Joy McCann Culverhouse Center for Swallowing Disorders

About Our Speech Pathology Team

Image

Joy Gaziano

Joy Gaziano is a Speech Pathologist and specialist in evaluation and treatment of oropharyngeal swallowing disorders. She received her undergraduate training at the University of Florida in 1986 and a master’s degree in Speech Pathology from the George Washington University in 1988. Joy has worked in Tampa for 25 years- at the Moffitt Cancer Center and then on faculty at USF College of Medicine in the Center for Swallowing Disorders. 

Joy is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (BCS-S) from ASHA. She has taught the Graduate Dysphagia course at USF. Her special interests are in the areas of evaluation and treatment of complex multiphase swallowing disorders, voice problems related to upper aerodigestive tract disorders, and head and neck cancer voice and swallowing restoration. She has participated in multi-institutional research assessing efficacy of swallowing intervention strategies and is active in the Center for Swallowing Disorders research initiatives. 

Joy has authored several publications including journal articles and chapters in books. She participates in training programs for graduate students in speech pathology and continuing education offerings for practicing clinicians.