Nelson Roy, PhD

Academic Information

  • Departments: Communication Sciences and Disorders - Professor, Surgery - Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Divisions: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Academic Bio

Nelson Roy is a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, The University of Utah. He received his doctorate in communication disorders in 1997 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI. He completed his undergraduate and master’s degree education in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. He holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery, and conducts biweekly voice clinics at the University of Utah Voice Disorders Center. Dr. Roy is a regularly invited speaker at national and international voice conferences and has published extensively in the area of voice disorder assessment and management. His current clinical and research interests involve: (i) epidemiology of voice disorders, (ii) treatment efficacy, (iii) differential diagnosis of MTD vs. ADSD, (iv) development of an objective, acoustic index of dysphonia severity, and (v) identifying factors that contribute to the origin and maintenance of specific voice disorders.