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Assistant Professor

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Office: 158 TLRB
Department:
COMD

Brief Biography

Dr. Kristine Tanner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at Brigham Young University. She holds Adjunct appointments in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Division of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery at The University of Utah. She consults at The Voice Disorders Center in Salt Lake City. Dr. Tanner provides care for patients with a variety of voice problems and specializes in care of the professional voice.

She is also a classically trained lyric soprano.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Tanner\'s teaching interests include voice disorders, speech and voice anatomy and physiology, and swallowing function.

Research Interests

Dr. Tanner\'s research interests include laryngeal and airway surface tissue hydration and environmental irritants, voice disorders epidemiology, and professional voice issues.

Awards

Extramural (Student) Loan Repayment Program Competitive Renewal

National Institutes of Health

2016 - 2017

Extramural (Student) Loan Repayment Program

National Institutes of Health

2014 - 2016

Mentoring Research Conference, 3rd Prize

McKay School of Education

2014

Quantifying voice change after hydration treatment in Sjögren’s Syndrome: Examination of relative fundamental frequency and the cepstral spectral index of dysphonia

Poster presented at the annual David O. McKay College of Education Mentored Research Conference

2014

Invited Participant, First Annual Clinical Practice Research Institute

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

2009 - 2010

Graduate Research Travel Award

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

2003

Elizabeth Fuhriman Gardner Prize for Outstanding Woman in the Health Sciences

University of Utah

2001

Nancy Peery Marriott Award for Teaching

David O. McKay School of Education

2016

Lessons for Success

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

2014

Meritorious Poster Award for "Quantifying the long-term effects of nebulized saline on voice production in Sjögren’s Syndrome"

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

2014

Meritorious Poster Award for "Comparing nebulized water versus saline after laryngeal desiccation challenge in Sjogren’s Syndrome"

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

2013

David W. Brewer Award for “Best Poster Presentation”

Voice Foundation 32nd Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2003

The Lamborn Scholarship

University of Utah

2000 - 2003

Graduate Student Academic Scholarship

Brigham Young University

1997 - 1999

Selected Publications

Ex-vivo high-resolution MRI of the porcine larynx and segmentation of neurovascular structures (2016)

Authors: Wisco, Jonathan Jayme; Tanner, Kristine Marie; Wang, Haonan; Miller, Roxanne; Kaggie, Joshua; Robison, Scott; Thomson, Scott L; Hunter, Eric; Bangerter, Neal Kepler; Mason, Nena

Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Publisher: 14th Biennial Phonosurgery Symposium

National repository for laryngeal data (2016)

Authors: Hunter, Eric; Thomson, Scott L; Wisco, Jonathan Jayme; Tanner, Kristine Marie

Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Publisher: 14th Biennial Phonosurgery Symposium

Laryngeal desiccation challenge and nebulized isotonic saline in healthy male singers and nonsingers: Effects on acoustic, aerodynamic, and perceptual measures (2016)

Authors: Tanner, Kristine Marie; Fujiki, Robert; Dromey, Christopher D; Merrill, Ray M; Robb, Whitney; Kendall, Katherine; Hopkin, J Arden; Channell, Ron W; Sivasankar, M

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: Elsevier

City: Philadelphia, PA

Country: US

ISSN: 08921997

URL: www.jvoice.org

Editors: Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA

Busted, Plausible, or Confirmed: Take a look at whether or not science backs up these six common voice care recommendations (2016)

Authors: Erickson-DiRenzo, Elizabeth; Tanner, Kristine Marie; Thibeault, Susan

Publication Type: Journal Article, Professional or Trade Magazine Article

Publisher: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

City: Rockville, MD

Country: USA

Swallowing disorders in Sjögren’s syndrome: Prevalence, risk factors, and effects on quality of life (2016)

Authors: Pierce, Jenny; Tanner, Kristine Marie; Merrill, Ray M; Miller, Karla; Kendall, Katherine; Roy, Nelson

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: Springer

City: New York, New York

Country: USA

Volume: 31

Issue: 1

Page Numbers: 49-59

URL: http://www.springer.com/medicine/otorhinolaryngology/journal/455

Editors: Reza Shaker

Descriptive epidemiology of voice disorders in rheumatoid arthritis: Prevalence, risk factors, and quality of life burden (2016)

Authors: Roy, Nelson; Tanner, Kristine Marie; Merrill, Ray M; Wright, Charisse; Miller, Karla; Kendall, Katherine

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: Elsevier

City: Philadelphia, PA

Country: USA

Volume: 30

Issue: 1

URL: www.jvoice.org

Editors: R.T. Sataloff, MD

Nebulized isotonic saline improves voice production in Sjögren’s Syndrome (2015)

