Jackie L. Gartner-Schmidt, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, is Co-Director of the University of Pittsburgh Voice Center, Professor of Otolaryngology, and Director of Speech-Language Pathology-Voice Division at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Gartner-Schmidt’s 25-year clinical and research focus specializes on the care of the professional voice, as well as clinical effectiveness of voice therapy and psychological considerations in the assessment and management of patients with voice and breathing disorders. Dr. Gartner-Schmidt has over a decade of NIH-funded clinical research experience as a co-investigator focusing on the development and efficacy of different voice therapy programs, including the development and validation of six patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). She has published over 38 peer-reviewed papers, presented over 300 lectures nationally and internationally, and has given a TEDx talk® on voice and perception. Dr. Gartner-Schmidt is the director of the largest voice therapy conference in the nation occurring biennially.