Brittany is a speech-language pathologist and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, with a minor in Clinical Studies through the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at UW-Madison. Her research focus has been in exercise-based treatments of dysphagia. Her dissertation studies focus on dose-related mechanisms of tongue exercise, specially interested in how varying components of exercise dose affects tongue muscle biology, physiology, and swallowing function. Her Ph.D. studies in exercise science and kinesiology have fueled this interest and inspired this work. In addition to her interests in exercise dose, Brittany has also studied the relationships between patient adherence with exercise protocols and patient outcomes. She will be defending her dissertation in August of 2019 and has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Bonnie Martin-Harris at Northwestern University this fall. When she isn’t nerd-ing out about dysphagia research you can usually find her at the dog park with her pug, Gus, running/biking/swimming, or watching the bachelor(ette).