Authors: Tanner, Kristine Marie; Nissen, Shawn L; Merrill, Ray M; Miner, Alison; Channell, Ron W; Miller, Karla; Elstad, Mark; Kendall, Katherine; Roy, Nelson

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: Wiley

City: Indianapolis, Indiana

Country: USA

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291531-4995

The quality of life burden associated with voice disorders in Sjögren’s syndrome (2015)

Authors: Tanner, Kristine Marie; Pierce, Jenny; Merrill, Ray M; Miller, Karla; Kendall, Katherine; Roy, Nelson

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: Sage

City: Thousand Oaks, CA

Country: USA

Page Numbers: 721-727

ISSN: 0003-4894

URL: http://aor.sagepub.com/

Editors: Richard J. H. Smith, MD

Voice disorders in Sjögren’s syndrome: Prevalence and related risk factors (2015)

Authors: Pierce, Jenny; Tanner, Kristine Marie; Merrill, Ray M; Miller, Karla; Ambati, Bala; Kendall, Katherine; Roy, Nelson

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: Wiley

City: Malden, MA

Country: USA

Issue: 125

Page Numbers: 1385-1392

ISSN: 1531-4995

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291531-4995

Editors: Stewart

Timing of Events during Deglutition after Chemoradiation Therapy for Oropharyngeal Carcinoma (2015)

Authors: Kendall, Katherine; Tanner, Kristine Marie; Kosek, Steven

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: Wiley

City: Indianapolis, IN

Country: USA

Page Numbers: 1193-1199

ISSN: ISSN: 1097-0347

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291097-0347

Editors: Ehab Y. Hanna, MD

The effects of emotional expression on vibrato (2015)

Authors: Dromey, Christopher D; Holmes, Sharee; Hopkin, J Arden; Tanner, Kristine Marie

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: Elsevier

Volume: 29

Page Numbers: 170-181

ISSN: 08921997

Voice, Speech, and Laryngeal Features of Primary Sjogren's Syndrome (2014)

Authors: Heller, Amanda; Tanner, Kristine Marie; Roy, Nelson; Nissen, Shawn L; Merrill, Ray M; Merrill, Karla; Houtz, Daniel; Ellerston, Julia; Kendall, Katherine

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: American Broncho-Esophagological Association

City: St Lewis, MO

Country: USA

Volume: 123

Issue: 11

Page Numbers: 778-785

ISSN: ISSN 0003-4894

URL: http://www.annals.com/

Editors: Richard J.H. Smith

Abstract: click to view

Objectives: This study examined voice, speech and laryngeal characteristics in Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome (pSS). Methods: Eleven patients (10 female, 1 male; mean age, 57 years; standard deviation, 14 years) from The University of Utah Division of Rheumatology provided connected speech and sustained vowel samples. Analyses included the Multi-Dimensional Voice Profile,™ the Analysis of Dysphonia in Speech and Voice,™ and dysphonia severity, speech clarity, and videolaryngostroboscopy ratings. Results: Shimmer, amplitude perturbation quotient, and average fundamental frequency differed significantly from normative values (p<.01). Cepstral Spectral Index of Dysphonia values indicated mild-to-moderate dysphonia in connected speech (mean, 20.26; standard deviation, 8.36) and sustained vowels (mean, 16.91; standard deviation, 11.08). Ratings of dysphonia severity and speech clarity using 10 cm visual analog scales suggested mild-to-moderate dysphonia in connected speech (mean, 2.11; standard deviation, 1.72) and sustained vowels (mean, 3.13; standard deviation, 2.20) and mildly reduced speech clarity (mean, 1.46; standard deviation, 1.36). Videolaryngostroboscopic ratings indicated mild-to-moderate dryness and mild reductions in overall laryngeal function. Voice Handicap Index scores indicated mild-to-moderate voice symptoms (mean, 43; standard deviation, 23). Conclusions: Individuals with pSS may experience dysphonia and articulatory imprecision, typically in the mild-to-moderate range. These findings have implications for diagnostic and referral practices in pSS.

Quality of life scores compared to objective measures of swallowing after oropharyngeal chemoradiation (2014)

Authors: Kendall, Katherine; Kosek, Steven; Tanner, Kristine Marie

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: Wiley

City: Malden, MA

Country: USA

Volume: 124

Issue: 3

Page Numbers: 682-687

ISSN: 1531-4995

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291531-4995

Editors: Stewart, Michael G

Comparing nebulized water versus saline after laryngeal desiccation challenge in Sjögren's Syndrome (2013)

Authors: Tanner, Kristine Marie; Roy, Nelson; Merrill, Ray M; Kendall, Katherine; Miller, Karla; Clegg, Daniel; Heller, Amanda; Houtz, Daniel; Elstad, Mark

