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Sonja Molfenter

Asst. Professor of Communication/Sciences & Disorders

20072019
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Education/Academic qualification

Speech Language Pathology, PhD, University of Toronto

Sep 2009Jun 2013

Speech Language Pathology, MHSc, University of Toronto

Sep 2005Aug 2007

External positions

Affiliate Faculty, NYU Langone Medical Center

Affiliate Scientist, University Health Network, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

Fingerprint Weighted list of dominant concepts in the researcher's publications (titles and abstracts).

Deglutition Medicine & Life Sciences
Swallows Medicine & Life Sciences
Deglutition Disorders Medicine & Life Sciences
Tongue Medicine & Life Sciences
Upper Esophageal Sphincter Medicine & Life Sciences
Biomechanical Phenomena Medicine & Life Sciences
Plant Nectar Medicine & Life Sciences
Pressure Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2007 2019

  • 40 Article
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

An intensive swallowing exercise protocol for improving swallowing physiology in older adults with radiographically confirmed dysphagia

Balou, M., Herzberg, E. G., Kamelhar, D. & Molfenter, S., Jan 1 2019, In : Clinical Interventions in Aging. 14, p. 283-288 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Deglutition
Deglutition Disorders
Exercise
Swallows
Barium

Pharyngeal Area Changes in Parkinson’s Disease and Its Effect on Swallowing Safety, Efficiency, and Kinematics

Curtis, J. A., Molfenter, S. & Troche, M. S., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Dysphagia.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Deglutition
Biomechanical Phenomena
Parkinson Disease
Safety
Muscular Atrophy

Predictors of Residue and Airway Invasion in Parkinson’s Disease

Curtis, J. A., Molfenter, S. & Troche, M. S., Jan 1 2019, In : Dysphagia.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Deglutition
Parkinson Disease
Biomechanical Phenomena
Deglutition Disorders
Aspiration Pneumonia

Variations in Healthy Swallowing Mechanics During Various Bolus Conditions Using Computational Analysis of Swallowing Mechanics (CASM)

Lenell, C., Brates, D., Pearson, W. G. & Molfenter, S., Jan 1 2019, In : Dysphagia.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Deglutition
Mechanics
Young Adult
Plant Nectar
Biomechanical Phenomena

Analysis of pharyngeal edema post-chemoradiation for head and neck cancer: Impact on swallow function

Turcotte, M. C., Herzberg, E. G., Balou, M. & Molfenter, S., Oct 1 2018, In : Laryngoscope investigative otolaryngology. 3, 5, p. 377-383 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Deglutition
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Edema
Oropharyngeal Neoplasms
Therapeutics