Last Name

Heather Shaw Bonilha

TitleDirector, Doctor of Philosophy in Health and Rehabilitation Science
InstitutionMedical University of South Carolina
DepartmentHealth Sciences and Research
AddressP.O. Box MSC 700
77 President St.
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    2015Distinguished Alumni Award, University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health
    2012Award of Achievement. 2nd Place Scientific Abstract: Poster Presentation, 20th Annual Dysphagia Research Society Meeting
    2012Developing Scholar Award, MUSC College of Health Professions
    2010Manuel Garcia Prize, IALP World Congress

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    Diagnostic Accuracy in Voice and Swallowing, Radiation Exposure in Modified Barium Swallow Studies, Treatment Efficacy for Voice Disorders, Elucidating the Role of the Respiratory System in Voice Disorders, Cough and Throat Clearing Biomechanics, Comparative Effectiveness Research for Voice and Swallowing, Using Knowledge of Neurological Injury to Individualize and Predict Success of Rehabilitation, Career Development, Academic Mentoring

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    1. Wilmskoetter J, Simpson AN, Logan SL, Simpson KN, Bonilha HS. Impact of Gastrostomy Feeding Tube Placement on the 1-Year Trajectory of Care in Patients After Stroke. Nutr Clin Pract. 2018 Feb 03. PMID: 29397032.
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    2. Wilmskoetter J, Bonilha H, Hong I, Hazelwood RJ, Martin-Harris B, Velozo C. Construct validity of the Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10). Disabil Rehabil. 2017 Nov 09; 1-11. PMID: 29117726.
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    3. Bonilha HS, Desjardins M, Garand KL, Martin-Harris B. Parameters and Scales Used to Assess and Report Findings From Stroboscopy: A Systematic Review. J Voice. 2017 Nov 02. PMID: 29103609.
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    4. Bonilha HS, Wilmskoetter J, Tipnis SV, Martin-Harris B, Huda W. EFFECTIVE DOSE PER UNIT KERMA-AREA PRODUCT CONVERSION FACTORS IN ADULTS UNDERGOING MODIFIED BARIUM SWALLOW STUDIES. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2017 Nov 01; 176(3):269-277. PMID: 28204745.
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    5. Simpson AN, Wilmskoetter J, Hong I, Li CY, Jauch EC, Bonilha HS, Anderson K, Harvey J, Simpson KN. Stroke Administrative Severity Index: using administrative data for 30-day poststroke outcomes prediction. J Comp Eff Res. 2018 Apr; 7(4):293-304. PMID: 29057660.
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    6. Li CY, Romero S, Simpson AN, Bonilha HS, Simpson KN, Hong I, Velozo CA. FIM-Minimum Data Set Motor Item Bank: Short Forms Development and Precision Comparison in Veterans. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Mar; 99(3):534-541.e2. PMID: 28756249.
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    7. Hazelwood RJ, Armeson KE, Hill EG, Bonilha HS, Martin-Harris B. Identification of Swallowing Tasks From a Modified Barium Swallow Study That Optimize the Detection of Physiological Impairment. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2017 07 12; 60(7):1855-1863. PMID: 28614846.
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    8. Li CY, Romero S, Simpson KN, Bonilha HS, Simpson AN, Hong I, Velozo CA. Linking existing instruments to develop a continuum of care measure: accuracy comparison using function-related group classification. Qual Life Res. 2017 Sep; 26(9):2563-2572. PMID: 28540495.
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    9. Hong I, Bonilha HS. Psychometric properties of upper extremity outcome measures validated by Rasch analysis: a systematic review. Int J Rehabil Res. 2017 Mar; 40(1):1-10. PMID: 27755166.
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    10. Li CY, Romero S, Bonilha HS, Simpson KN, Simpson AN, Hong I, Velozo CA. Linking Existing Instruments to Develop an Activity of Daily Living Item Bank. Eval Health Prof. 2018 Mar; 41(1):25-43. PMID: 27856680.
