Lisa Fry

Lisa_Thomas_small Lisa Fry, Ph.D., CCC-S, is an associate professor in the Communication Disorders program at Marshall University. Dr. Fry teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at Marshall University in the areas of voice, research, and neurogenic communication disorders. She also supervises graduate clinicians during their practicum experience at a specialty voice clinic. Her present research is in the field of voice, specifically, laryngeal muscle physiology, evidence-based practice in voice disorders, and the aging voice. Dr. Fry has presented both regionally and nationally on voice therapy, vocal aging, and dystrophin deficiency in the laryngeal muscles.

Her publications include:

Thomas Fry, L., Stemple, J.C., Harrison, A.L., Andreatta, R.A., & Andrade, F.H. (in press). Effect of dystrophin deficiency on selected intrinsic laryngeal muscles of the mdx mouse. Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research.

Thomas, L.B., Stemple, J.C., Andreatta, R.A., & Andrade, F.H. (2009). Establishing a New Animal Model for the Study of Laryngeal Biology and Disease: An Anatomic Study of the Mouse Larynx. Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, 52, 802-811.

Thomas, L.B., Joseph, G., Adkins, T., Andrade, F., & Stemple, J.C. (2008). Laryngeal muscles are spared in the dystrophin-deficient mdx mouse. Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing Research, 51, 586-595.

Thomas, L.B., Harrison, A.L., & Stemple, J.C. (2008). Aging thyroarytenoid and limb skeletal muscle: Lessons in contrast. Journal of Voice, 22, 430-450.

Roy, N., Stemple, J.C., Merrill, R., & Thomas, L.B. (2007). Dysphagia in the elderly: Preliminary evidence of prevalence, risk factors, and socioemotional effects. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology, 116, 858-865.

Stemple, J.C., & Thomas, L.B. (2007). Vocal Health and Hydration: Fact or Fiction? Voice and Speech Review. Publication of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, Inc., Cincinnati, OH, 317-319.

Roy, N., Stemple, J.C., Merrill, R., & Thomas, L.B. (2007). Epidemiology of voice disorders in the elderly: Preliminary findings. The Laryngoscope, 117(4), 628-633.

Thomas, L.B., & Stemple, J.C. (2007). Voice therapy: Does science support the art? Communicative Disorders Review, 1(1), 51-79.

Books

Stemple J. and Thomas Fry, L., (2009). Voice Therapy: Clinical Studies, 3rd Ed., San Diego: Plural Publishing, Inc.

Chapters in Edited Texts

Stemple J. and Thomas L., Performing Laryngeal Videostroboscopy, In: Laryngeal Imaging, K. Kendall, Editor, Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.  (In Press).

Her most recent presentations include:

McMullen, C., Butterfield, T., Dietrich, M., Andreatta, R., Andrade, F., Fry, L.T., Stemple, J. (July, 2010). Testing a Rat Model of Laryngeal Muscle Exercise Using Chronic Electrical Stimulation. Paper accepted for presentation at the International Conference on Advances in Laryngeal Biophysiology. Madison, WI.

Thomas, L.B. & Stemple, J.C. (2009, November). Muscular Aspects of Voice Disorders. Seminar accepted for presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

McComas, K.L., Thomas, L.B., Frank, S.T., McNealy, K.K., Reynolds, M.E., & Miller, B.A. (2009, November). Community of Research Practice: A Story of Cultural Change. Seminar accepted for presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Casey-Heatherman, W., Banks, C., & Thomas, L.B. (2009, November). Predictors of Vocal Handicap in Elderly Adults. Poster session accepted for presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Branski, R., Sivasankar, M., Rousseau, B., & Thomas, L.B. (2009, November). Innovations in Voice: From the Bench to the Clinic. Seminar accepted for presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA

Banks, C., Casey-Heatherman, W., Clark, M., Ellis, K., Fraley, N., Gardner, G., Thomas, L.B, & McComas, K. (2009, November). Researching Researchers: Demystifying the Process and the People. Poster session accepted for presentation at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Gibbs, S.R. & Fry, L. (2009, November). Common Voice Disorders. Invited talk to the 23rd Annual Jose I. Richard Family Medicine and Sports Medicine Conference. Huntington, WV.

Ensslen, A.J., Stemple, J.C., Patel, R., Croake, D., Thomas, L.B., & Banks, C. (2009, June). Acoustic, Aerodynamic, and Self-Perceived Vocal Capability in the Operatic Voice Following a Systematic Vocal Exercise Program. Paper presented at the The Voice Foundation’s 37th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, PA.

Thomas, L.B., Banks, C., Casey-Heatherman, W., Clark, M., Ellis, K., Frank, S.T., Gardner, G., Jones, A., McComas, K., McNealy, K., & Reynolds, M.E. (2009, April). A Community of Research Practice: Fostering Scholarship Among Students and Faculty. Poster presented at the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Huntington, WV.

Thomas, L.B., Stemple, J.C., Andreatta, R., Harrison, A.L., & Andrade, F.H. (2008, November). Effect of dystrophin deficiency on selected intrinsic laryngeal muscles of the mdx mouse. Technical session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Andreatta, R., Connor, N., Fisher, K., Stemple, J., Thibeault, S., & Thomas, L.B. (2008, November). Bench to bedside: Linking basic science to clinical voice care. Short course presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Casey-Heatherman, W., Thomas, L.B., & Stemple, J.C. (2008, November). Degree of vocal handicap in two age groups of adults.  Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Schaefer, C., Reynolds, S., Henderson, A., Joshi, A., Stinehauer, K., Horne, R., McDonald-Klimek, M., Thomas, L.B., & Stemple, J.C. (2008, November). A normative study of the adult voice. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Thomas, L.B., Stemple, J.C., Andreatta, R.D., Harrison, A.L., & Andrade, F.H. (2008, July). Establishing the mouse model for the transgenic study of laryngeal biology and disease effects on the larynx. Paper presented at the International Conference on Advances in Laryngeal Biophysiology (ICALB), Madison, Wisconsin.

Thomas, L.B., Stemple, J.C., Andreatta, R., & Andrade, F.H. (2008, May). The mouse larynx: A tool for laryngeal research. Paper presented at The Voice Foundation’s 37th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, PA.

Thomas, L.B. (2008, April). Physiologic approaches to voice treatment. Invited presentation to the West Virginia Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Flatwoods, WV.

Stemple, J.C. & Thomas, L.B. (2008, January). Epidemiology of Voice Disorders in the Elderly. University of Kentucky Department of Rehabilitation Sciences Research Colloquium Series, Lexington, KY.