Jenny Hoit, Ph.D.


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Jeannette D. Hoit, Ph.D. is Professor of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona (UA) and a speech-language pathologist. Dr. Hoit received her B.A. in Anthropology from the UCLA, her M.A. in Communicative Disorders from SDSU, her Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from UA, and pursued postdoctoral study in the Harvard School of Public Health Respiratory Biology Program. She is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and past-Editor of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. Her research focuses on speech physiology, with particular emphasis on normal aging and development, respiratory and velopharyngeal function and dysfunction, ventilator-supported speech, and speaking-related dyspnea.

Research Interests:

  • Ventilator-supported speech
  • Speaking-related dyspnea
  • Speech breathing development, aging, and disorders
  • Velopharyngeal development, aging, and disorders