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Dr. Maria Dietrich

Functions

Academic career

  • since 2020 Research Group Leader, department of Psychiatry und Psychotherapy, UniversityclinicBonn
  • since 2020 Adjunct Associate Professor, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University of Missouri
  • 2019-2020 Associate Professor (with tenure), Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University of Missouri
  • 2013-2019 Assistant Professor, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, University of Missouri
  • 2008-2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Kentucky
  • 2009 Promotion, Doctor of Philosophy, Communication Science and Disorders, University of Pittsburgh, United States, Prof. Katherine (Kittie) Verdolini Abbott
  • 2003 Master of Arts, Speech-Language Pathology, Kent State University
  • 2001 Qualified curative pedagogue specialising in the education and rehabilitation of the speech impaired and speech therapy, additional subject music therapy, University Köln

Clinical qualifications

  • 2004 Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • 2003-2004 Clinical Fellowship Year, University of Pittsburgh Voice Center, United States

Scientific focus

  • Neurobiological and psychobiological correlates of risk factors for stress-related voice disorders
  • Neuronal control of voice production
  • Vocal effort and fatigue in teachers and the role of stress and personality
  • Functional neurological disorders
  • Interdisciplinary clinical research

Clinical priorities

  • Functional dysphonia and aphonia
  • Stress-related voice disorders
  • Interdisciplinary treatment of functional voice and swallowing disorders

Awards

  • Journal of Voice Best Paper Award: Basic Science, The Voice Foundation 2019
  • David W. Brewer Award for Best Poster, Third Place, The Voice Foundation 2017
  • University of Missouri Lewis & Clark Discovery – Early Career Award 2017
  • University of Missouri Top Faculty Achiever 2017
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Advancing Academic-Research Careers (AARC) Award 2014

Reviewer activities

  • Editorial Board Member Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research
  • Reviewer Board of Applied Sciences, MDPI
  • Guest editor, Seminars in Speech and Language; American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
  • For serveral national and international Journals like Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research; Journal of Voice; Folia Phoniatrica et Logopedica;; International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology; Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology; Laryngoscope; Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology; Sprache, Stimme, Gehör
  • Ad hoc reviewer for National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Ad hoc reviewer ASHFoundation and ASHA

Memberships

  • Deutscher Bundesverband für akademische Sprachtherapie und Logopädie (dbs. e.V.)
  • Functional Neurological Disorder Society (FNDS), Founding member
  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
  • The Voice Foundation
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • ASHA Special Interest Group 3, Voice and Voice Disorders

Other services for the profession

  • Vocal Crossroads Journal Club (VC|JC): Voice research living in the intersection of psychology, neuroscience, physiology and sociocultural influences; Founding member, together with Ph.D. Miriam van Mersbergen, University of Memphis

Research funding

  • Ongoing: National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) R01 DC018026 Neurobiological and psychobiological signatures of vocal effort in early career teachers
  • NIDCD R15 DC015335 Classifying Neck Surface EMG Signals for the Early Detection of Vocal Fatigue in Student Teachers

PubMed Link

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1RSY1-zD1f9Ad/bibliography/public/

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