Kasey McElheny

1Kasey is a Senior in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at the University of Florida. She has worked in the lab since her sophomore year and has experience working across each research program in the lab. Currently she works as a research assistant on the cardiac ICU study and is the primary rater for obtained cough spirometry airflow recordings from the neurologic outpatient research studies. Kasey is also completing her Honor’s thesis with Dr. Plowman’s that is examining physiologic factors impacting cough and airway defense in individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

Upon graduation, Kasey intends to attend graduate school to obtain her Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology. She is specifically interested in dysphagia management in individuals with neurodegenerative disease. Outside of the lab, she spends her time exercising, cooking, and presiding UF’s chapter of the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association.