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Amanda Stark, M.S., CCC-SLP

Amanda C. (Heller) Stark, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a research associate at the Utah Center for Vocology and a clinical speech-language pathologist at both the University of Utah Voice Disorders Center and the Intermountain Voice and Swallowing Center. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Colorado Boulder, studying speech-language pathology and psychology, and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Utah. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Arizona. 

Stark has served as first author and co-author for peer-reviewed publications in Acta Biomaterialia, Annals of Otolaryngology, Annals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology, Dysphagia, European Respiratory Journal (ERJ) Open Research, PLOS Computational Biology, Journal of Singing, Journal of Voice, and The Laryngoscope. She was co-author of the paper “Exploring the Neural Bases of Primary Muscle Tension Dysphonia: A Case Study Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging,” which was awarded Best Paper in Basic Science by the Journal of Voice in 2019. 

She has given presentations for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Conference, American Thoracic Society (ATS), Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM), and Fall Voice, and served as a co-presenter at the International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics, the Phonosurgery Symposium, and the Voice Foundation Annual Symposium. She was co-author of the poster “Exploring the Neural Bases of Primary Muscle Tension Dysphonia (pMTD): A Case Study using fMRI,” which was awarded the Third Place - David W. Brewer Award for Best Poster at the 2017 Voice Foundation Annual Symposium. She also co-authored “Effects of Nebulized Isotonic Saline vs. Water after Laryngeal Desiccation in Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome,” which earned the Meritorious Poster Award in the Voice, Resonance, and Alaryngeal Speech Section at the 2013 ASHA Convention. 

Stark was awarded a student scholarship by the American Thoracic Society in 2021, is an active member of the Pan American Vocology Association and ASHA, and is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT). She has taught at the Summer Vocology Institute each year since 2016. 

She is a proud Wisconsonite who oversees a large cohort of children and pets, some of whom make occasional appearances on Zoom meetings. She enjoys being outdoors skiing, hiking, biking, and fishing, and always leaves room for banana cream pie.

Last Updated: 11/19/21