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Dr. Angela Dietsch
Dr. Angela Dietsch 

Lab Director
Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders
Resident Faculty, Center for Brain, Behavior, and Biology (CB3)
Dr. Dietsch earned her Ph.D. from University of Kansas after more than a decade as a medical speech-language pathologist. This clinical background drives her research and teaching strategy, including fostering partnerships that incorporate cutting-edge analysis methods to advance the science of patient care across disciplinary and geographical boundaries.
Her current CV is available by clicking HERE. 

Megan Asselin B.S.
Megan Asselin
Speech-Language Pathology Masters Student | First Year
Megan is from Lincoln, NE and she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology & Audiology from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Her research with Dr. Dietsch thus far has included looking at the biomechanics of persons with dysphagia and how different taste stimuli affects those swallows. Her areas of interest include working with children and individuals with traumatic brain injuries. 

Megan Rovang B.S.
Megan Rovang
Speech-Language Pathology Masters Student | First Year
 Megan is from Sioux Falls, SD and she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology & Audiology from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. She is excited to continue exploring the different areas of Speech Pathology through this research opportunity. Her research with Dr. Dietsch so far have included looking at the biomechanics of persons with dysphagia and working with neuroimaging. Her areas of interest include working with children in a variety of settings including those with traumatic brain injuries.

Makenzie Logan B.A.
Makenzie Logan B.A.
Speech-Language Pathology Masters Student | Second Year
Makenzie is from Moline, IL and she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders and Psychology from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. Her clinical interests include working with older students and adults with language and neurological disorders. She looks forward to improving her skills in analyzing data through a variety of software, professional writing, critical thinking, problem solving, organization, and teamwork through this research opportunity.

Lauren Brandeen
Lauren Brandeen
Speech-Language Pathology Undergraduate Student | Senior
Lauren is from Lakeville, Minnesota and is a senior enrolled at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying Speech-Language Pathology with a minor in Gerontology. Her research with Dr. Dietsch, through UCARE, will involve comparing the palatability of taste strips and taste solutions across differing age groups of individuals with efforts to improve swallowing rehabilitation mechanisms. Lauren is interested in medical Speech Pathology and is looking forward to learning more from this research experience. Her areas of interest involve working with older adults who have suffered stroke or TBI as well as working with children with special needs.

Kelsey Young
Kelsey Young
Speech-Language Pathology Undergraduate Student | Senior
Kelsey Young is from Omaha, NE and is a senior studying Speech-Language Pathology with minors in Education and Spanish. Her UCARE project with Dr. Dietsch will focus on Expiratory Muscle Strength Training devices and their clinical outcomes with patients experiencing respiratory weakness and speech and swallowing difficulties. She is specifically interested in working with English Language Learners and bilingual children with special needs.