R. Jordan Hazelwood, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CBIS, CCRE


Ph.D. 2016 Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina
M.Ed. 2006 Communication Sciences & Disorders, University of Georgia
B.S. 2004 Speech & Hearing Sciences, University of Illinois 

Relating physiologic swallowing impairment to oral intake and swallow-specific quality of life


ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence, Speech-Language Pathology
NC license, Speech-Language Pathology
SC license, Speech-Language Pathology
Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S)
Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)
Certificate of Fellowship in Clinical Research Ethics (CCRE)
Modified Barium Swallowing Impairment Profile (MBSImP™®) Registered Clinician
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD®) Certified Clinician


Swallowing and swallowing disorders in adults
Physiologic measures of swallowing
Patient-reported outcome measures and quality of life
Voice and resonance disorders
Interprofessional education
Clinical research ethics
Traumatic brain injury


CSD 4766/5766 – Neuroanatomy and Physiology
CSD 5666 – Voice and Resonance Disorders
CSD 5856 – Dysphagia


Dr. Jordan Hazelwood joined the department as an Assistant Professor in 2017.  After completing her master’s degree, she worked as a speech-language pathologist at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, IL where she specialized in the assessment and rehabilitation of adults with swallowing disorders and traumatic brain injury.  During her doctoral studies, she worked clinically at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) treating acute, inpatient adults and supporting outpatient speech-language pathology needs as a Research Coordinator at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.  She was awarded an NIH Predoctoral T32 Traineeship under the mentorship of Drs. Bonnie Martin-Harris, Judy Dubno, and Heather Bonilha in 2016.

In addition to her academic responsibilities, Dr. Hazelwood collaborates with the department’s clinical educators at Watauga Medical Center and the Foley Center at Chestnut Ridge to support evidence-based clinical practice in the treatment and assessment of voice and swallowing disorders and graduate student training. She is a Board Recognized Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, and has completed fellowships in Clinical Research Ethics and Interprofessional Education. Dr. Hazelwood is the Manager for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Special Interest Group on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders’ (SIG-13) Professional Development Management Committee and is a regular peer reviewer for the journal Dysphagia.  She presents her research nationally and internationally, focusing on the impact of physiology and standardization of dysphagia assessment on the quality of life for people with swallowing disorders.

Recent Publications:

Wilmskoetter, J., Bonilha, H.S., Hong, I., Hazelwood, R.J., Martin-Harris, B., & Velozo, C.A. (In press, Article ID: IDRE 1398787). Construct validity of the Eating Assessment Tool. Disability and Rehabilitation. doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2017.1398787

Hazelwood, R.J., Armeson, K.E., Hill, E.G., Bonilah, H.S., Martin-Harris, B. (2017). Identification of swallowing tasks from a modified barium swallow study that optimize the detection of physiological impairment. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60, 1855-1863. doi.org/10.1044/2017_JSLHR-S-16-0117. PMID: 28614846

Hazelwood, R.J. (2016). Relating physiologic swallowing impairment to oral intake and swallowing-specific quality of life.  (Published doctoral dissertation). Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

Krieger, R., Brady, S., Stewart, R.J., Terry, A., & Brady, J.J. (2010).  Predictors of returning to oral feedings following feeding tube placement for patients following a stroke during inpatient rehabilitation. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 17(3), 197-203. doi.org/10.1310/tsr1703-197. PMID: 2079796

Title: Assistant Professor, Speech Language Pathology
Department: Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Phone: (828) 262-6057

Fax: (828) 262-3153

Office address
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