Brittany Krekeler

Brittany N. Krekeler , PHD,CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Medical Science Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
Ohio 45267
Phone 513-227-2759

Professional Summary

Dr. Krekeler's research laboratory focuses on developing novel behavioral and exercise-based interventions to improve swallowing ability and quality of life for individuals with dysphagia. 

Education

PhD: University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI, 2019 (Communication Sciences and Disorders)

MS : University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI, 2015 (Communication Sciences and Disorders)

BS: Miami University Oxford, OH, 2013 (Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology)

Clinical Interests

Speech Pathology

Otolaryngology

Specialities

Speech Pathology

Research Support

Grant: #2020 NIRG Investigators:Krekeler, Brittany 10-04-2021 -12-31-2022 American Speech Language and Hearing Foundation Device Facilitated Lingual Strength and Skill: Comparison of Devices in Healthy Adults and Individuals with Stroke Role:PI 0.00 Awarded Level:Non Profit

Grant: #C-STAR 2022 (P2C HD101899) Investigators:Demel, Stacie; Krekeler, Brittany; Wahab, Shaun 10-01-2022 -09-30-2023 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Feasibility and Efficacy Study of Device-Facilitated Lingual Endurance Exercise in treating Post-Stroke Dysphagia Role:PI 0.00 Hold Level:Federal

Grant: #PRO-ACTIVE Study Investigators:Krekeler, Brittany 07-26-2022 -04-30-2024 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute PRO-ACTIVE: Comparing the Effectiveness of PROphylACTic swallow InterVEntion for patients receiving radiotherapy for head and neck cancer Role:PI 17999.99 Awarded Level:Non Profit

Grant: #K01HD111680 Investigators:Krekeler, Brittany 09-08-2023 -08-31-2028 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Impact of Lingual Endurance Exercise on Rehabilitation of Swallowing Impairments after lschemic Stroke Role:PI 141548.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #R01AG077481 Investigators:Krekeler, Brittany 08-01-2023 -07-31-2027 University Health Network Establishing Reference Values and Clinical Decision Points for Quantitative Videofluoroscopic Measures of Swallowing Role:PI 31755.00 Hold Level:Non Profit

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Krekeler, Brittany N; Yee, Joanne; Daggett, Sarah; Leverson, Glen; Rogus-Pulia, Nicole (2021. ) Lingual Exercise in Older Veterans With Dysphagia: A Pilot Investigation of Patient Adherence.Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR, , 64 (5 ) ,1526-1538 More Information

Krekeler, Brittany N; Rowe, Linda M; Connor, Nadine P (2021. ) Dose in Exercise-Based Dysphagia Therapies: A Scoping Review.Dysphagia, , 36 (1 ) ,1-32 More Information

Krekeler, Brittany N; Weycker, Jacqueline M; Connor, Nadine P (2020. ) Effects of Tongue Exercise Frequency on Tongue Muscle Biology and Swallowing Physiology in a Rat Model.Dysphagia, , 35 (6 ) ,918-934 More Information

Krekeler, Brittany N; Vitale, Kailey; Yee, Joanne; Powell, Ryan; Rogus-Pulia, Nicole (2020. ) Adherence to Dysphagia Treatment Recommendations: A Conceptual Model.Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR, , 63 (6 ) ,1641-1657 More Information

Cullins, Miranda J; Krekeler, Brittany N; Connor, Nadine P (2018. ) Differential impact of tongue exercise on intrinsic lingual muscles.The Laryngoscope, , 128 (10 ) ,2245-2251 More Information

Krekeler, Brittany N; Broadfoot, Courtney K; Johnson, Stephen; Connor, Nadine P; Rogus-Pulia, Nicole (2018. ) Correction to: Patient Adherence to Dysphagia Recommendations: A Systematic Review.Dysphagia, , 33 (4 ) ,589-591 More Information

Krekeler, Brittany N; Leverson, Glen; Connor, Nadine P (2018. ) Tongue exercise and ageing effects on morphological and biochemical properties of the posterior digastric and temporalis muscles in a Fischer 344 Brown Norway rat model.Archives of oral biology, , 89 ,37-43 More Information

