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Joseph Stemple, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHAF
Office Location: 

Room 120H Wethington Building

900 South Limestone Street

Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0200

Office Phone Number: 
(859) 218-0556
Fax Number: 
(859) 323-8957

Dr. Stemple received his Ph.D. in Communication Disorders from the University of Cincinnati in 1977.  He joined the faculty in the UK College of Health Sciences Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2005 following a 30-year clinical career as founder and director of the Blaine Block Institute for Voice Analysis and Rehabilitation, Dayton, OH, and the Professional Voice Center of Greater Cincinnati. He used these clinical and administrative skills to guide the development of UK's Voice and Swallow Clinic. He holds a joint appointment with the Department of Otolaryngology and is Affiliate Faculty with the UK Graduate Center for Gerontology.

Dr. Stemple is the author of the texts Voice Therapy: Clinical Studies (4th ed) and Clinical Voice Pathology: Theory and Management (5th ed) (Plural Publishing, Inc, 2014) as well as research articles and text chapters related to clinical voice disorders. Dr. Stemple is an active national and international speaker and lecturer on topics related to evaluation and management of voice disorders.  He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Scholarly Focus

Dr. Stemple's research involves a translational study of various aspects of the aging voice including epidemiology, treatment outcomes, and the biology and physiology of aging laryngeal muscles.

Educational Focus

Dr. Stemple teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Communication Sciences and Disorders related to voice production and treatment and research methods. He also mentors and teaches doctoral students in the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program and supervises Research Apprenticeships and Independent Studies of the Ph.D. students.

Publications Since Joining the UK Faculty

Refereed Articles:

Croake, D., Uhl, T. L., Archer, S. M., Stemple, J. C., Andreatta, R. D. (2014). Reliability of Clinical Office-based Laryngeal Electromyography in Vocally Healthy Adults. Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, 123(4), 271-278.

Patel R, Pickering J, Stemple J, Donohue KD. A case report in changes in phonatory physiology following voice therapy: application of high-speed imaging. Journal of Voice: Nov 2012;26(6):734-741.

Dietrich, M., Jiang, Yang, Andreatta, R. D., Joshi, A., & Stemple, J. C. (2012) Preliminary findings on the relation between the personality trait of stress reaction and the central neural control of human vocalization. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 14 (4), 377-389.

McMullen C., Butterfield T., Dietrich M., Andreatta R.D., Andrade P., Fry L., & Stemple J. (2011).  Chronic Stimulation-Induced Changes in the Laryngeal Rodent Muscle. Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, 54(3), 845-853.

Joshi A., Jiang Y., Stemple J., Archer S. & Andreatta R. (2011).  Induced Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis and Recovery Rapidly Modulates Brain Areas Related to Phonatory Behavior: A Case Study. Journal of Voice, 25(2), e53-59.

Andreatta R., Stemple J., Joshi A., & Jiang Y. (2010).  Task-related Differences in Temporo-Parietal Cortical Activation During Human Phonatory Behaviors. Neuroscience Letters.

Fry L., Stemple J., Andreatta R., Harrison A., & Andrade F. (2010). Effect of Dystrophin Deficiency on Selected Intrinsic Laryngeal Muscles of the mdx Mouse. Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, 53, 633-647.

LeBorgne W, Lee L, Stemple J, and Bush H (2010) Perceptual findings on the Broadway belt voice, Journal of Voice, 24(6):678-89.

Schwartz S, Cohen S, Dailey S, Rosenfeld R, Deutsch E, Gillespie B, Granieri E, Hapner E, Kimball E, Krouse H, McMurray S, Medin S, O’Brien K, Oulettee D, Messinger-Rapport B, Stachler J, Strode, S, Thompson D, Stemple J, Willging P, Crowley T, McCoy S, Bernard P and Patel M (2009) Clinical Practice Guideline: Hoarseness, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 141, S1-S31.

