Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Kristine Tanner

Adjunct Assistant Professor/Research, Speech-Language Pathology

  Dr. Kristine Tanner

Kristine Tanner, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Voice Disorders Center

Surgical Specialty Center

729 Arapeen Drive

Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Tel: (801) 585-7946

Fax: (801) 587-3569

kristine.tanner@hsc.utah.edu


 

Clinical & Faculty Affiliations

Clinical Director, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Voice Disorders Center, University of Utah Health Care

Adjunct Assistant Professor/Research, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders,

College of Health, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Otolaryngology¿Head & Neck Surgery,

Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education,

College of Education & Human Services, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

 

Academic Degrees

2005, Ph.D., The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah (2000-2005)

1999, M.S., Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah (1997-1999)

1997, B.S., Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah (1993-1997)

 

Professional and Academic Association Memberships

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CCC-SLP, 2000-Present)

ASHA Special Interest Division III¿Voice and Voice Disorders

Utah Department of Professional Licensing

Utah Center on Aging

 

Academic & Professional Service

Editorial Review Board - Journal of Voice

Guest Associate Editor -Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research

Reviewer - Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research

Reviewer - International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology

Reviewer - The Laryngoscope

Clinical Mentor - Voice Disorders Center - graduate students, medical students and resident

physicians (2003-present)

Masters Thesis Committee Member - Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders ¿

Kamille Kimber, M.A. (2007-2009)

Independent Study Mentor - Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders - 12 undergraduate students in speech-language pathology (2007-2009)

Grant-funded Employer - Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders - 9 graduate and undergraduate students in speech-language pathology and bioengineering (2007-2009; 2012-)

 

Professional Experience

11/09-Present             Clinical Director, Voice Disorders Center

                                  The University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics: Salt Lake City, Utah

7/09-11/09                   Interim Clinical Director, Voice Disorders Center

                                  The University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics: Salt Lake City, Utah

6/02-10/02                   Speech-Language Pathologist, Voice Disorders Center

and 7/03-6/09              The University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics: Salt Lake City, Utah

9/00-5/02                     Speech-Language Pathologist Volunteer, Voice Disorders Center

                                         The University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics: Salt Lake City, Utah

 1/01-5/01                     Clinical Supervisor, Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

and 8/01-12/01            The University of Utah: Salt Lake City, Utah

 3/99-5/00                     Speech-Language Pathologist, Hillcrest Elementary

                                          Alpine School District: Highland, Utah

Academic Experience

10/11-Present             Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education

                                 Utah State University: Logan, Utah

11/09-Present             Adjunct Assistant Professor¿Research, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

                                 The University of Utah: Salt Lake City, Utah

06/06-Present             Adjunct Assistant Professor¿Clinical, Division of Otolaryngology¿Head and Neck Surgery

                                         The University of Utah School of Medicine: Salt Lake City, Utah

 6/09-9/11                    Instructor, Department of Communicative Disorders & Deaf Education

                                  Utah State University: Logan, Utah

 11/05-11/09                Adjunct Assistant Professor¿Instructor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

                                          The University of Utah: Salt Lake City, Utah

Honors

7/09 and 3/10             Clinical Practice Research Institute

                                         American Speech-Language Hearing Association: Invited Participant

 11/03                            Graduate Research Travel Award

                                        American Speech-Language Hearing Association: Annual Convention

 6/03                              David W. Brewer Award for "Best Poster Presentation"

                              Roy, N., Weinrich, B., Gray, S., Tanner, K., Stemple, J., & Sapienza, C., Three treatments for teachers with voice disorders: A randomized clinical trial. Voice Foundation 32nd Annual            

                              Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

 8/00, 8/01                  The Lamborn Scholarship

and 8/03                  The University of Utah: Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

 

5/01                               Elizabeth Fuhriman Gardner Prize for Outstanding Woman in the Health Sciences

                                        The University of Utah: Combined Colleges of Medicine, Health, Nursing, and Pharmacy

8/97, 1/98,                  Graduate Student Academic Scholarship

8/98, and 1/99         Brigham Young University: Department of Audiology and Speech- Language Pathology

 

Publications (Refereed)

 Tanner, K., Roy, N., Merrill, R. M., Sauder, C., Houtz, D. R., & Smith, M. E. (in press).  Case-control study of risk factors for spasmodic dysphonia: A comparison with other voice disorders. The Laryngoscope.   

Tanner, K., Roy, N., Merrill, R. M., Sauder, C., Houtz, D. R., & Smith, M. E. (2011). Spasmodic dysphonia: Onset, course, socioemotional effects, and treatment response. Annals of Otology, Rhinology,   and Laryngology, 120 (7), 465-473.

