Cara E. Stepp, PhD

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Cara Stepp
(617) 353-7487
635 Commonwealth Ave

Biography

Dr. Stepp is the director of the STEPP LAB for Sensorimotor Rehabilitation Engineering at Boston University. Her research uses engineering tools to rehabilitate disordered sensorimotor function of voice and speech. Her long-term research goal is to extend current and novel therapeutic advances to the speech system, improving current treatment alternatives.

Education

  • Harvard University, PhD
  • Harvard University, PhD
  • Smith College, SB/ScB
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SM/ScM

Publications

  • Published on 9/2/2017

    Kaneoka A, Pisegna JM, Inokuchi H, Ueha R, Goto T, Nito T, Stepp CE, LaValley MP, Haga N, Langmore SE. Relationship Between Laryngeal Sensory Deficits, Aspiration, and Pneumonia in Patients with Dysphagia. Dysphagia. 2017 Sep 02. PMID: 28866750.

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  • Published on 8/29/2017

    Lien YS, Heller Murray ES, Calabrese CR, Michener CM, Van Stan JH, Mehta DD, Hillman RE, Noordzij JP, Stepp CE. Validation of an Algorithm for Semi-automated Estimation of Voice Relative Fundamental Frequency. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2017 Oct; 126(10):712-716. PMID: 28849664.

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  • Published on 8/21/2017

    Heller Murray ES, Michener CM, Enflo L, Cler GJ, Stepp CE. The Impact of Glottal Configuration on Speech Breathing. J Voice. 2017 Aug 21. PMID: 28838793.

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  • Published on 8/15/2017

    Kaneoka A, Pisegna JM, Krisciunas GP, Nito T, LaValley MP, Stepp CE, Langmore SE. Variability of the Pressure Measurements Exerted by the Tip of Laryngoscope During Laryngeal Sensory Testing: A Clinical Demonstration. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2017 Aug 15; 26(3):729-736. PMID: 28732098.

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  • Published on 6/22/2017

    Cler GJ, Lee JC, Mittelman T, Stepp CE, Bohland JW. Kinematic Analysis of Speech Sound Sequencing Errors Induced by Delayed Auditory Feedback. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2017 Jun 22; 60(6S):1695-1711. PMID: 28655038.

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  • Published on 6/22/2017

    Cler GJ, Mittelman T, Braden MN, Woodnorth GH, Stepp CE. Video Game Rehabilitation of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction: A Case Series. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2017 Jun 22; 60(6S):1800-1809. PMID: 28655049.

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  • Published on 6/10/2017

    Stepp CE, Lester-Smith RA, Abur D, Daliri A, Pieter Noordzij J, Lupiani AA. Evidence for Auditory-Motor Impairment in Individuals With Hyperfunctional Voice Disorders. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2017 Jun 10; 60(6):1545-1550. PMID: 28590007.

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  • Published on 6/10/2017

    Heller Murray ES, Lien YS, Van Stan JH, Mehta DD, Hillman RE, Pieter Noordzij J, Stepp CE. Relative Fundamental Frequency Distinguishes Between Phonotraumatic and Non-Phonotraumatic Vocal Hyperfunction. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2017 Jun 10; 60(6):1507-1515. PMID: 28595317.

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  • Published on 12/6/2016

    MacPherson MK, Abur D, Stepp CE. Acoustic Measures of Voice and Physiologic Measures of Autonomic Arousal during Speech as a Function of Cognitive Load. J Voice. 2017 Jul; 31(4):504.e1-504.e9. PMID: 27939119.

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  • Published on 12/1/2016

    McKenna VS, Heller Murray ES, Lien YS, Stepp CE. The Relationship Between Relative Fundamental Frequency and a Kinematic Estimate of Laryngeal Stiffness in Healthy Adults. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2016 Dec 01; 59(6):1283-1294. PMID: 27936279.

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