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.