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Monica McHenry, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology

Address

Department of Speech-Language Pathology
School of Health Sciences and Practice Building
30 Plaza West
Valhalla, NY 10595

Email

Monica_mchenry@nymc.edu

Telephone

914-594-3951

Professional Interests

Dr. McHenry has several areas of research interest. She studies individuals who use their voice occupationally, particularly singers and actors. A focus of research in this population is the effectiveness of warm up strategies, and methods to perform despite vocal challenges. She also investigates physician-patient interactions, primarily from an acoustic perspective, assessing aspects of speech and voice that contribute to conveying empathy. A long-standing interest is determining the physiological and acoustic contributions to reduced intelligibility. Populations of interest include individuals with neurological diagnoses, individuals who speak English as a second language, and machine translations.

Educational Profile

Ph.D. 1983, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Major: Speech and Hearing Sciences

M.S. 1978, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Major: Speech Pathology and Audiology

B.S. 1977, Bloomsburg State College, Bloomsburg, PA
Major: Speech Pathology and Audiology

Selected Bibliography

  • McHenry, M. & Evans, J. (in press) Aerobic Exercise as a Warm-up for Singing: Acoustic Changes. Journal of Voice.
  • McHenry, M. & Evans, J. (in press) Aerobic Exercise as a Warm-up for Singing: Aerodynamic Changes. Journal of Voice. (view)
  • Fenoy, A.J., McHenry M.A. & Schiess, M.C. Speech changes induced by deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson disease: involvement of the dentatorubrothalamic tract. Journal of Neurosurgery, September 9; 1 – 11 [epub ahead of print] (view)
  • McHenry, M. A., Evans, J., Powitzky, E. (2015). Effects of Bel Canto training on acoustic and aerodynamic characteristics of the singing voice. Journal of Voice, 30, 198 – 204. (view)
  • McHenry, M. A., Evans, J., Powitzky, E. (2015). Vocal assessment before, after, and the day after opera performance, Journal of Voice, 30, 186-191. (view)
  • McHenry, M., Parker, P. A., Baile, W. F., Lenzi, R. (2011). Voice analysis during bad news discussion in oncology: Reduced pitch, decreased speaking rate, and nonverbal communication of empathy. Supportive Care in Cancer, DOI 101007/s00520-01101187-8
  • McHenry, M. A. (2011). An exploration of listener variability in intelligibility judgments. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 20, 119 – 123. (view)
  • McHenry, M. A. & LaConte, S.M. (2010) Computer speech recognition as an objective measure of intelligibility. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 18 (4), 99-104.
  • McHenry, M, Johnson, J., Foshea, B. (2009). The effect of specific versus combined warm-up strategies on the voice. Journal of Voice, 23 (5), 572-576. (view)
  • McHenry, M.A. & Parle, A.M. (2006) Construction of a set of unpredictable sentences for intelligibility testing. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 14 (4), 269-272.
  • Carlson, H. K. & McHenry, M.A. Effect of accent and dialect on employability. (2006). Journal of Employment Counseling, 43 (2), 70-83. (view)
  • McHenry, M. A. & Liss, J. (2006). The impact of stimulated vocal loudness on nasalance in dysarthria. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 14 (3), 197-105.
  • Bradshaw, E. & McHenry, M. A. (2005). Pitch discrimination and pitch matching abilities of adults who sing inaccurately. Journal of Voice, 19 (3), 431-439. (view)
  • McHenry, M. A. & Carlson, H. K. (2004). The vocal health of auctioneers. Logopedia Phoniatrica Vocology, 29, 41-47. (view)
  • McHenry, M. A. (2003). The effect of pacing strategies on the variability of speech movement sequences in dysarthria. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 46 (3). 702-710. (view)
  • McHenry, M. A. (2002). A comparison of nasalance and velopharyngeal orifice area in dysarthria. Journal of Medical Speech Language Pathology, 10 (4), 299-305.
  • McHenry, M. A., Whatman, J., & Pou, A. (2002). The effect of Botulinum Toxin A on the vocal symptoms of spastic dysarthria: A case study. Journal of Voice, 16 (1), 124-131.
  • McHenry, M. A. (2001). Vital capacity following traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 15 (8), 741-745.
  • McHenry, M. A. (2001). The effect of a dopamine agonist on dysarthric speech production: A case study. Journal of Communication Disorders, 34, 1-18.
  • McHenry, M. A. (2000). Acoustic characteristics of voice after severe traumatic brain injury. Laryngoscope, 110, 1157 – 1161.
  • McHenry, M. A. (1999). The relationship among aerodynamic, acoustic, and perceptual measures of nasality following traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 13 (4), 281-290.
  • McHenry, M.A., Minton, J.T., Hartley, L.L., Calhoun, K., & Barlow, S.S. (1999). Age related changes in orofacial force generation in women. Laryngoscope, 5, 827 830.
  • McHenry, M. A. (1997). The effect of increased vocal effort on estimated velopharyngeal orifice area. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology: A Journal of Clinical Practice, 6, 56 - 62.
  • McHenry, M. A., Kuna, S. T., Minton, J. T., Vanoye, C., & Calhoun, K. (1997). Differential activity of the pars recta and pars oblique in fundamental frequency control. Journal of Voice, 11(1), 48-58.
  • McHenry, M. A., Kuna, S. T., Minton, J. T. & Vanoye, C. T. (1996). Comparison of direct and indirect calculations of laryngeal airway resistance in connected speech. Journal of Voice, 10 (3), 236-244.
  • McHenry, M. A., Kuna, S. T., and Vanoye, C. R., Roberts-Seibert, N., & Minton, J. T. (1995). Comparison of direct and indirect measurements of laryngeal airway resistance in various voicing conditions. European Journal of Disorders of Communication, 30, 435-449.
  • McHenry, M. A., Minton, J. T., Wilson, R. L., & Post, Y. (1994). Intelligibility and nonspeech orofacial strength and force control following traumatic brain injury. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research.37, 1271-1283.
  • McHenry, M. A., Wilson, R. L., & Minton, J. T. (1994). Management of multiple physiologic system deficits following traumatic brain injury. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 2, 59-74.
  • McHenry, M. A., & Wilson, R. (1994). The challenge of unintelligible speech following traumatic brain injury: A case study. Brain Injury, 8, 363-375.
  • Reich, A. & McHenry, M. A. (1990). Estimating respiratory volumes from ribcage and abdominal displacements during ventilatory and speech activities. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 33, 467-475.
  • Reich, A. & McHenry, M. A. (1987). Respiratory volumes in cheerleaders with a history of cheering-related dysphonic episodes. Folia Phoniatrica, 39, 72-77.
  • McHenry, M. A. & Reich, A. (1985). Effective airway resistance and vocal sound pressure level in cheerleaders with a history of cheering-related dysphonic episodes. Folia Phoniatrica, 37, 223-231.
  • McHenry, M. A., Reich, A. & Minifie, F. (1982). Acoustical characteristics of intended syllabic stress in excellent esophageal speakers. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 25, 564-573.