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Lori Davis, EdD

Lori Davis, EdD
Associate Professor of Communication Disorders
College of Health Sciences
Communication Sciences and Disorders
918-631-2915 Chapman Center Room 101B

Education

Graduate Certificate (21 hour program) – Oklahoma State University High School Diploma – Cleveland High School MA – Oklahoma State University EdD – Oklahoma State University BS – Oklahoma State University

Bio

Lori Davis' professional background involves speech-language pathology clinical services in acute-care hospitals and outpatient rehabilitation, home health, public schools, and long-term care medical settings. Lori Davis currently serves as the Director of the TU Cleft Palate Team which meets monthly. Current research projects are in the areas of quality of life in individuals with swallowing disorders and service delivery for individuals with clefts and craniofacial anomalies.

Research Interests

General research interests involve issues related to swallowing; voice and traumatic brain injuries; patient education; dysphagia; aging and quality of life; and dementia.

Current research interests related to: medical speech-language pathology with a focus on integrating evidence-based practice concepts into speech-language pathology graduate curriculum; the use of long-term alternative nutrition methods in individuals with dementia; oral healthcare and the relationship to aspiration pneumonia in long-term care settings; assessment and intervention methods for rehabilitation professionals with individuals with dementia; health promotion and patient education with older adults for rehabilitation professionals; and using videoconferencing service delivery with children and families with clefts and craniofacial anomalies.

Teaching Interests

Voice Disorders
Dysphagia
Cognitive Communicative Disorders
Motor Speech Disorders
Orofacial Anomalies

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Davis, L., & Spicer, R. (2007). Nutrition and dysphagia in older adults. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 23, 211-219.

  • Davis, L., & Copeland, K. (2006). Computer Use in Management of Aphasia: A Survey
    of Practice Patterns and Opinions. Contemporary Issues in Communication
    Sciences and Disorders,
    33, 138-146.

  • Davis, L., Hoppes, S. & Chesbro, S. (2005). Cognitive-communicative and independent living skills assessment in individuals with dementia: A pilot study of environmental impact. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 21, 136-43.

  • Davis, L. (2005). Educating individuals with dementia: Perspectives for rehabilitation professionals. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 21, 304-314.

  • Davis, L., & Copeland, K. (2005). Effectiveness of computer-based dysphagia training using pre and post assessment of direct care staff. Dysphagia, 20, 141-148.

  • Davis, L., & Stanton, S. (2005). Semantic Feature Analysis as a functional therapy tool: A case study. Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 32, 85-92.

  • Davis, L., & Stanton, S. (2004). Characteristics of dysphagia in elderly patients requiring mechanical ventilation. Dysphagia, 19, 7-14.

  • Davis, L.A., & Stanton, S.T. (2003, winter). Characteristics of Dysphagia in Elderly Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation. Dysphagia, 19 (1), 7-14.

  • Hoppes, S., Davis, L.A., & Thompson, D. (2003). Environmental effects on the assessment of people with dementia: A pilot study. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57(4), 396-402.

  • Davis, L., & Chesbro, S. (2003). Integrating health promotion, patient education, and
    adult education principles with the older adult: A perspective for rehabilitation
    professionals. Journal of Allied Health, 32(2), 106-109.

  • Davis, L., & Conti, G. (2003). Speech-language pathologists’ roles and knowledge
    levels related to non-oral feeding. Journal of Medical Speech-Language
    Pathology,
    11, 15-30.

  • Davis, L., & Rideout K. (2002). A survey of speech-language pathologists’ criteria to
    determine safety for oral intake. Contemporary Issues in Communication
    Sciences and Disorders,
    29, 141-145.

  • Chesbro, S., & Davis, L. (2002). Applying Knowles’ model of andragogy to
    individualized osteoporosis education. Issues in Aging, 25, 8-11.

  • Davis, L. & Kaspar, S. (2002). The use of automated telephone systems by older adults: The impact of age and cerebrovascular accident. The Southwest Journal on Aging, 18, 81-86.

  • Meehan, A., G. Manes, L. Davis, J. Hale, and S. Shenoi. Packet Sniffing for Automated Chat Room Monitoring and Evidence Preservation. Vol. 2, Workshop on Information Assurance and Security, 2001, p. 1045.
  • Davis, L., & Chesbro, S. (2000). Optimizing patient education efforts in rehabilitation. ASHA Leader, 6(15), Abstract No. 291.

  • Davis, L. & Chesbro S. (2000). Retirement community residents’ preferences in an
    onsite health education library. Southwest Journal on Aging, 16, 101-106.

Book Chapters

  • Hoppes, S., Davis, L.A., & Thompson, D. (2003). Environmental effects on the assessment of people with dementia: A pilot study. In M. Cochran (Ed.), Geriatric Issues in Occupational Therapy: A compendium of leading research
    (pp. 220-228). Bethesda, MD: American Occupational Therapy Association.

Softwares

  • Davis, L., & Baker, S. (Authors). (2003). Resources for speech-language pathologists
    working with children and families from culturally and linguistically-diverse backgrounds.
    (CD ROM).

  • Davis, L., & Baker, S. (2003). Resources for speech-language pathologists working with
    children and families from culturally and linguistically-diverse backgrounds. Proceedings of the 2003 Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Speech-Language-
    Hearing Association,
    Norman, OK.

Conference Proceedings

  • Copeland, K., & Davis, L. Swallowing safety training for nursing staff: A computer-based model. Proceedings of the 2004 Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  • Davis, L., & Peevy, C. The interaction of age, voice training, and hormonal factors on selected voice parameters. Proceedings of the 2004 Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  • Copeland, K., & Davis, L. (2003). Computer use in aphasia rehabilitation. Proceedings
    of the 2003 Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing
    Association,
    Norman, OK.

  • Davis, L., & Baker, S. (2003). Resources for speech-language pathologists working with
    children and families from culturally and linguistically-diverse backgrounds. Proceedings of the 2003 Annual Conference of the Oklahoma Speech-Language-
    Hearing Association,
    Norman, OK.

  • Davis, L., & Chesbro, S. (2000). Retirement community residents’ preferences in an onsite health education library: Health promotion and disease prevention opportunities for rehabilitation professionals. Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Geriatric Rehabilitation Conference, Cambridge, MA.

Book Reviews

  • Davis, L. Manual of Dysphagia Assessment in Adults, 2nd Ed. Delmar Cengage Learning, 2011.
  • Davis, L. Mosby’s Medical Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions, 8th Ed. 2007.
  • Davis, L. Cleft Palate Speech, 3rd E. Mosby-Elsevier, 2006.

Other

  • Davis, L. “The Effects of Respiratory Diseases and Sarcopenia on Dysphagia”. Specialty Board on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, Online Continuing Education Course, 2011.
  • Davis, L., & Chesbro, S. (2001). Optimizing patient education efforts in rehabilitation
    (Cassette Recording No. HL1-291). Seattle: Audio Visual Education Network.

  • Davis, L., & Chesbro, S. (2000). Optimizing patient education efforts in rehabilitation. ASHA Leader, 6(15), Abstract No. 291.

Courses Taught

  • Cognitive Communication Disorders
  • Research and Paper
  • Voice Disorders

Professional Affiliations

  • Oklahoma State University Alumni Association
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • Tulsa Running Club
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association
  • Southwest Society on Aging
  • Dysphagia Research Society
  • Oklahoma Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Tulsa Area Triathletes
  • USA Triathlon
  • Oklahoma Association of Medical Speech-Language Pathologists

Awards & Honors

  • Medicine Wheel Award for Service
  • Award for Continuing Education (ACE)
  • Achievements in Aging Award, Educator Area