Dr. Galek received her bachelor's degree from the University of Arkansas. She earned her master's degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and her doctoral degree from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. She holds the academic rank of assistant professor. She is also the Co-Director of the Northern Nevada Voice and Swallow Clinic and Director of the RAVSS Research Laboratory. Dr. Galek teaches undergraduate, and graduate courses and supervises clinical practicum in the areas of swallowing disorders, craniofacial disorders, resonance, endoscopy, pediatric feeding disorders, manometry, and voice disorders. Her research interests include swallowing disorders, voice disorders, and craniofacial disorders. She has published her research in scholarly journals and given oral presentations at the American Speech and Hearing Association annual convention, and the Florida Dysphagia Institute. Dr. Galek is a clinician who sees patients and works with students individually to develop clinical skills.
- Acute care
- Long Term care
- Private practice CEO and President/Small business practices
- School based assessment and intervention with the medically fragile
- Medically based early intervention assessment and intervention
- Research and Development consultant
- Pediatric swallow team consultant
- Hansen, B., Galek, K.E., Fiore, D. In Press. Infant Tongue Cyst Producing Failure to Thrive and Respiratory Distress. Journal of Family Medicine.
- Catherine R. Pollock, Daniel A. Lopez, Gunnar Wambaugh, Luis Almanzar, Amanda Morrissey, Kathryn Krings, Kristine Galek and Frederick C. Harris. 2017. Avaler's Adventure: an Open Source Game for Dysphagia Therapy. Proceedings of the ISCA 26th International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering (SEDE 2017) October 2-4, San Diego, CA.
- Galek, K.E., Watterson, T. 2016. Perceptual Anchors and the dispersion of nasality ratings. Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Journal.
- Galek, K.E. & Sumrall, A. 2016. The effect of a novel eclectic dysphagia intervention for head and neck cancer survivors. Annals of Otolaryngology, 3(12): 1147.
- Bice, E., Galek, K.E. 2016. The use of neuroplastic principles affects the swallow motor plan of a patient in severe cognitive decline: A case study. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Group Sig 15, Vol. 1(part 2), 79-83.
Accepted for Publication: other professional (trade)
- Galek, K.E., Bice, E., Hobbs, A. 2017. Synchrony™ Surface Electromyography device assists therapists in the rehabilitation of swallow disorders. Today’s Gerontology Medicine.
Development and/or publication of educational materials
- Richards, M., Galek, K.E., Palermo, F., Escovedo, E. 2015. Adjunctive sEMG for Dysphagia Rehabilitation (5 HR). ASHA CE, Reno: Accelerated Care Plus.
Abstracts and National Presentations
- Catherine R. Pollock, Daniel A. Lopez, Gunnar Wambaugh, Luis Almanzar, Amanda Morrissey, Kathryn Krings, Kristine Galek and Frederick C. Harris. October, 2017. Avaler's Adventure: an Open Source Game for Dysphagia Therapy. Proceedings of the ISCA 26th International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering (SEDE 2017) October 2-4, San Diego, CA.
- Bice, E., Galek, K. July, 2017. Surface Electromyography break-out session. Invited Oral Presentation: The Florida Dysphagia Institute, Orlando, Fl.
- Galek, K., Bice, E. April, 2017. Nevada Speech and Hearing Association annual conference, Reno, NV. Invited Oral Presentation.
- Richards, M., Galek, K. 2014. Strength Exercise for Speech Pathologists. Oral Presentation: ASHA convention, Orlando, Fl.
- Galek, K., Richards, M. 2014. Surface Electromyography In Clinical Practice: A Review. Oral Presentation: ASHA convention, Orlando, Fl.