Stacey Skoretz

Assistant Professor

Contact

Phone: (604) 822-5482
Email: sskoretz@audiospeech.ubc.ca
Laboratory website: swallowinginnovationslab.com

Dr. Skoretz is a medical Speech-Language Pathologist, an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and Director at the Swallowing Innovations Lab (Si-Lab) at UBC.  She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor with the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Alberta and Investigator with the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation at St. Paul’s Hospital/UBC.  Her research affiliations include Providence Health and Fraser Health.  Utilizing a clinical-research framework, Dr. Skoretz aims to improve health outcomes for people with dysphagia through evidence-based assessment and management.

At Si-Lab, Dr. Skoretz has an active and diverse research program spanning multiple centres across two Canadian provinces.  It is best described in three streams: 1) Discovery: primary research in critical illness, namely, investigating the cross-systems interactions during swallowing following artificial airway use and/or non-invasive ventilation; 2) Knowledge Translation: systematic evidence synthesis to guide clinical practice in the area of swallowing and its disorders as well as the creation of cross-species conceptual frameworks of feeding and swallowing rehabilitation; and 3) Education:  the development and evaluation of novel pedagogy and educational tools for skill and competency acquisition in swallowing.  Her research is funded by provincial and national grants and Dr. Skoretz has received numerous research awards for her work. In addition to conducting research in both British Columbia and Alberta, she teaches graduate-level courses in the areas of swallowing and motor speech at UBC-Vancouver and works clinically at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton.

  1. Skoretz, S.A. Yau, T.M, Granton, J.T. & Martino, R. (2017). The feasibility of assessing swallowing physiology following prolonged intubation after cardiovascular surgery. BMC Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 3, 62, doi: 10.1186/s40814-017-0199-7.
  2. Coghlan, K. & Skoretz, S.A. (2017). Breathing and swallowing with high flow oxygen therapy. SIG 13 ASHA Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, 2(3), 74-81.
  3. Flowers, H., Skoretz, S.A., Silver, F., Rochon, E., Fang, J. Flamand-Roze, C., & Martino, R. (2016). Post-stroke aphasia frequency, recovery and outcomes: A systematic review and metaanalysis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 97(12), 2188-2201.
  4. Shaw, S.M., Skoretz, S.A., O’Sullivan, B., Hope, A., Liu, L.W.C. & Martino, R. (2016). Valid and reliable techniques for measuring fibrosis in head and neck cancer patients post-radiotherapy: A systematic review. Head and Neck, 38(1), E2322-E2334, DOI1002/HED.24249.
  5. Flowers, H., Flamand-Roze, C., Denier, C., Roze, E., Silver, F., Rochon, E. Skoretz, S.A., Baumwol, K., Burton, L., Brookes, K., McGovern, A., Harris, G., Tyson, S., Langdon, C., Major, K., Shaw, S., & Martino, R. (2015). English adaptation, international harmonization, and pretesting of the Language Screening Tool (LAST), Aphasiology, 29(2), 214-236.
  6. Skoretz, S.A. Yau, T.M, Ivanov, J., Granton, J.T., & Martino, R. (2014). Dysphagia and associated risk factors following extubation in cardiovascular surgical patients, Dysphagia, 29(6), 647-654.
  7. Skoretz, S.A., Yee, M. & Martino, R. (2012). Complications following cardiovascular surgery in a case of undiagnosed Spinal-bulbar muscular atrophy (Kennedy’s disease), American Journal of Critical Care, 21(2), 138-9.
  8. Flowers, H., Skoretz, S.A., Streiner, D.L., Silver, F., & Martino, R. (2011). The MRI-based neuroanatomical predictors of dysphagia after acute ischemic stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Cerebrovascular Diseases, 32(1), 1-10.
  9. Skoretz, S.A., Flowers, H.L. & Martino, R. (2010). The incidence of dysphagia following endotracheal intubation: A systematic review, Chest, 137,665-673.
  10. Skoretz, S.A. & Rebeyka, D.M. (2009). Dysphagia following cardiovascular surgery: A clinical overview, Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 19(2), 10-16.

Introduction to Dysphagia (AUDI 527)
Advanced Studies in Acquired Speech and Swallowing Disorders (AUDI 577)
Disorders of Speech Production (AUDI 524)