Carrie Rountrey

Carrie E Rountrey , PhD

Assistant Professor

Professional Summary

I am an early-stage researcher rooted in clinical practice. My questions are informed by 15 years of clinical experience. My overarching goal is to inform current clinical practice in speech-language pathology with immediately applicable research that demonstrates how to efficiently and effectively quantify intelligibility and acoustic correlates of speech intelligibility. Participants in my research are those with dysarthria secondary to Parkinson's disease or other acquired neurogenic etiology, as well as healthy volunteers for comparison.

I am the director of the Cincinnati Intelligibility in Neurogenic Communication Impairments lab (CINCI-lab). The CINCI-lab is in development, students are in training, and we hope to be taking participants soon, and reaching out to them for data collection in their homes. Our current focus is on efficient workflows and coding for acoustic analysis of novel speech in natural environments for ecological validity. Soon, we will apply machine learning to our datasets with hopes to identify more discrete acoustic phenomena that may appear earlier in disease progression, before perceptual identification of disordered voice/speech.

I have experience teaching a variety of courses within the Communication Sciences and Disorders curriculum as well as general neuroscience courses for Allied Health Professions and pre-medical students. Some of these include:

  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • NeuroCognitive Disorders
  • Voice Disorders
  • Dysphagia
  • Topics for doctoral level inquiry
  • Pedagogy for PhD candidates
  • Independent Research Study
  • Neural Bases of Communication
  • Neural Mechanisms of Speech, Hearing & Language (Case Based Learning)
  • Pre-Clinical Observation
  • Speech Science: Anatomy & Physiology, Speech & Hearing
  • Capstone in CSD
  • Advanced Clinical Practicum
  • Introductory Clinical Practicum


Doctor of Philosophy: James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA, 2015 (Communication Sciences and Disorders)

Masters of Education: University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA, (Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech Pathology)

Bachelor's of Sciences: James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA, (Communication Sciences and Disorders)

Research and Practice Interests

Physiological & acoustic correlates to intelligibility in communication disorders bridging clinical & natural environments

Positions and Work Experience

08-15-2016 -05-15-2019 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI

Research Support

Grant: #N/A Investigators:Rountrey, Carrie 07-01-2020 -06-30-2021 UC's Launch Awards Spring Semester (20SS) Research Launch Awards Role:PI $3,500.00 Active Level:Internal UC


Peer Reviewed Publications

Kent, Ray D; Rountrey, Carrie (2020. ) What Acoustic Studies Tell Us About Vowels in Developing and Disordered Speech.American journal of speech-language pathology, , 29 (3 ) ,1749-1778 More Information

Ligon, C., Rountrey, C., Rank, N. V., Hull, M., & Khidr, A. (2019. ) Perceived Desirability of Vocal Fry Among Female Speech Communication Disorders Graduate Students .Journal of Voice, , 33 (5 ) ,805 -e21


Invited Presentations

Rountrey, C.E. (2019. ) Challenges and Opportunities in Measuring Functional Speech in Parkinson’s Disease .Automatic Assessment of Parkinsonian Speech Workshop (AAPS 2019), Massachusetts Institute of Technology Speech Communication Group, Cambridge, Mass. Workshop. . Level:International

Rountrey, C.E, Meadows, A., Collins, A. (2019. ) Speech and Swallowing Research and Collaboration in Parkinson’s Disease and other Neurogenic Impairments .Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds, Gardner Neuroscience Institute. UC. . Level:Local

Poster Presentations

Rountrey, C.E., Yaeger, A., Coleman, M. (2020. ) An Examination of the Effect of Background Noise on Speech Intelligibility in Spontaneous Parkinsonian Speech . Madonna International Motor Speech Disorders Conference, Santa Barbara, CA. . Conference. . Level:International

Rountrey, C. (presenter, moderator) & Molett, M (2020. ) Vowel Articulation Index and Spontaneous Speech Intelligibility in Parkinson’s Disease .Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA. . Conference. . Level:National