Gary McCullough Ph.D

Dr. Gary McCullough has been named the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Health Sciences beginning August 1, 2014. Before coming to Appalachian, Dr. McCullough was the Interim Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Central Arkansas. He was awarded a PhD from Vanderbilt School of Medicine and received a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor’s degree from Washington and Lee University. Gary’s background is in Speech and Hearing Sciences specializing in Dysphasia. He has experience as a professor at the University of Central Arkansas, assistant professor at the University of Tennessee, associate professor at the University of Central Arkansas, and program director of Speech-Language Pathology Services University Rehab at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In addition to his role as associate dean, McCullough will be a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Founding Dean of the College of Health Sciences Dr. Fred Whitt said, “Dr. McCullough’s experience in the areas of medicine and higher education bring a unique perspective to our college. He was highly recommended by our search committee and we look forward to his leadership in advancing our strategic initiatives, particularly in research and external funding.” Dr. McCullough is currently funded by the National Institute of Health and will bring a portion of his funding with him to Appalachian.

There are 25 included publications by Gary McCullough Ph.D :

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The Association Between Oral Microorgansims And Aspiration Pneumonia In The Institutionalized Elderly: Review And Recommendations 2010 66 Aspiration pneumonia is a leading cause of illness and death in persons who reside in long-term-care facilities and, combined with the lack of proper oral health care and services, the risk of aspiration pneumonia rises. The purpose of this article i...
Bolus Consistency And Swallowing In Children And Adults 2002 54 Research has shown that swallowing in adults is affected by bolus consistency. Little is known, however, regarding the effect of bolus con- sistency on swallowing in children. Electromyo- graphic (EMG) data from typically developing five- and eight-y...
Defining Swallowing Function By Age Promises And Pitfalls Of Pigeonholing 2007 113 Although it is well known now that age affects swallowing function, few data have been reported for larger bolus sizes, such as 20 mL or sequential cup swallows, and few have reported data on the “oldest old,” or those older than 80 years. The purpos...
The Dysphagia Research Society Accelerating A Priority Research Agenda 2017 59 The DRS was established 25 years ago with the intention of bringing together a variety of disciplines involved with research into mechanisms, diagnosis, and management of swallowing disorders (dysphagia). With a rapidly growing membership and committ...
Effects Of Cuff Deflation And One-Way Tracheostomy Speaking Valve Placement On Swallow Physiology 2003 69 This study examined the effects of trache-ostomy cuff deflation and one-way speaking valve placement on swallow physiology. Fourteen non- ventilator-dependent patients completed videofluoroscopic swallow studies (VFSS) under three conditions: (1) cuf...
Effects Of The Mendelsohn Maneuver On Extent Of Hyoid Movement And UES Opening Post-Stroke 2013 63 The Mendelsohn maneuver, voluntary prolon- gation of laryngeal elevation during the swallow, has been widely used as a compensatory strategy to improve upper esophageal sphincter (UES) opening and bolus flow. Recent research suggests that when us...
Effects Of Mendelsohn Maneuver On Measures Of Swallowing Duration Post-Stroke 2012 62 NO ABSTRACT
Effects Of Topical Nasal Anesthetic On Fiberoptic Endoscopic Examination Of Swallowing With Sensory Testing (FEESST) 2014 59 Objections to the use of topical nasal anesthesia (TNA) during fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) with sensory testing (FEESST) have been raised, primarily because of the possibility of desensitizing the pharyngeal and laryngeal mu...
Improvement In Arousal, Visual Neglect, And Perception Of Stimulus Intensity Following Cold Pressor Stimulation 2012 62 The relationship between arousal, perception, and visual neglect was examined in this case study. Cold pressor stimulation (CPS: immersing the foot in iced water) was used to manipulate arousal and to determine its effects on contralesional neglect, ...
Initiation And Duration Of Laryngeal Closure During The Pharyngeal Swallow In Post-Stroke Patients 2010 51 As a bolus enters the pharynx during the swallow, the airway is protected by laryngeal closure, a process characterized by approximation of the vocal folds plus approximation of the arytenoid cartilages to the base of the epiglottis. The purpose of t...
