Nancy Pearl Solomon is the Research Speech-Language Pathologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Professor in the Department of Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She received her BA and MA in the HESP Department at the University of Maryland and received her PhD from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Her clinical fellowship was completed at the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. Dr. Solomon conducted post-doctoral research with the National Center for Voice and Speech at the University of Iowa and proceeded to serve as an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota. She has taught undergraduate courses in speech science, speech disorders, and anatomy and physiology, and graduate courses in voice disorders, motor speech disorders, and dysphagia.
Dr. Solomon has published nearly 100 scholarly articles and book chapters on a wide variety of topics including the perceptual, acoustic and physiological aspects of motor speech and voice production, the effects of traumatic injury on speech, voice, swallowing, and cognitive-linguistic functioning, speech breathing function in Parkinson disease and traumatic brain injury, and the effects of behavioral and surgical interventions for voice. Her research has been supported by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, and by the US Department of Defense. Dr. Solomon became a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2012, was an Editor for the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology from 2017-2020, and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Orofacial Myology and Myofunctional Therapy.