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JoAnna E. Sloggy, MA, CCC-SLP

Practice areas

  • Voice and Swallowing Disorders

Faculty rank

Clinical Speech Pathologist
Singing Voice Specialist

Clinic information

Clinical interests

  • Behavioral Disorders of the Upper Airway
  • General Voice Disorders
  • Pediatric Voice Disorders
  • Professional Voice Care



University of Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.


University of Kentucky, Voice and Swallow Clinic, Lexington

Certifications or Special training

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, Lee Silverman Voice Therapy
Somatic Voicework™ The Lovetri Method, Levels 1-3

Additional information


JoAnna Sloggy received a bachelor’s degree in music from Methodist University where she studied voice and piano co-currently. She earned her master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of Memphis and also has a Certificate of Clinical Competence in speech-language pathology. She completed a rotation at St. Jude Children’s Hospital focusing on pediatric cancer rehabilitation. She completed her clinical fellowship focusing on voice and upper airway disorders at the UK Voice & Swallow Clinic and is currently the singing voice specialist for the clinic. Sloggy has extensive training and experience with voice in both classical and contemporary commercial music genres and vocal pedagogy. She has performed extensively as a musical theater performer in the regional theater circuit and continues to run a music studio focusing on training performers for a career in the arts. She is a member of the National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS).

Sloggy’s specialized training includes the evaluation and treatment of professional voice users. She also provides assessment and intervention of general voice disorders and behavioral disorders of the upper airway including vocal cord dysfunction and chronic cough, as well as evaluation and treatment of pediatric voice disorders. Additionally, she is a certified provider of Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) for treatment of voice changes associated with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders.


JoAnna Sloggy contributes to clinical research in the areas of voice and swallowing disorders. Publications and posters include:

  1. Sloggy, J.E. (2012).  A study of vibrato in relation to fundamental frequency-formant interaction (Master's thesis).  University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
  2. Buder, E., & Sloggy, J.E. (2012, November).  Effects of nonlinear source-filter coupling on vibrato stability.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech & Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA
  3. Suiter, D., Sloggy, J., & Leder, S. (2013).  Validation of the Yale Swallow Protocol: A Prospective Double-Blinded Videofluoroscopic Study.  Dysphagia.
  4. Suiter, D., Sloggy, J., & Leder, S. (2013, November).   Blinded videofluoroscopic validation of the 3-ounce water swallow challenge protocol.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech & Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.

Academic focus

JoAnna Sloggy’s academic focus involves clinical supervision of graduate and undergraduate students both completing rotations and observation hours in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders who have an interest in the evaluation and treatment of professional voice, pediatric voice, general voice and upper airway disorders. She provides lectures for the UK Otolaryngology Residents focused on the care of the professional voice, voice pathology evaluation and treatment, and diagnosing and managing upper airway disorders, along with a case study lecture for the graduate level voice class.