Dr. Jessica M. Pisegna, PhD, MS-CCC-CLP, MEd received her doctoral degree in 2016 from Boston University: Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology Head-Neck Surgery at Boston University and is a clinical Speech Pathologist at Boston Medical Center where she is also the Director of the Voice and Swallowing Center and Section Chief of the Speech Pathology services. Her doctoral work propelled her to researching adult voice and swallowing disorders, which has been a passion of hers. In the world of medical speech language pathology, she particularly enjoys the detective-like skills required to figure out why someone may have trouble voicing, swallowing, or breathing. She specializes in rehabilitating adults with swallowing disorders caused from stroke, head/neck cancer, trauma, and other diseases or disabilities. Her clinical work and research goals aim to improve diagnosis of swallowing disorders to improve diagnosis and recovery time.
- Boston University, PhD
- Boston University, MS
- Long Island University Brooklyn, MEd
- Hamilton College, BA
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- Published on 6/10/2022
Kumar S, Marchina S, Langmore S, Massaro J, Palmisano J, Wang N, Searls DE, Lioutas V, Pisegna J, Wagner C, Shinde A, Schlaug G. Fostering eating after stroke (FEASt) trial for improving post-stroke dysphagia with non-invasive brain stimulation. Sci Rep. 2022 Jun 10; 12(1):9607. PMID: 35689084.
- Published on 12/3/2021
Sambhu M, Goh T, Golan H, Pisegna J, Noordzij JP. Evaluating the use of baclofen as adjunct treatment for muscle tension dysphonia. Am J Otolaryngol. 2022 Mar-Apr; 43(2):103309. PMID: 34896937.
- Published on 5/25/2021
Starmer HM, Arrese L, Langmore S, Ma Y, Murray J, Patterson J, Pisegna J, Roe J, Tabor-Gray L, Hutcheson K. Adaptation and Validation of the Dynamic Imaging Grade of Swallowing Toxicity for Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing: DIGEST-FEES. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2021 06 04; 64(6):1802-1810. PMID: 34033498.
- Published on 1/4/2021
Ganann MG, Kitila M, Patel R, Brook CD, Pisegna JM. The FEES box: A novel barrier to contain particles during aerosol-generating procedures. Am J Otolaryngol. 2021 May-Jun; 42(3):102888. PMID: 33460980.
- Published on 11/24/2020
Plocienniczak MJ, Patel R, Pisegna J, Grillone G, Brook CD. Evaluating a Prototype Nasolaryngoscopy Hood During Aerosol-Generating Procedures in Otolaryngology. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 06; 164(6):1251-1256. PMID: 33228434.
- Published on 8/14/2020
Marchina S, Pisegna JM, Massaro JM, Langmore SE, McVey C, Wang J, Kumar S. Transcranial direct current stimulation for post-stroke dysphagia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Neurol. 2021 Jan; 268(1):293-304. PMID: 32797300.
- Published on 7/7/2020
Pisegna JM, Langmore SE, Meyer TK, Pauloski B. Swallowing Patterns in the HNC Population: Timing of Penetration-Aspiration Events and Residue. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Dec; 163(6):1232-1239. PMID: 32633196.
- Published on 5/14/2020
Tadavarthi Y, Hosseini P, Reyes SE, Focht Garand KL, Pisegna JM, Pearson WG. Pilot Study of Quantitative Methods for Differentiating Pharyngeal Swallowing Mechanics by Dysphagia Etiology. Dysphagia. 2021 04; 36(2):231-241. PMID: 32410203.
- Published on 4/18/2020
Kim K, Pisegna JM, Kennedy S, Langmore S. Measuring Vallecular Volume on Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing: A Proof of Concept Study. Dysphagia. 2021 02; 36(1):96-107. PMID: 32303907.
- Published on 1/20/2020
Borders JC, O'Dea MB, McNally E, Norberg E, Kitila M, Walsh M, Liu R, Pisegna JM. Inter- and Intra-Rater Reliability of Laryngeal Sensation Testing with the Touch Method During Flexible Endoscopic Evaluations of Swallowing. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2020 Jun; 129(6):565-571. PMID: 31958985.
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