Inter- And Intrajudge Reliability For Video fluoroscopic Swallowing Evaluation Measures 2001 50 Interjudge reliability for videofiuoroscopic (VFS) swallowing evaluations has been investigated, and results have, for the most part, indicated that reliability is poor. While previous studies are well-designed investigations of interjudge re...
Inter-And Intrajudge Reliability Of A Clinical Examination Of Swallowing In Adults 2000 44 This study investigates inter-and intrajudge reliability of a clinical examination of swallowing in adults. Several investigations have sought correlations between clinical indicators of dysphagia and the actual presence of dysphagia as determined by...
Is The Information About A Test Important? Applying The Methods Of Evidence-Based Medicine To The Clinical Examination Of Swallowing 2004 27 A hotly debated topic in oropharyngeal dysphagia is the Clinical Swallowing Examination’s (CSE) importance in clinical practice. That debate can profit from the application of evidence-based medicine’s (EBM) principles and procedures. These can guide...
Manometric Measures Of Head Rotation And Chin Tuck In Healthy Participants 2014 48 The primary aim of this study was to investigate the immediate effects of partial versus complete head rotation and chin tuck on pharyngeal swallowing pressures and durations in the pharynx and UES of normal, healthy adults. Ten individuals (3 men an...
Maximal Hyoid Excursion In Poststroke Patients 2010 46 Reduced maximal hyoid excursion has been suspected as one of the primary physiologic causes of aspiration after a stroke. Vertical and anterior displacement of hyoid excursion is critical to epiglottic closure for airway protection and the opening of...
Maximum Hyoid Displacement In Normal Swallowing 2008 53 Vertical and anterior displacement of the hyoid bone is a critical biomechanical component of normal swallowing function. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the maximal vertical and anterior displacement of the hyoid bone during oropharyngeal...
Oral Perception Of Liquid Volume Changes With Age 2015 61 Bolus volume has been widely studied, and research has demonstrated a variety of physiological impacts on swallowing and swallowing disorders. Oral perception of bolus volume has not, to our knowledge, been investigated in association with normal ag...
RN Compliance With SLP Dysphagia Recommendations In Acute Care 2007 42 The purpose of this study was to examine acute care registered nurses’ (RNs’) self-reported lev- els of compliance with speech-language pathologists’ (SLPs’) recommendations for safe feeding and swallowing techniques and proper oral hygiene care tech...
Role Of Cerebellum In Deglutition And Deglutition Disorders 2014 47 The objective of this review is to gather available evidence regarding the role of the cerebellum in swallowing- related functions. We reviewed literature on cerebellar func- tions related to healthy swallowing, patterns of dysphagia in individuals w...
Sensitivity And Specificity Of Clinical/Bedside Examination Signs For Detecting Aspiration In Adults Subsequent To Stroke 2001 51 While detecting the presence of aspiration is only one aspect of a noninstrumented examination of swallowing function, it is an important component due to its potential health status consequences. The purpose of this investigation was to investigate ...
Stage Transition And Laryngeal Closure In Poststroke Patients With Dysphagia 2011 47 Timely hyolaryngeal excursion and laryngeal closure are essential for safe transfer of the bolus during the pharyngeal swallow. The temporal measures stage transition duration (STD) and laryngeal closure duration (LCD) represent these physiological e...
Stage Transition Duration In Patients Poststroke 2007 54 The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between prolonged stage transition duration(STD) and aspiration. STDs and aspiration ratings were made from videofluoroscopic examinations previously obtained for other studies. Three grou...
Telepractice Versus In-Person Delivery of Voice Therapy for Primary Muscle Tension Dysphonia 2015 57 Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the utility of telepractice for delivering flow phonation exercises to persons with primary muscle tension dysphonia (MTD). Method: Fourteen participants with a diagnosis of primary MTD participat...
Temporal Measurements Of Pharyngeal Swallowing In Normal Populations 2005 54 The purpose of this investigation was to examine the temporal differences among three measuresof pharyngeal stage transition in 40 normal subjects. The measures were (1) Pharyngeal DelayTime (PDT), (2) Stage Transition Duration (STD), and (3) Delayed...
Utility Of Clinical Swallowing Examination Measures For Detecting Aspiration Post-Stroke 2005 47 The purpose of this investigation was to determine the utility of clinical swallowing examination (CSE) measures for detecting aspiration as defined by videofluoroscopic swallowing examination (VFSE). This study, involving 165 participants, is a foll...