Krekeler, Brittany N; Broadfoot, Courtney K; Johnson, Stephen; Connor, Nadine P; Rogus-Pulia, Nicole (2018. ) Patient Adherence to Dysphagia Recommendations: A Systematic Review.Dysphagia, , 33 (2 ) ,173-184 More Information

Krekeler, Brittany N; Wendt, Elizabeth; Macdonald, Cameron; Orne, Jason; Francis, David O; Sippel, Rebecca; Connor, Nadine P (2018. ) Patient-Reported Dysphagia After Thyroidectomy: A Qualitative Study.JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery, , 144 (4 ) ,342-348 More Information

Krekeler, Brittany N; Connor, Nadine P (2017. ) Age-related changes in mastication are not improved by tongue exercise in a rat model.The Laryngoscope, , 127 (1 ) ,E29-E34 More Information

Glass, Tiffany J; Figueroa, Joanie E; Russell, John A; Krekeler, Brittany N; Connor, Nadine P (2021. ) Progressive Protrusive Tongue Exercise Does Not Alter Aging Effects in Retrusive Tongue Muscles.Frontiers in physiology, , 12 ,740876 More Information

Krekeler, Brittany N; Hou, Jiancheng; Nair, Veena A; Prabhakaran, Vivek; Rusche, Nicole; Rogus-Pulia, Nicole; Robbins, JoAnne (2022. ) Alterations in white matter microstructural properties after lingual strength exercise in patients with dysphagia.Neuroreport, , 33 (9 ) ,392-398 More Information

Vitale, Kailey; Powell, W Ryan; Krekeler, Brittany N; Yee, Joanne; Rogus-Pulia, Nicole (2023. ) Stratifying Risk of Nonadherence in Lingual Strengthening Dysphagia Rehabilitation.American journal of speech-language pathology, , 1-17 More Information

Krekeler, Brittany N; Yee, Joanne; Kurosu, Atsuko; Osman, Fauzia; Peña-Chávez, Rodolfo; Leverson, Glen; Young, Brittany; Sattin, Justin; Knigge, Molly; Thibeault, Susan; Rogus-Pulia, Nicole (2023. ) Effects of Device-Facilitated Lingual Strengthening Therapy on Dysphagia Related Outcomes in Patients Post-Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial.Dysphagia, , More Information

Howell, Rebecca; Johnson, Christopher; Allen, Jacqui; Altaye, Mekibib; Amin, Milan; Bayan, Semirra; Belafsky, Peter; Cervenka, Brian; Desilva, Brad; Dion, Gregory R; Ekbom, Dale; Friedman, Aaron; Fritz, Mark; Giliberto, John Paul; Guardiani, Elizabeth; Kasperbauer, Jan; Kim, Brandon; Krekeler, Brittany N; Kuhn, Maggie; Kwak, Paul; Ma, Yue; Madden, Lyndsay L; Matrka, Laura; Mayerhoff, Ross; McKeon, Mallory; Piraka, Cyrus; Rosen, Clark A; Tabangin, Meredith; Wahab, Shaun A; Wilson, Keith; Wright, Carter; Young, VyVy N; Postma, Gregory (2023. ) Surgical Outcomes in Zenker Diverticula: A Multicenter, Prospective, Longitudinal Study.The Laryngoscope, , More Information

Krekeler, Brittany N; Davidson, Kate; Kantarcigil, Cagla; Pearson, William; Blair, Julie; Martin-Harris, Bonnie (2022. ) Determining Swallowing Biomechanics Underlying Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile Scoring Using Computational Analysis of Swallowing Mechanics.Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR, , 65 (10 ) ,3798-3808 More Information

Glass T.J.; Figueroa J.E.; Russell J.A.; Krekeler B.N.; Connor N.P. (10-21-2021. ) Progressive Protrusive Tongue Exercise Does Not Alter Aging Effects in Retrusive Tongue Muscles.Frontiers in Physiology, , 12 , More Information

Contact Information

Academic - Medical Science Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-227-2759