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The Computational Deglutition Lab is an interdisciplinary research team consisting of speech-language pathologists and medical engineers at the University of Pittsburgh. Our lab aims to improve assessment, treatment, and quality of life for people with swallowing disorders by using swallow kinematic analysis and computational modeling techniques.

Current research work in the lab is focused on improving swallow screening techniques and biofeedback for dysphagia therapy. We use high resolution cervical auscultation to investigate the association between acoustic and vibratory signals and physiological events that occur during swallowing.


James Coyle and study participant

Are you interested in joining our lab?

We are always on the lookout for students interesting in getting involved in research. Please contact Mandy Mahoney at for more information on how to get involved.

Forbes Tower and Cathy in the background

Location Information

Building: Forbes Tower
Room: 6016A and 6016B
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260