Nadine Connor, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Position title: Professor


Phone: (608) 265-8711

361 Goodnight Hall
1975 Willow Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Nadine Connor, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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Nadine Connor’s Laboratory


B.A., University of Maryland–College Park
M.A., University of Maryland–College Park
Ph.D., Neurophysiology, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1997

Courses Taught

CD 702 Introduction to Graduate Study
CD 706 Management and Assessment of Voice Disorders
Otolaryngology Resident Research Seminar

Research Statement

Dr. Connor’s research interests include voice and swallowing disorders, head and neck cancer, aging, and neuromuscular function in the head and neck.

Representative Publications

Search PubMed for the most recent articles by Dr. Connor.

Behan M, Moeser AE, Thomas CF, Russell JA, Wang H, Leverson GE, Connor NP. The effect of tongue exercise on serotonergic input to the hypoglossal nucleus in young and old rats. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2012 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22232395.

Vinney LA, Grade JD, Connor NP. Feasibility of using a handheld electronic device for the collection of patient reported outcomes data from children. J Commun Disord. 2012 Jan;45(1):12-9. Epub 2011 Oct 20. PubMed PMID: 22078417; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3251728.

Schaser AJ, Stang K, Connor NP, Behan M. The effect of age and tongue exercise on BDNF and TrkB in the hypoglossal nucleus of rats. Behav Brain Res. 2012 Jan 1;226(1):235-41. Epub 2011 Sep 21. PubMed PMID: 21951697; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3201704.

van Leer E, Connor NP. Use of Portable Digital Media Players Increases Patient Motivation and Practice in Voice Therapy. J Voice. 2011 Aug 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21840169.

Russell JA, Ciucci MR, Connor NP, Schallert T. Targeted exercise therapy for voice and swallow in persons with Parkinson’s disease. Brain Res. 2010 Jun 23;1341:3-11. Epub 2010 Mar 15. Review. PubMed PMID: 20233583; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2908992.

Morrow SL, Connor NP. Comparison of voice-use profiles between elementary classroom and music teachers. J Voice. 2011 May;25(3):367-72. Epub 2010 Apr 1. PubMed PMID: 20359861.

Ciucci MR, Vinney L, Wahoske EJ, Connor NP. A translational approach to vocalization deficits and neural recovery after behavioral treatment in Parkinson disease. J Commun Disord. 2010 Jul-Aug;43(4):319-26. Epub 2010 Apr 8. PubMed PMID: 20434728; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2927630.

Russell JA, Connor NP, Hartig GK. Iontophoretic delivery of nitric oxide donor improves local skin flap viability. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2010;47(1):61-6. PubMed PMID: 20437327.

Morrow SL, Connor NP. Voice amplification as a means of reducing vocal load for elementary music teachers. J Voice. 2011 Jul;25(4):441-6. Epub 2010 Jul 22. PubMed PMID: 20655172.

Zraick RI, Kempster GB, Connor NP, Thibeault S, Klaben BK, Bursac Z, Thrush CR, Glaze LE. Establishing validity of the Consensus Auditory-Perceptual Evaluation of Voice (CAPE-V). Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2011 Feb;20(1):14-22. Epub 2010 Aug 25. PubMed PMID: 20739631.

Johnson AM, Ciucci MR, Russell JA, Hammer MJ, Connor NP. Ultrasonic output from the excised rat larynx. J Acoust Soc Am. 2010 Aug;128(2):EL75-9. PubMed PMID: 20707418; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2924901.

Schaser AJ, Wang H, Volz LM, Connor NP. Biochemistry of the anterior, medial, and posterior genioglossus in the aged rat. Dysphagia. 2011 Sep;26(3):256-63. Epub 2010 Aug 31. PubMed PMID: 20809174; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2998581.

Johnson AM, Connor NP. Effects of electrical stimulation on neuromuscular junction morphology in the aging rat tongue. Muscle Nerve. 2011 Feb;43(2):203-11. doi: 10.1002/mus.21819. PubMed PMID: 21254085; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3058304.

Ciucci MR, Russell JA, Schaser AJ, Doll EJ, Vinney LM, Connor NP. Tongue force and timing deficits in a rat model of Parkinson disease. Behav Brain Res. 2011 Sep 23;222(2):315-20. Epub 2011 Apr 1. PubMed PMID: 21459116; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3113690.