Celia Deckelman, M.A., CF-SLP
Position title: Doctoral Student
Celia is a clinical fellow speech-language pathologist and doctoral student under the mentorship of Dr. Nicole Rogus-Pulia. She received her B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Maryville University of St. Louis in 2019, and earned her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology at Ohio University in 2021. Celia worked as a research assistant at Northwestern University in Dr. Angela Roberts’s Language and Communication in Aging and Neurodegeneration research lab from 2018-2019. She also worked in Dr. Youngsun Kim’s Swallowing Research Lab at Ohio University where she published an article analyzing various swallowing temporal transition timings between stroke and head and neck cancer survivors. In her free time, Celia enjoys traveling home to Illinois to visit her family, friends, and dog, Molly. Her current research interests relate to improving quality of life and patient adherence among individuals with neurodegenerative disorders who suffer from dysphagia in skilled nursing facilities.