Kate A. Hutcheson, is an assistant professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery and associate director of research in the Section of Speech Pathology and Audiology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Hutcheson graduated magna cum laude from Baylor University. She earned a master of science in communication sciences and disorders at Baylor and attained a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Texas School of Public Health in 2010. Dr. Hutcheson has authored over 40 peer-reviewed and invited articles on upper aerodigestive tract functioning in oncology patients. She is the recipient of the University of Texas Health Innovation for Cancer Prevention Research Fellowship Award supporting her work on late effects in head and neck cancer survivors. Dr. Hutcheson is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S) and expert in head and neck cancer rehabilitation.