on Flow-Volume Measurements in Normal Adults
  • 2019- The Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury on Word Retrieval in Individuals with High Cognitive Reserve versus Low Cognitive Reserve
  • 2021- Acoustic Characteristics of Sung Non Native Language Vowels
  • 2021- Correlation of Preoperative Oral Sentence Nasometry and Velopharyngeal Closure Pattern with Pharyngeal Flap Revision Rate in Patients with Velopharyngeal Insufficiency

Intellectual Contributions

  • "​​The Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury on Word Retrieval in Individuals with High versus Low Cognitive Reserve," Journal Of Communication Disorders (N/A).


  • "Gender Affirming Voice Assessment and Treatment for the Speech-Language Pathologist," SUNY Fredonia CDS Clinical Workshop (2023).
  • "Applying evidence to support voice intervention for transgender patients," Fredonia NSSLHA & Pride Alliance Speaker Series (2022).
  • "Cleft Lip & Palate: Assessment & Treatment Considerations for World Populations," Operation Smile Distinguished Speaker Series (2022).
  • "Effects of Sung and Spoken Production of Intervocalic /l/ on Formant Frequencies," 51st Annual Symposium of The Voice Foundation (2022).
  • "The Effects of Sung and Spoken Production of /l/ on Formant Frequencies," 23rd annual Student Research and Creativity Expo at SUNY Fredonia (2021).
  • "Voice Disorders: Basic Principles for Functional Assessment," CEU Courses for Speech Pathology (2020).
  • "Direct Behavioral Voice Therapy Techniques," CEU Courses for Speech Pathology (2020).
Dr. Bridget Russell

Dr. Bridget Russell

Associate Professor

E132 Thompson Hall
(716) 673-4616
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