Loyola University Maryland

Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

Sally Gallena, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

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Assistant Professor/ Clinical Supervisor
sgallena@loyola.edu

Education

B.S. Towson University; M.S. Loyola (College) University, MD; Ph.D. University of MD, College Park
Loyola – M.S. 1979 Speech-Language Pathology /Audiology

Areas of Specialization

Disorders of Voice (including Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion; Chronic Cough), Respiration, Resonance

Achievements (past 5 years)

Publications

Gallena, S., Solomon, N.P., Johnson, A., Vossoughi, J. & Tian, W. (2015). The effect of exercise on respiratory resistance in athletes with and without paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, doi: 10.1044/2015_AJSLP-14-0110

Gallena, S., Solomon, N.P., Johnson, A., Vossoughi, J. & Tian, W. (2014). Test-retest reliability of respiratory resistance measured with the airflow perturbation device. Journal of Speech Language Hearing Research. doi:10.1044/2014_JSLHR-S-13-0246

Johnson, A. T., Chapain, P., Slaughter, D., Gallena, S., & Vossoughi, J. (2013). Inspiratory and expiratory resistances during exercise. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, 3(4). 1222-1232.

Gallena, S., Tian, W., Johnson, A., Vossoughi, J., Sarles, S. & Solomon, N. (2013) Validity of a new respiratory resistance measurement device to detect glottal area change. Journal of Voice, 27, 299-304.

Gallena, S. & Kerins, M. (2013). Nonspecific chronic cough and paradoxical vocal fold motion in pediatric patients. Seminars in Speech and Language, 34, 116-127.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations Since 2005

Stickels, B., Gallena, S., Stickels, E. Listeners’ Perception of gender after raising vowel formant frequencies in a male speaker. Paper presented at: Voice Foundation 44th Annual Symposium; May 2015; Philadelphia, PA.

Gallena, S. & Kerins, M. Recognizing and treating low incidence laryngeal disorders in the schools. Poster session presented at, American Speech Language Hearing Association Schools Conference; July, 2014; Pittsburg, PA.

Gallena, S. & Kerins, M. Treating low incidence pediatric laryngeal disorders. Paper presented at: American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) National Convention; November, 2013; Chicago, IL.

Gallena, S. Paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder: An update on diagnosis and treatment. Paper presented at: ASHA National Convention; November, 2012; Atlanta, GA.

Gallena, S., Logan, J., Tian, W. & Solomon, N. Objective and perceptual outcome measures of behavioral therapy for athletes with paradoxical vocal fold motion. Paper presented at: 41st Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice; June, 2012; Philadelphia, PA.

Gallena, S., Tian, W., Johnson, A., Vossoughi, J. & Solomon, N. Response to exercise in female teen athletes with paradoxical vocal fold motion. Paper presented at: ASHA National Convention; November, 2011; San Diego, CA.

Gallena, S., Tian, W., Johnson, A., Vossoughi, J. & Solomon, N. Differences in respiratory resistance following exercise in athletes with paradoxical vocal fold motion and controls. Paper presented at:  ASHA National Convention; November, 2011; San Diego, CA.

Gallena, S., Tian, W., Johnson, A., Vossoughi, J. & Solomon, N. Preliminary research for paradoxical vocal fold motion using the Airflow Perturbation Device. Paper presented at 40th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice; June, 2011; Philadelphia, PA.

Gallena, S. Paradoxical vocal fold motion: Case study presentations and current research”, Maryland Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention; April, 2011; Towson, MD. 

Gallena, S., Tian, W., Johnson, A., & Vossoughi, J. Differential diagnosis for four patients presenting with dyspnea.  Paper presented at: ASHA National Convention; November, 2010; Philadelphia, PA.

Invited Presentations since 2005

Gallena, S., Tian, W., Johnson, A., Vossoughi, J. & Solomon, N. Current practices and new techniques in the assessment of paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder. Paper presented at: Walter Reed Audiology and Speech Pathology Center 70th Anniversary Workshop; November, 2013; Bethesda, MD.

Gallena, S. Respiratory resistance and the effect of exercise in female teen athletes with paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder. Paper presented to Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center; March, 2012; Bethesda, MD.