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.

Our research focuses on understanding swallowing impairment (dysphagia) and its impact on patients. Our aim is to conduct research that will assist clinicians in providing the best possible care for dysphagia and ultimately help to reduce the burden of dysphagia for patients, their caregivers and the community.

For a list of Dr. Martino's publications, please visit PubMed, Scopus, Publons or ORCID.

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Swallowing Disorders
Professor (Primary Appointment), Department of Speech Language Pathology, University of Toronto
Director, Swallowing Lab, University Health Network / University of Toronto
Professor (Cross-Appointment), Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
Professor (Cross-Appointment), Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Toronto