Dr. Pitts' CV

Director of Research
Division of Communicative Disorders
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
University of Louisville

2015- Present

I currently oversee the masters thesis program for the Speech Language Pathologists in training. 

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Assistant Professor
Laboratory of Airway Protection
Department of Neurological Surgery
Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center
University of Louisville

January 2015- Present

Assistant Research Professor


Upon awarding of my K99-R00 I moved into a Research Professor position.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship 
at the University of Florida

2010-2012 T-32 NIH-NIDCD and the Department of Physiological Sciences

My post-doctoral training was completed in the laboratory of Dr. Donald Bolser.

PhD from the 
University of Florida


I received my PhD in Communicative Disorders working with Dr. Christine Sapienza, and also was as a Pre-doctoral Fellow in Neurology at the Malcom Randall Veterans Hospital.

 BA and MA from the

University of Central Florida

2003 & 2006

I received my undergraduate and masters degree in Communicative Disorders, the degrees necessary to work as a Speech Language Pathologist.



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