Ruth Martin, PhD

Ruth Martin


Room 200, HSB
519 661-2111, 86680


  • PhD (Wisconsin Madison)
  • MHSc (Toronto)
  • BSc (Queen's)

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Dean - Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Yes

Research Interests

  • Swallowing neural control
  • Swallowing rehabilitation
  • Swallowing impairment

Additional Information

Recent Publications

  • Abe K, Weisz SE, Dunn RL, DiGioacchino MC, Nyentap JA, Stanbouly S, Theurer JA, Bureau Y, Affoo RH & Martin RE. (2015). Occurrences of yawn and swallow are temporally related. Dysphagia, 30(1), 57-66.

Research Affiliations

  • Orofacial Neuroscience Research Team

Teaching Areas

  • Swallowing and Dysphagia
  • Head and Neck Anatomy
  • Neuroscience


  • Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
  • FHS Faculty Scholar
  • Premier's Research Excellece Award
  • Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care Career Scientist

Professional Activities

  • Section Editor, Current Reviews in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Editoral Board Member, Dysphagia Research Society