 Hunter, E. J., Tanner, K., & Smith, M. E. (2011). Gender differences affecting vocal health of women in vocally demanding careers. Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology, 36 (3), 128-136.

 Tanner, K., Roy, N., Merrill, R. M., Kimber, K., Sauder, C., Houtz, D., Doman, D., & Smith, M. E. (2011). Risk and protective factors for spasmodic dysphonia: A case-control investigation. Journal of Voice, 25, e35-e46.

Tanner, K., Roy, N., Merrill, R. M., Muntz, F., Houtz, D., Sauder, C., Elstad, M., & Wright-Costa, J. (2010). Nebulized isotonic saline versus water following a laryngeal desiccation challenge in classically-trained sopranos. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 53, 1555-1566.

Tanner, K., Sauder, C., Thibeault, S. L., Dromey, C., & Smith, M. E. (2010). Vocal fold bowing in elderly male monozygotic twins: A case study. Journal of Voice, 24, 470-476.

Sauder, C., Roy, N., Tanner, K., Houtz, D., & Smith, M. E. (2010). Vocal function exercises as a treatment for presbylaryngis: A multidimensional assessment. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology, 119, 460-467.

Tanner, K., Roy, N., Merrill, R. M., & Elstad, M. (2007). The effects of three nebulized osmotic agents in the dry larynx. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 50, 635-646.

Tanner, K., Roy, N., Merrill, R. M., & Power, D.  (2005). Velopharyngeal port status during classical singing. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 48, 1311-1324.

 Tanner, K., Roy, N., Ash, A., & Buder, E. H. (2005). Spectral moments of the long-term average spectrum: Sensitive indices of voice change following voice therapy? Journal of Voice, 19, 211-221.

 Roy, N., Weinrich, B., Tanner, K., Corbin-Lewis, K., & Stemple, J. (2004). Replication, randomization, & clinical relevance: A response to Dworkin & colleagues. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 47, 358-365.

 Roy, N., Tanner, K., Gray, S., Blomgren, M., & Fisher, K. (2003). An evaluation of the effects of three laryngeal lubricants on phonation threshold pressure (PTP). Journal of Voice, 17, 331-342.

 Roy, N., Weinrich, B., Gray, S., Tanner, K., Stemple, J., & Sapienza, C. (2003). Three treatments for teachers with voice disorders: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 46, 670-688.

 Roy, N., Weinrich, B., Gray, S., Tanner, K., Walker-Toledo, S., Dove, H., Corbin-Lewis, K., & Stemple, J. (2002). Voice amplification versus vocal hygiene instruction for teachers with voice disorders: A treatment outcomes
study. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 45, 625-638.

 

Professional Presentations & Published Abstracts (Refereed)

Tanner, K., Roy, N., Merrill, R. M., Sauder, C., Houtz, D. R., & Smith, M. E.  Case-control study of risk factors for spasmodic dysphonia: A comparison with other voice disorders. Paper accepted for presentation at the American Laryngological Association Spring Meeting at COSM, San Diego, California, April 18, 2012.

Tanner, K., Roy, N., Merrill, R. M., Sauder, C., Houtz, D. R., & Smith, M. E. Spasmodic dysphonia: Onset, course, socioemotional effects, and treatment response. Paper presented at the 2011 Fall Voice Conference at University of California¿San Francisco and the International Association of Phonosurgery, San Francisco, California, November 4, 2011.

Tanner, K., Roy, N., Merrill, R. M., Kimber, K., Sauder, C., Houtz, D. R., Doman, D., & Smith, M. E. Risk and protective factors for spasmodic dysphonia: A case-control investigation. Paper presented at the Voice Foundation 39th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 6, 2010.

Roy, N., Barton, M., Smith, M. E., Dromey, C., Sauder, C., Houtz, D. R., & Tanner, K. Toward improved recognition of unilateral external superior laryngeal nerve paralysis. Paper presented at the Voice Foundation 39th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 6, 2010.

Sauder, C., Roy, N., Tanner, K., Houtz, D. R., & Smith, M. E. Vocal function exercises for presbylaryngis: A multidimensional assessment of treatment outcomes. Paper presented at the Voice Foundation 39th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 5, 2010.

Tanner, K., Roy, N., Merrill, R. M., Muntz, F., Houtz, D. R., Sauder, C., Elstad, M., & Wright-Costa, J. Nebulized isotonic saline versus water in classical sopranos following laryngeal desiccation. Paper presented at the Voice Foundation 39th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 3, 2010.