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    11. Desjardins M, Halstead L, Cooke M, Bonilha HS. A Systematic Review of Voice Therapy: What "Effectiveness" Really Implies. J Voice. 2017 May; 31(3):392.e13-392.e32. PMID: 27863745.
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    12. Wilmskoetter J, Herbert TL, Bonilha HS. Factors Associated With Gastrostomy Tube Removal in Patients With Dysphagia After Stroke. Nutr Clin Pract. 2017 Apr; 32(2):166-174. PMID: 27506616.
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    13. Cartmell KB, Bonilha HS, Matson T, Bryant DC, Zapka JG, Bentz TA, Ford ME, Hughes-Halbert C, Simpson KN, Alberg AJ. Patient participation in cancer clinical trials: A pilot test of lay navigation. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2016 Aug 15; 3:86-93. PMID: 27822566.
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    14. Wilmskoetter J, Simpson AN, Simpson KN, Bonilha HS. Practice Patterns of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement in Acute Stroke: Are the Guidelines Achievable? J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2016 Nov; 25(11):2694-2700. PMID: 27475521.
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    15. Bonilha HS, Gerlach TT, Sutton LE, Dawson AE, McGrattan K, Nietert PJ, Deliyski DD. Efficacy of Six Tasks to Clear Laryngeal Mucus Aggregation. J Voice. 2017 Mar; 31(2):254.e11-254.e15. PMID: 27469450.
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    16. Wilmskoetter J, Simpson KN, Bonilha HS. Hospital Readmissions of Stroke Patients with Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Feeding Tubes. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2016 Oct; 25(10):2535-42. PMID: 27423366.
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    17. Simpson AN, Bonilha HS, Kazley AS, Zoller JS, Simpson KN, Ellis C. Impact of Outpatient Rehabilitation Medicare Reimbursement Caps on Utilization and Cost of Rehabilitation Care After Ischemic Stroke: Do Caps Contain Costs? Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Nov; 96(11):1959-65.e4. PMID: 26225430.
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    18. White BM, Bonilha HS, Ellis C. Racial/Ethnic Differences in Childhood Blood Lead Levels Among Children <72 Months of Age in the United States: a Systematic Review of the Literature. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2016 Mar; 3(1):145-53. PMID: 26896114.
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    19. Smalls BL, Walker RJ, Bonilha HS, Campbell JA, Egede LE. Community Interventions to Improve Glycemic Control in African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes: A Systemic Review. Glob J Health Sci. 2015 Feb 24; 7(5):171-82. PMID: 26156923; PMCID: PMC4803865.
    20. Bonilha HS, Focht KL, Martin-Harris B. Rater methodology for stroboscopy: a systematic review. J Voice. 2015 Jan; 29(1):101-8. PMID: 25261957; PMCID: PMC4293207.
    21. Halstead LA, McBroom DM, Bonilha HS. Task-specific singing dystonia: vocal instability that technique cannot fix. J Voice. 2015 Jan; 29(1):71-8. PMID: 25008376.
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    22. Bonilha HS, Simpson AN, Ellis C, Mauldin P, Martin-Harris B, Simpson K. The one-year attributable cost of post-stroke dysphagia. Dysphagia. 2014 Oct; 29(5):545-52. PMID: 24948438; PMCID: PMC4179977.
    23. Simpson AN, Bonilha HS, Kazley AS, Zoller JS, Ellis C. Marginal costing methods highlight the contributing cost of comorbid conditions in Medicare patients: a quasi-experimental case-control study of ischemic stroke costs. Cost Eff Resour Alloc. 2013 Nov 16; 11(1):29. PMID: 24238629; PMCID: PMC3842820.
    24. Focht KL, Martin-Harris B, Bonilha HS. Stroboscopic Parameters Reported as Voice Outcome Measures in Patients Treated for Laryngeal Cancer: A Systematic Review. J Med Speech Lang Pathol. 2013 Sep; 21(3). PMID: 25339842.
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    25. Charalambous CC, Bonilha HS, Kautz SA, Gregory CM, Bowden MG. Rehabilitating walking speed poststroke with treadmill-based interventions: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2013 Oct; 27(8):709-21. PMID: 23764885; PMCID: PMC4478607.
