Christy L. Ludlow, PhD
Christy L. Ludlow, PhD, is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Director of the Laboratory of Neural Bases of Communication and Swallowing at James Madison University in Virginia. Dr. Ludlow first served as program staff in Extramural Research administering grants and contracts at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, before she moved into the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. There she became a Senior Investigator responsible for conducting both basic and clinical research and training many postdoctoral fellows in research. Dr. Ludlow has received Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the American Laryngological Association, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. In the last five years, Dr. Ludlow has conducted clinical trials in collaboration with industry, was responsible for Investigational Device Exemption trials under the FDA as both a Principal Investigator and Sponsor, and has filed patents for neurorehabilitation.