Thomas L, Stemple J, Andreatta R and Andrade F (2009) Establishing a New Animal Model for the Study of Laryngeal Biology and Disease: An Anatomic Study of the Mouse Larynx, Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, 52, 802-811.

Thomas, L.B., Joseph, G., Adkins, T., Andrade, F., & Stemple, J.C. (2008). Laryngeal muscles are spared in the dystrophin-deficient mdx mouse. Journal of Speech, Language,Hearing Research, 51, 586-595.

Tindall L, Huebner R, Stemple J, and Kleinert H. (2008) Videophone Delivered Voice Therapy: A Comparative Analysis of Outcomes to Traditional Delivery for Adults with Parkinson’s Disease.  Telemedicine and e-Health, 14:10, 1070-1077.

Gorman, S., Weinrich, B., Lee, L. and Stemple, J. (2008) Aerodynamic Changes as a Result of Vocal Function Exercises in Elderly Men.  The Laryngoscope, 118:1900-1903.

Thomas LB, Harrison AL, Stemple JC. Aging thyroarytenoid and limb skeletal muscle: lessons in contrast. J Voice. 2008 Jul;22(4):430-50.

Roy, N., Stemple, J.C., Merrill, R., & Thomas, L.B. (2007). Dysphagia in the elderly: Preliminary evidence of prevalence, risk factors, and socioemotional effects. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology, 116(n):858-865.

Roy, N., Stemple, J.C., Merrill, R., & Thomas, L.B. (2007). Epidemiology of voice disorders in the elderly: Preliminary findings. The Laryngoscope, 117(4), 628-633.

Mesallam, T., Stemple, J., Sobeih, T., & Elluru, R. (2007). Reflux symptom index versus reflux finding score.  Ann-Otol-Rhinol-Laryngol, 116(6): 436-40.

Thomas, L.B., & Stemple, J.C. (2007). Voice therapy: Does science support the art? Communicative Disorders Review, 1(1), 51-79.

Kelchner L, Horne J, Lee L, Klaben B, Stemple J, Adam S, Kereiakes T, Levin L (2007) Reliability of Speech-Language Pathologist and Otolaryngologist Ratings of Laryngeal Signs of Reflux in an Asymptomatic Population. J Voice, 21(1), 92-100.

Musser J, Lee L, Maddox S, Stemple J, DalVera R, (2006) Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis and Self-ratings During Periods of Normal and Over Hydration. Medical Problems of Performing Artists Journal, Vol. 2:4, 171-183.

Books and Chapters:

Stemple J, Roy N, Klaben B Clinical Voice Pathology: Theory and Management, (5th ed.).  (2014) San Diego: Plural Publishing.

Stemple J and Hapner E, Voice Therapy: Clinical Case Studies, (4th ed.). (2014) San Diego: Plural Publishing.

Stemple J, Fry L, Andreatta R. (2012) Laryngeal Muscle Response to Neuromuscular Diseases and Specific Pathologies.  In: McCloon N and Andrade F, ed. Craniofacial Muscles: A New Framework for Understanding the Effector Side of Craniofacial Muscle Control.  New York: Springer.

Stemple, J, Weinrich, B, and Baker Brehm, S (2011) Aerodynamic Measurement of Vocal Function: Phonatory Aerodynamic System.  In: Ma, E. and Yiu, E., ed. Handbook of Voice Assessments.  San Diego: Plural Publishing; 7 – 20.

Stemple, J, Joshi, A. and Ensslen, A. (2010) Voice Disorders. In: Ruscello, D., ed. Review Questions for the Speech-Language Pathology Praxis Examination. Missouri: Mosby Elsevier; 2010:134-146.

Stemple J and Thomas L, Performing Laryngeal Videostroboscopy. (2009) In Laryngeal Imaging, K. Kendall (Ed.), New York: Thieme Medical Publishers

Stemple, J (2005) A Holistic Approach to Voice Care.  In Seminars in Speech and Language, Holland A (Ed.) New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 26:2, 131-138.