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Jessica Huber

Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Associate Director, Center for Research on Brain, Behavior, and NeuroRehabilitation

Courtesy Appointments

Department of Health and Kinesiology

Areas of Expertise

  • Parkinson disease
  • clinical trials
  • respiratory function
  • speech science
  • aging

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity

Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Research Area(s)

  • Speech, Swallowing and Voice Science; Speech, Swallowing and Voice Disorders


Jessica E. Huber, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University. The aim of her National Institutes of Health funded research program is to develop and test interventions for speech and voice problems in older adults with and without Parkinson disease (PD) and to translate findings to clinical treatment. She is the inventor of a small wearable device, the SpeechVive device, to treat communication impairments in people with PD. She has a particular interest in understanding the impact of treatments on physiologic support for speech and effort. Her current research continues to how speech and cognition are impacted by PD and how treatment impacts communication and speech physiology.


  • Ph.D., 2001, University at Buffalo
  • Certified Speech-Language Pathologist, 1998, American Speech, Language, Hearing Association
  • M.A., 1997, University at Buffalo
  • B.A., 1992, Saint John Fisher College


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Trans Inclusion Training, Purdue LGBTQ Center
  • Speaking Up: How Bystanders Can Change the Conversation around Bias, Incluxion Works, Inc. and Powerplay Interactive Development
  • Safe Zone Training, Purdue LGBTQ Center
  • QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Program Training
  • Mediation Training (40 hours)

Current Courses

  • SLHS 41900 - End of Life Care and Management
  • SLHS 61900 - Grant Writing
  • SLHS 53800 - Motor Speech Disorders

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Fellow, National Academy of Inventors - March 2020
  • Walk the Talk Award for outstanding dedication to the Purdue Statement of Integrity and Code of Conduct from the Office of Ethics and Compliance - June 2021
  • Purdue University Faculty Focus Award for Diversity - March 2015
  • Outstanding Commercialization Award for Purdue University Faculty - 2014

Selected Grants

  • Co-investigator, A comparison of two behavioral interventions for Parkinson’s disease. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, Kelly Richardson (PI). Period: 12/1/17-11/30/21. Total: $457,817.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Rock Steady Medical Advisory Board
  • American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association
  • Movement Disorders Society
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)