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: Wiley

City: Malden, MA

Country: USA

Volume: 123

Issue: 11

Page Numbers: 2787-92

ISSN: 1531-4995

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291531-4995

Editors: Stewart, Michael G

Abstract: click to view

Objective: This study examined the effects of a laryngeal desiccation challenge and two nebulized hydration treatments on phonation threshold pressure (PTP), vocal effort, and throat dryness in patients with chronic airway dryness. Study Design: Double-blind, within-subjects crossover design. Methods: Eleven individuals with Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome received a 15-minute laryngeal desiccation challenge (breathing dry air –<1% relative humidity–transorally), followed by nebulized isotonic saline or nebulized water treatments (3mL) on two consecutive weeks. PTP, as well as self-perceived vocal effort, mouth, and throat dryness were assessed before and after the desiccation challenge, and at 5, 35, and 65 minutes after the nebulized treatment. Results: The laryngeal desiccation challenge produced statistically significant increases in PTP, vocal effort, and mouth and throat dryness (p<0.05). Nebulized saline produced greater—but not statistically significant—treatment effects than water. PTP was more correlated with throat dryness than vocal effort. Conclusion: Patients with chronic airway dryness experienced phonatory changes following dry air exposure. Nebulized isotonic saline may offset this effect. Future research should explore dose-response relationships among dry air exposure, nebulized treatments, voice change and self-perceived throat dryness.

Voice Symptoms and Voice-Related Quality of Life in College Students (2013)

Authors: Merrill, Ray M; Tanner, Kristine Marie; Merrill, Joseph; McCord, Matthew; Beardsley, Melissa; Steele, Brittanie

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: Annals Publishing Company

City: St Louis, MO

Country: USA

Volume: 122

Issue: 8

Page Numbers: 511-519

URL: http://www.annals.com/

Editors: Richard J.H. Smith

Toward Validation of the Cepstral Spectral Index of Dysphonia (CSID) as an Objective Treatment Outcomes Measure (2013)

Authors: Peterson, Elizabeth; Roy, Nelson; Awan, Shaheen; Merrill, Ray M; Banks, Russell; Tanner, Kristine Marie

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: Elsevier

City: Maryland Heights, MO

Country: USA

Volume: 27

Issue: 4

Page Numbers: 401-410

URL: www.jvoice.org

Editors: Sataloff, Robert T

All Talked Out (2013)

Authors: Tanner, Kristine Marie

Publication Type: Journal Article, Professional or Trade Magazine Article

Publisher: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

City: Rockville, MD

Country: US

Volume: March 2013

URL: www.asha.org

Epidemiologic advances in spasmodic dysphonia (2012)

Authors: Tanner, Kristine Marie

Publication Type: Other

Publisher: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

City: Rockville, MD

Country: USA

Volume: 22

Issue: November

Page Numbers: 104-111

URL: www.asha.org

Editors: Tanya Eadie, PhD, Bernard Rousseau, PhD

Abstract: click to view

Recently research offers new insights into the pathogenesis, pathophysiology, and socioemotional implications of spasmodic dysphonia (SD). Among these advances are epidemiologic studies clarifying (1) SD onset and course, (2) SD risk factors, and (3) the relationships among SD course, treatment, and psychosocial impact. In this paper, I will provide a summary of recent epidemiologic and socioemotional research advances involving the onset, course, risk factors, and psychosocial impact of SD.

Case-control study of risk factors for spasmodic dysphonia: A comparison with other voice disorders (2012)

Authors: Tanner, Kristine Marie; Roy, Nelson; Merrill, Ray M; Sauder, Cara; Houtz, Daniel; Smith, Marshall

Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

City: Hoboken, NJ

Country: USA

Volume: 122

Issue: 5

Page Numbers: 1082-92

URL: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28ISSN%291531-4995

Editors: Mark Courey, MD

Abstract: click to view

Objectives: This epidemiology study examined risk factors uniquely associated with spasmodic dysphonia (SD). Study Design: Case-control. Methods: A questionnaire was administered to 150 patients with SD (with and without coexisting vocal tremor) and 136 patients with other structural, neurological, and functional voice disorders (excluding SD and vocal tremor). Questions included personal and family medical histories, environmental exposures, trauma, illnesses, voice use habits and the Short Form 36. Results: Several factors were uniquely associated with SD (α=0.05), including: (1) a personal history of cervical dystonia, sinus and throat illnesses, mumps, rubella, dust exposure and frequent volunteer voice use, (2) a family history of voice disorders, (3) an immediate family history of vocal tremor and meningitis, and (4) an extended family history of head and neck tremor, ocular disease, and meningitis. Vocal tremor coexisted with SD in 29% of cases. Measles and mumps vaccines were protective for SD. Conclusions: SD is likely multi-factorial, associated with several endogenous and exogenous factors. Certain viral exposures, voice use patterns, and familial neurological conditions may contribute to the onset of SD later in life.