Dr. Rosemary Martino holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Swallowing Disorders. She is an expert in the area of swallowing disorders (dysphagia) and clinical epidemiology. Her Swallowing Lab research team includes several Research Coordinators, research Speech Language Pathologists, and graduate/post-graduate research students.
The focus of Dr. Martino’s research is dysphagia, more specifically oropharyngeal dysphagia, secondary to neurological, cancer and cardiovascular etiologies. Dr. Martino’s research aims to discover high-level evidence to determine whether swallowing interventions are beneficial in reducing or eliminating unnecessary consequences such as pneumonia, malnutrition, dehydration, anxiety, depression, poor quality life and even death.