Dr. Amanda I. Gillespie is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at the Emory University School of Medicine, Director of Speech Pathology, and Co-Director of the Emory Voice Center. She earned an undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology and audiology from New York University and a Master of Science in speech-language pathology from the University of Pittsburgh. She completed her Ph.D. with Dr. Katherine Verdolini Abbott at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Gillespie leads a clinical research program that challenges existing voice therapy and diagnostic paradigms and examines the voice as a complex product of the entire body. Specifically, Dr. Gillespie’s work reframes voice therapy as manipulation of everyday speaking habits and techniques. She mechanistically explores the interactions between the larynx and other body systems, particularly the respiratory system. Her approach to voice diagnosis and treatment research reflects this interest in interactions.
Dr. Gillespie’s research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and various local and national foundations. Dr. Gillespie has authored numerous publications and book chapters and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences.