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Meet Deanna Britton
Meet Deanna Britton


Contact Information

PSU Speech and Hearing Sciences

Office: UCB 430E | Lab: UCB 429C | 503-725-3542

Speech, Swallowing & Respiration (SSR) Lab:

Areas of Expertise

Motor Speech
Respiratory Support for Speech and Swallowing


Ph.D., Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
M.S., Speech and Hearing Sciences, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
B.S., Music and Recording Engineering, University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, Colorado


566 Motor Speech Disorders
565 Dysphagia

Co-Authored Books

Robert Miller, PhD & Deanna Britton, PhD titled “Dysphagia in Neuromuscular Diseases”
Kathryn M. Yorkston, PhD, Robert M. Miller, PhD, Edythe Strand, PhD, and Deanna Britton, PhD, titled “Management of Speech and Swallowing Disorders in Degenerative Diseases”

Deanna Britton Curriculum Vitae


Deanna Britton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences at Portland State University (PSU), and at the Northwest Center for Voice & Swallowing in the Department of Otolaryngology (NWCVS) - Head & Neck Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon.  She is Board Certified in Neurogenic Communication Disorders in Adults by the Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS). She has published and presented on topics related to dysphagia, dysarthria, respiratory support for speech and swallowing, motor neuron disease, and spinal cord injury.  Dr. Britton's research interests include respiratory support for speech and swallowing and cough effectiveness.