Adrián Castillo-Allendes M.Sc., SLP

Adrián Castillo-Allendes

Ph.D. Student

  • Communicative Sciences & Disorders


Adrián Castillo-Allendes, M.Sc., SLP, is a Fulbright scholar from Santiago, Chile. He received his M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and Hearing and M.S. in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Universidad Mayor, Santiago, Chile. In addition, Adrián received professional certifications in voice habilitation and research methodology, as well as in teaching for higher education. He has almost ten years of experience working in various clinical settings with people with voice disorders, including professional voice users and people with Parkinson's disease. Immediately before coming to MSU, he worked as a lecturer in the Health Sciences Department at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Faculty of Medicine.

Adrian's research interests include the application of the principles of sports training and exercise physiology to voice and swallowing therapy. Also, the relationship between phonatory tasks in the approach to swallowing disorders and the multi-parametric assessment of upper airway and voice disorders.

Research and Teaching

Adrián's research interests include the voice exercises prescription under the use of concepts linked to the principles of exercise physiology and sports training in subjects with vocal fatigue; and the use of voice exercises to favor the quality of voice and swallowing in people with hypofunctional vocal patterns.


Castillo-Allendes, A., Delgado-Bravo, M., Reyes Ponce, A., & Hunter, E. J. (2022). Muscle activity and aerodynamic voice changes at different body postures: a pilot study. Journal of voice. (Accepted for publication).

Castillo‐Allendes, A., Guzmán‐Ferrada, D., Hunter, E. J., & Fuentes‐López, E. (2022). Tracking Occupational Voice State with a Visual Analog Scale: Voice Quality, Vocal Fatigue, and Effort. The Laryngoscope.

Castillo-Allendes, A., Contreras-Ruston, F., Searl, J. (2021). Auditory-vocal impairment: New challenges and opportunites for voice assessment and therapy. RIICS.

Contreras-Ruston, F., Guzman, M., Castillo-Allendes, A., Cantor, L., & Behlau, M. (2021). Auditory-perceptual Assessment of Healthy and Disordered Voices Using the Voice Deviation Scale. Journal of Voice.

Castillo-Allendes, A., Cantor-Cutiva, L. C., & Hunter, E. J. (2021). Acoustic Effects of Vocal Warm-Up: A 7-Week Longitudinal Case Study. Journal of Voice.

Castillo-Allendes, A., & Fouillioux, C. (2021). Voice therapy goals: a proposal for analysis and writing [Spanish]. Revista De Investigación E Innovación En Ciencias De La Salud, 3(1), 125-139.

Castillo-Allendes, A., Contreras-Ruston, F., Cantor-Cutiva, L.C., Codino, J., Guzman, M., Malebran, C., Manzano, C., Pavez, A., Vaiano, T., Wilder, F., & Behlau, M. (2020). Voice Therapy in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidelines for Clinical Practice. Journal of Voice.

Reyes, A., Castillo, A., & Castillo, J. (2020). Effects of Expiratory Muscle Training and Air Stacking on Peak Cough Flow in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. Lung, 198(1).

Reyes, A., Castillo, A., Castillo, J., Cornejo, I., & Cruickshank, T. (2019). The Effects of Respiratory Muscle Training on Phonatory Measures in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease. Journal of Voice.

Castillo, A., Castillo, J., & Reyes, A. (2019). Association Between Subglottic Pressure and Pulmonary Function in Individuals With Parkinson’s Disease. Journal of Voice.

Correa, S., Contreras, F., Castillo, A., Moreti, F., & Behlau, M. (2018). Cross-cultural adaptation of the Chilean version of the Modern Singing Handicap Index: MSHI. CODAS, 30(3).

Reyes, A., Castillo, A., Castillo, J., & Cornejo, I. (2018). The effects of respiratory muscle training on peak cough flow in patients with Parkinson’s disease: a randomized controlled study. Clinical Rehabilitation, 32(10).

Castillo, A., Casanova, C., Valenzuela, D., & Castañón, S. (2015). Prevalence of Dysphonia in schoolteachers in the district of Santiago and associated risk factors [Spanish]. Ciencia & Trabajo, 17(52), 15–21.

Contact Information


Twitter: @adrcallendes