Tanner, K., Roy, N., Wright-Costa, J., Muntz, F., Sauder, C., Houtz, C., & Elstad, M. The effects of nebulized isotonic saline versus water on vocal effort in the dry larynx: A new solution for singers? Paper presented at the Center for Interdisciplinary Arts & Technology, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 1, 2009.

Roy, N., Smith, M., Sauder, C., Tanner, K., Barton, M., & Redd, J. In vivo modeling of acute superior laryngeal nerve denervation. Poster presented at the CRR Research Symposium, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, December, 2007.

Tanner, K., Sauder, C., Smith, M., Thibeault, S., & Dromey, C. The effects of vocal fold bowing in monozygotic twins. Paper presented at the Voice Foundation 35th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 4, 2006.

Tanner, K., Roy, N., Merrill, R. M., & Elstad, M. The effects of three nebulized osmotic agents in the dry larynx. Paper presented at the Voice Foundation 35th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 4, 2006.

Tanner, K., Roy, N., Power, D., & Lutz, R. Velopharyngeal port status during classical singing. Paper presented at the Voice Foundation 33rd Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 4, 2004.

Tanner, K., Chapman, K., Buder, E. H., & Sussman, J. E. VOT analysis of syllable-initial stop production in children with cleft palate. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, Illinois, November 13, 2003.

Tanner, K. & Roy, N. Velopharyngeal port status during classical singing. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Chicago, Illinois, November 15, 2003.

Tanner, K., Roy, N., Ash, A. C., & Buder, E. H. Spectral moments of the long-term average spectrum: Sensitive indices of voice improvement following voice therapy? Paper presented at the Voice Foundation 32nd Annual Symposium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 5, 2003.

 Roy, N., Weinrich, B., Gray, S., Tanner, K., Stemple, J., & Sapienza, C. Three treatments for teachers with voice disorders: A randomized clinical trial. Poster presented at the Voice Foundation 32nd Annual Symposium, Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June, 2003.

 Roy, N., Weinrich, B. D., Gray, S. D., Tanner, K., Stemple, J. C., & Sapienza, C. M. Three treatments for voice-disordered teachers: A randomized clinical trial. Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, November 22, 2002.

 Tanner, K., Roy, N., Gray, S. D., Blomgren, M., & Fisher, K. V. An evaluation of the effects of three laryngeal lubricants on phonation threshold pressure (PTP). Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, November 21, 2002.

 Roy, N., Tanner, K., Gray, S., Blomgren, M., & Fisher, K. An evaluation of the effects of three laryngeal lubricants on phonation threshold pressure (PTP). Paper presented at the Voice Foundation 31st Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June, 2002.

 Tanner, K., Roy, N., Ash, A. C., & Buder, E. H. Spectral moments of the long-term average spectrum: Sensitive indices of voice improvement following voice therapy? Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 17, 2001.

 Ash, A. C., Roy, N., & Tanner, K. Does the larynx lower following manual circumlaryngeal treatment for FD? Poster presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 15, 2001.

 

Invited Courses & Workshops

Tanner, K. Assessment and management of voice disorders. Invited day course, Utah State
University Summer Seminars for the Assessment and Management of Communicative Disorders, Logan, Utah, (upcoming) June 14, 2012.

Tanner, K. & Muntz, F. Perspectives on resonance and the singing voice. Presentation to be given in association with the University of Utah Voice Disorders Center and School of Music, Vocal Area, Dumke Recital Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah, January 28, 2012.

Tanner, K. & Wedge, T. Revisiting "Si Cante Come Si Parla": The relationship between speaking and singing. Invited workshop, 2011 Fall Voice Conference at University of California¿San Francisco and the International Association of Phonosurgery, San Francisco, California, November 4, 2011.

Muntz, F. & Tanner, K. Rehabilitation of the singing voice: Master class. Presentation given in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team, The Voice Disorders Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 6, 2010.

Tanner, K. Assessment and management of voice disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. Invited day course, Alaska Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, Anchorage, Alaska, November 1, 2008.

 Tanner, K., Roy, N., Sauder, C., Smith, M. E., Houtz, D. R., Doman, D., Kimber, K., & Merrill, A. Epidemiologic factors of spasmodic dysphonia: A preliminary investigation. Invited presentation, National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association Symposium, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 29, 2008.

Tanner, K. Voice disorders in children and adolescents: Assessment and management. Invited course, Jordan School District, Sandy, Utah, October 31, 2007.

Tanner, K. Voice disorders: Assessment and management. Invited course, Utah Speech and Hearing Association Convention, Layton, Utah, March 9, 2007.

