Dr. Steele's research focuses on understanding the pathophysiology of dysphagia (swallowing impairment) and exploring treatments that are effective to restore functional swallowing. Three lines of research form the primary foci of work in the lab:

1) Characterizing normal and disordered sensory and motor function for swallowing, particularly related to tongue function in swallowing liquids of different consistencies

2) Exploring the effectiveness of tongue pressure resistance training as an intervention for dysphagia of neurologic origin

3) Developing a noninvasive device to detect swallowing impairment in clinical screening and assessment

Related Links

Can J Diet Pract Res. 2019 02 07;:1-7
Vucea V, Keller HH, Morrison JM, Duizer LM, Duncan AM, Steele CM
Dysphagia. 2019 Jan 05;:
Steele CM, Mukherjee R, Kortelainen JM, Pölönen H, Jedwab M, Brady SL, Theimer KB, Langmore S, Riquelme LF, Swigert NB, Bath PM, Goldstein LB, Hughes RL, Leifer D, Lees KR, Meretoja A, Muehlemann N
Dysphagia. 2018 Oct 31;:
Hanson B, Steele CM, Lam P, Cichero JAY
Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2018 Aug 20;:e13450
Waito AA, Tabor-Gray LC, Steele CM, Plowman EK
Dysphagia. 2018 Apr 23;:
Herzberg EG, Lazarus CL, Steele CM, Molfenter SM



Professor (Status Only), University of Toronto Speech-Language Pathology
Cross-appointed Professor, University of Toronto Rehabilitation Sciences Institute
Cross-appointed Professor, University of Toronto Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
Full Member, University of Toronto School of Graduate Studies
Adjunct Scientist, Bloorview Kids Rehab Research Institute