About our lab


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Welcome to the Swallowing Lab, the academic research lab of Dr. Rosemary Martino, Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Swallowing Disorders. Our lab consists of several graduate students, research coordinators and research analysts across two sites.

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

Patients, their family and friends will benefit from resources listed in our Patients and Family section.  Speech language pathologists and other health professionals can find technical information about tools we have developed, subscribe to programs and assessments and connect with us in our Professionals and Students section of the site (with specific information for those interested in doing their PhDs or post-doctoral work with us, or see selected recent publications and presentations).

We are grateful for funding from several agencies, including Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute, Canadian Stroke Network, Public Health Agency of Canada, University of Toronto, and University Health Network.  For more details about our current grants and projects, please see our Grants page .  

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