Dr. Gemma Moya-Galé is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Long Island University, Brooklyn. She completed her PhD at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her clinical research is dedicated to improving conversational intelligibility in individuals with Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, and other disorders. Currently, her work aims to foster self-sufficiency in individuals with Parkinson’s disease by developing clinical tools that increase their ability to self-monitor and improve their intelligibility from the comfort of their homes. This is particularly important as the motor speech disorder associated with the disease frequently leads to social isolation, therefore significantly reducing quality of life.
Dr. Moya-Galé is the founder of Speech for PD, a clinical program that targets intelligibility and social participation in Parkinson’s disease at LIU-Brooklyn. She has conducted treatment studies in the United States, Spain, Belgium, Colombia, and Chile. And she has authored and co-authored in leading journals, such as JSLHR and the Lancet.