Faculty headshot of Brooke Baumann

Brooke Baumann

Clinical Assistant Professor, Externship Coordinator
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Speech-Language Patholoty

417 Fisher Hall
Phone: 412.396.4046
baumannb@duq.edu

Education:

Bachelor of Science, Health Science, Duquesne University, 2003
Master of Science, Speech-Language Pathology, Duquesne University, 2004
Bio and Expertise

BIO
Mrs. Baumann is the Externship Coordinator and a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Speech-Language Pathology. She has been a practicing speech-language pathologist for 16 years, specializing in adult medical speech language pathology. Her areas of interest include swallowing disorders in post-operative populations, motor speech disorders, augmentative and alternative communication in the ICU, and voice restoration following total laryngectomy.

Expertise
Swallowing Disorders in Adults
Total Laryngectomy
Augmentative and Alternative Communication in the ICU

Publications

Happ MB., PhD, Paull B. Geriatric Nursing Acute Care Column: "Silence is Not Golden" May 2008.

Radtke JV, Baumann BM, Garrett KL, Happ MB. Listening to the voiceless patient: case reports in assisted communication in the intensive care unit. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2011 Jun;14(6):791-5.

Hathaway B., Byers S., Baumann B., Badhwar V., Wasserman-Wincko T., Johnson J. Handgrip strength and dysphagia assessment following cardiac surgery. The Laryngoscope. 2015 October;125(10):2330-2333.

Happ MB., Sereika SM., Houze MP., Seaman JB., Tate JA., Nilsen ML., van Panhuis J., Scuilli A., Baumann BM., George E., Angus DC., Barnator AE. Quality of care and resource use among mechanically ventilated patients before and after an intervention to assist nurse-nonvocal patient communication. Heart & Lung. 2015 Sep-Oct; 44(5):408-415.

Happ MB., Baumann B., Sawicki J., Tate J., George B., Barnato A. SPEACS-2: Intensive care unit "communication rounds" with speech language pathology. Geriatric Nursing. 2010 May; 31(3) 170-177.

Baumann B., Byers S., Wasserman-Wincko T., Smith L., Hathaway B., Bhama J., Shigemura N., Hayanga J., D'Cunha J., Johnson J. Postoperative swallowing assessment after lung transplant. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2017 July; 104(1) 308-312.

Presentations

Nilsen M., Paull B., Happ MB., Garrett K. Assessing Candidacy for Low Tech Augmentative and Alternative Communication Strategies for Mechanically Ventilated Elderly Adults in the ICU. Poster presentation at Gerontological Society of America, Annual Meeting, November 2007.

Garret K., Paull B., Happ MB. Content of an Instructional AAC Program for ICU Nurses. Oral presentation at Clinical AAC Conference, Annual Meeting, September 2007.

Paull B., Happ MB., Garrett K. Assessing Candidacy for Low Tech Augmentative and Alternative Communication Strategies for Mechanically Ventilated Elderly Adults in the ICU. Oral presentation at 2nd Annual Leo H. Criep Symposium on Patient-Provider Communication, November 2007.

Garrett K., Paull B., Happ MB. Content of an Instructional AAC Program for ICU Nurses. Oral presentation completed at the Pennsylvania Speech Hearing Association. Annual Meeting. April 2008.

Garrett K., Paull B., Happ MB. Content of an Instructional AAC Program for ICU Nurses. Oral presentation completed at the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISSAC). Annual Meeting. August 2008.

Garrett K., Downey D., Baumann B. Clinical Grand Rounds: Communication Interventions for Critically Ill, Nonspeaking Patients. Oral presentation completed at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). November 2010.

Byers S., Baumann B., Bhama J., Vaezi A., Wasserman-Wincko T., Johnson J. Developing a Swallowing Assessment Protocol for Patients After Lung Transplantation. Poster session completed at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). November 2010.

Baumann, B., Byers, S (2011). The Development of a Swallowing Assessment Protocol for Patients After Lung Transplantation. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

Baumann B., Byers B., Bhama J., Vaezi A., Wasserman-Wincko T., Johnson J. Predictive Value of the Bedside Swallowing Evaluation with Lung Transplant Patients. Poster session completed at the Dysphagia Research Society. Annual Meeting. March 2012.

Byers B., Baumann B., Bhama J., Vaezi A., Wasserman-Wincko T., Johnson J. Clinical Interventions for Resumed Oral Intake in Lung Transplant Patients with Oropharyngeal Dysphagia. Poster session completed at the Dysphagia Research Society. Annual Meeting. March 2013.

Baumann B., Byers S. Evaluation and Treatment of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia in Acute Post-Operative Lung Transplant Patients. Invited speaker. Oral presentation completed at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). November 2013.

Baumann, B., Byers, S., Coyle, J., Wasserman, T. (2013) Dysphagia Research Society Highlights. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

Byers S., Baumann B., Badhwar V., Hathaway H., Wasserman-Wincko, T., Johnson J. Risk Assessment Following Cardiac Surgery. Poster session completed at the Dysphagia Research Society. Annual Meeting. March 2014.

Baumann, B (2015). Speech-Language Pathologist role with thoracic surgery. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

Bray S., Baumann B., Wasserman-Wincko T., D'Cunha J., Johnson J., Smith L. Comparing Post-Operative Aspiration Risk in Single versus Double Lung Transplant. Poster presentation completed at the Dysphagia Research Society. Annual Meeting. March 2017.

Baumann B., Bray S. When Can I Eat? The Post-Transplant Speech Pathway. Invited speaker. Oral presentation at the 2nd Annual UPMC Lung Transplant Symposium. October 2017.

Baumann, B (2017). Dysphagia in patients after lung transplant. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

Baumann, B (2017). Dysphagia Research Society Highlights: 2017. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

Baumann, B (2018). Assessing post-operative dysphagia and aspiration risk after esophagectomy. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.

Sarkaria I., Baumann B., Copelli S., Gallagher A., Henderson C., Johnson J., Levett A., Lovas K., Luketich J., Nestlerode L., Sanchez M., Wasserman T. Assessing Post-Operative Dysphagia and Aspiration Risk After Esophagectomy. Poster session completed. UPMC PUH Quality Improvement Fair. February 2019.

Levett A., Ekeke C., Gallagher A., Nestlerode L., Baumann B., Wasserman T., Copelli S., Henderson C., Sanchez M, Johnson J., Luketich J., Sarkaria I. Assessing Post-Operative Dysphagia in Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy. Poster session accepted at the Dysphagia Research Society. Annual Meeting. March 2020.

Honors and Awards

ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE) March 2013

INSIDE Life Changing Medicine UPMC Newsletter: Experts Tackle Aspiration in Lung Transplant Patients. June 14, 2017