Bari Hoffman Ruddy, PhD, CCC-SLP
Bari Hoffman Ruddy, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and jointly appointed as Associate Professor, Internal Medicine at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Hoffman Ruffy serves as research partner to the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute and Director of the Center for Voice Care and Swallowing Disorders at the Ear Nose Throat and Plastic Surgery Associates. She has worked clinically in this setting for more than 18 years treating individuals with voice and upper airway disorders specializing in pediatric, professional and neurogenic populations, along with individuals undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer. Dr. Hoffman Ruddy received her doctoral degree from the University of Florida in 2001. Her current research involves studying novel treatment technologies and biomechanical mechanisms for disorders of laryngeal function while defining the high impact on quality of life factors. She implements 3-D computer modeling of upper and lower airway function, coping strategies of individuals with dysphonia and respiratory muscle strength paradigms in a variety of patient groups. Dr. Hoffman Ruddy has a significant record of peer-reviewed publications, authorship of multiple textbooks, and actively lectures across the country on these topics. In recognition of her contributions to teaching, research, and service, she has received numerous awards within her University and state association.