Lauren Tabor Gray honored as PHHP outstanding alumni

Lauren Tabor

Lauren Tabor Gray, PhD, CCC-SLP
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences ’18 

Lauren Tabor Gray is an ALS Clinical Scientist, SLP Clinician, and Swallowologist. She is the Co-Director of the Phil Smith Neuroscience Institute ALS Center in Fort Lauderdale. The mission of her current research is to develop efficacious treatment regimens to improve cough function and airway protection in individuals with ALS, in an effort to maintain oral intake and improve quality of life.   

She works collaboratively with Holy Cross Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in the management of individuals with ALS, developing novel treatments and precision-based, individualized medical care. Current research interests focus on the impact of exercise on swallowing physiology, airway protection, cough and respiratory function in persons with ALS, and the use of biofeedback as an adjuvant therapy to improve dysphagia therapy outcomes. Additional clinical research interests include voice and swallowing disorders in neurogenic populations, specifically Parkinson’s disease.

She received her bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University, master’s from the University of South Florida and doctorate from UF.

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