Tanner, K. Rehabilitation of the singer's voice. Presentation given in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team, The Voice Disorders Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 24, 2007.

Tanner, K. Voice disorders: Assessment and management. Invited course, Alpine School District, American Fork, Utah, August 16, 2005.

Tanner, K. Voice therapy for the injured singer. Presentation given in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team, The Voice Disorders Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 19, 2005.

 

Grant Funding

Tanner, K. Technology commercialization micro-grant. Technology Commercialization Office, The University of Utah.

             $4,700 March 2012-August 2012

 Tanner, K., Roy, N., & Wright Costa, J. The effects of nebulized isotonic saline versus water

on PTP in classical singers. Center for Interdisciplinary Arts and Technology, The University of Utah.

             $10,955 August 2008-June 2009

 Tanner, K., Roy, N., Sauder, C., Smith, M. E., Houtz, D. R, & Doman, D.

Epidemiologic Factors of Spasmodic Dysphonia: A Preliminary Investigation. College of Health, The University of Utah.

              $7,500 April 2008-April 2010

 Sauder, C., Tanner, K., Smith, M. E., & Roy, N. Pilot study: Examining the treatment

outcomes of vocal fold injection and voice therapy in presbylaryngis.

             $5,000 July 2007-July 2009

Tanner, K. Nebulized isotonic saline in Sjogren’s Syndrome. Rehabilitation Services, The University of Utah.

             $575 March 2012-August 2012

Other Funding Applications (applied for but not received)

Tanner, K., Roy, N., Merrill, R. M., Sauder, C., Smith, M. E., Kimber, K., Houtz, D. R, &

Doman, D. Epidemiologic Factors of Spasmodic Dysphonia: A Preliminary Investigation. National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association, Itasca, Illinois, December 2007 ($20,000).

Tanner, K., Sauder, C, Smith, M. E., & Houtz, D. R. Voice Impact on Communication in the

Elderly. Center on Aging, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2008 ($30,000).

Teaching Experience

Fall 2011                     Disorders of Phonation

Fall 2010                     Utah State University (Campus Graduate Program): Logan, Utah

 

Summer 2011             Disorders of Phonation

Summer 2009             Utah State University (Outreach Graduate Program): Logan, Utah

 

Spring 2009                Current Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Summer 2008             (Research Design)

Spring 2008                The University of Utah: Salt Lake City, Utah

Spring 2007

Spring 2006

 

Spring 2008                Voice Disorders

                                      The University of Utah: Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Spring 2004                Voice Disorders (portion)

                                      The University of Utah: Salt Lake City, Utah

Fall 2007                     Advanced Research Design (portion)

                                    The University of Utah: Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Fall 2011                     Guest Lecturer: Single-Subject Design (Advanced Research Design)

Fall 2010                     The University of Utah: Salt Lake City, Utah

Fall 2009

Spring 2009               

Fall 2006

Fall 2005                    

Fall 2004                    

Fall 2007                     Guest Lecturer: Treatment Efficacy and Voice Disorders (Seminar in Speech Behavior)

                                      The University of Utah: Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Fall 2004                     Guest Lecturer: Speech Acoustics (Acoustics of Speech and Hearing)

                             The University of Utah: Salt Lake City, Utah

 

 

Marketing & Public Relations Experience

 2/12                            Represented Voice Disorders Center in National News Story

                                      ABC World News online: ABCnews.go.com

1/12                             Hosted the 8th Annual Singing Voice Workshop

                                      School of Music, The University of Utah: Salt Lake City, Utah

 

4/11                             Coordinated Voice Disorders Center Media Events

                                      Good Things Utah, Fox News: Salt Lake City, Utah

 3/11                            Hosted the 7th Annual Singing Voice Workshop

                             Voice Disorders Center: Salt Lake City, Utah

 

9/09, 9/10             Coordinated Voice Disorders Center Booth

                             University of Utah Health Fair: Salt Lake City, Utah

 

5/10                             Hosted Feature Story for Voice Disorders Center

                             Ed Yeates interview for KSL News: Salt Lake City, Utah

 

4/10                             Coordinated Voice Disorders Center Media Events

                                       KSL, Studio 5, Fox News, and Good Things Utah: Salt Lake City, Utah

 

 

3/10                      Hosted the 6th Annual Singing Voice Workshop

                             Voice Disorders Center: Salt Lake City, Utah

 

10/09                    Coordinated Voice Disorders Center Media Story

                             KTVX Feature Story: Salt Lake City, Utah

 

7/09                       Hosted Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group

                             Utah Chapter: Salt Lake City, Utah

updated 3/6/12