Robin Samlan, PhD

Assistant Professor, Speech, Language and Hearing
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

Robin Samlan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences. She is a speech-language pathologist specializing in communication disorders associated with the voice and laryngeal airway, head and neck cancer, and cleft palate. Before moving to Arizona, Dr. Samlan worked at the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Wisconsin Voice Clinics.


Dr. Samlan is the director of the Voice Research Laboratory. Her research is centered around understanding how features of voice production affect voice quality. Her lab is approaching this question using high-speed video of vocal fold vibration, acoustic and aerodynamic studies, computational modeling, and listening studies. The long-term goal of the work is to improve voice evaluation and treatment. Her current project "Improving Voice Production for Adults with Age-related Dysphonia" is supported by an R21 ECR from the National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

Education and Training

Graduate Education:
PhD, University of Arizona, 2012