- Ph.D. in communicative disorders,University of Wisconsin
M.S. in speech and hearing sciences,University of Arizona
M.F.A. in theatre voice training, National Theatre Conservatory
B.S. in interdisciplinary program, Eastern Michigan University
- Treatment and evaluation of voice disorders
Treatment outcomes and patient adherence to behavioral voice therapy
Van Leer is a speech-language pathologist by trade with primary expertise in the treatment and evaluation of voice disorders. Within this area, her research focus lies in treatment outcomes and patient adherence to behavioral voice therapy. She is particularly interested in the prediction, measurement and improvement of adherence to voice therapy, including through the use of mobile technology and social-cognitive approaches, and has further clinical and research expertise in dysphagia (swallowing disorders).