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Dr. Lu received her MS in SLP from the University of South Carolina and a Ph.D. from the University of Memphis. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Medical Speech Pathology from the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Prior to joining UNT in 1997, Dr. Lu was an Otolaryngology faculty at the University of Miami School of Medicine for several years. Dr. Lu’s research interests include motor speech and voice changes associated with degenerative diseases (e.g., Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis), aging, medications (e.g., antidepressants), surgeries (e.g., deep brain stimulation), and maladaptive behaviors (e.g., vocal abuse and misuse in musicians). She employs a high-tech laboratory setup (i.e., videostrobolaryngoscopy, nasendoscopy, acoustical analysis, aerodynamic measurement, nasometry) for clinical diagnostics and research projects. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in speech pathology of medically related topics.