    26. Bonilha HS, Blair J, Carnes B, Huda W, Humphries K, McGrattan K, Michel Y, Martin-Harris B. Preliminary investigation of the effect of pulse rate on judgments of swallowing impairment and treatment recommendations. Dysphagia. 2013 Dec; 28(4):528-38. PMID: 23559454; PMCID: PMC3762944.
    27. Walker RJ, Smalls BL, Bonilha HS, Campbell JA, Egede LE. Behavioral interventions to improve glycemic control in African Americans with type 2 diabetes: a systematic review. Ethn Dis. 2013; 23(4):401-8. PMID: 24392600.
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    28. Sistino JJ, Bonilha HS. Improvements in survival and neurodevelopmental outcomes in surgical treatment of hypoplastic left heart syndrome: a meta-analytic review. J Extra Corpor Technol. 2012 Dec; 44(4):216-23. PMID: 23441563; PMCID: PMC4557564.
    29. Bonilha HS, Gerlach TT, Sutton LE, Dawson AE, Nietert PJ. Laryngeal sensation before and after clearing behaviors. J Voice. 2012 Sep; 26(5):674.e1-7. PMID: 22717491; PMCID: PMC3571095.
    30. Bonilha HS, Humphries K, Blair J, Hill EG, McGrattan K, Carnes B, Huda W, Martin-Harris B. Radiation exposure time during MBSS: influence of swallowing impairment severity, medical diagnosis, clinician experience, and standardized protocol use. Dysphagia. 2013 Mar; 28(1):77-85. PMID: 22692431; PMCID: PMC3477506.
    31. Marlow NM, Bonilha HS, Short EB. Efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for treating fibromyalgia syndrome: a systematic review. Pain Pract. 2013 Feb; 13(2):131-45. PMID: 22631436.
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    32. Bonilha HS, White L, Kuckhahn K, Gerlach TT, Deliyski DD. Vocal fold mucus aggregation in persons with voice disorders. J Commun Disord. 2012 Jul-Aug; 45(4):304-11. PMID: 22510352; PMCID: PMC3367063.
    33. Ellis C, Simpson AN, Bonilha H, Mauldin PD, Simpson KN. The one-year attributable cost of poststroke aphasia. Stroke. 2012 May; 43(5):1429-31. PMID: 22343643; PMCID: PMC4507407.
    34. Bonilha HS, Dawson AE. Creating a mastery experience during the voice evaluation. J Voice. 2012 Sep; 26(5):665.e1-7. PMID: 22243973; PMCID: PMC3328646.
    35. Bonilha HS, Deliyski DD, Whiteside JP, Gerlach TT. Vocal fold phase asymmetries in patients with voice disorders: a study across visualization techniques. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2012 Feb; 21(1):3-15. PMID: 22049403.
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    36. Bonilha HS, O'Shields M, Gerlach TT, Deliyski DD. Arytenoid adduction asymmetries in persons with and without voice disorders. Logoped Phoniatr Vocol. 2009; 34(3):128-34. PMID: 19711221; PMCID: PMC2891602.
    37. Bonilha HS, Deliyski DD, Gerlach TT. Phase asymmetries in normophonic speakers: visual judgments and objective findings. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2008 Nov; 17(4):367-76. PMID: 18840697; PMCID: PMC2632767.
    38. Bonilha HS, Aikman A, Hines K, Deliyski DD. Vocal fold mucus aggregation in vocally normal speakers. Logoped Phoniatr Vocol. 2008; 33(3):136-42. PMID: 18608875.
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    39. Deliyski DD, Petrushev PP, Bonilha HS, Gerlach TT, Martin-Harris B, Hillman RE. Clinical implementation of laryngeal high-speed videoendoscopy: challenges and evolution. Folia Phoniatr Logop. 2008; 60(1):33-44. PMID: 18057909.
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    40. Bonilha HS, Deliyski DD. Period and glottal width irregularities in vocally normal speakers. J Voice. 2008 Nov; 22(6):699-708. PMID: 18031989.
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