Faculty and Staff Profiles

Miriam van Mersbergen
Assoc Professor, School of Comm Sci and Disorders
Email: mrvnmrsb@memphis.edu
Office Location: 4055 North Park Loop
Profile

Miriam van Mersbergen is Assistant Professor in the School of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at the University of Memphis.  She began her academic career studying music and communication arts at Calvin College.  After a brief career in music she returned to academia and studied speech language pathology and vocology at The University of Iowa and continued with doctoral studies in speech language hearing sciences and psychology at the University of Minnesota.   Her research areas include psychological influences in voice production with an emphasis in emotional and cognitive processes.  She uses psychometric, behavioral, and psychophysiological methods to investigate influences of affect and cognition on voice production. Additionally, she has maintained an active clinical career specializing in performing voice users. 






Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders - University of Memphis - August 2016 - present
  • Adjunct Professor, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Sugery - University of Tennessee Health Science Center - 2019-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Orthodontics - University of Tennessee Health Science Center - 2019-present

Teaching Experience

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism - University of Memphis
  • Voice Disorders - University of Memphis
  • Dysphagia - University of Memphis
  • Medical Speech Language Pathology - University of Memphis
  • Endoscopy - University of Memphis

Support

  • Multimodal Signaling and Communication Analysis of World Leaders - National Science Foundation - $499.860 - 09/01/21-08/31/34
  • Does wearing hearing aids impact the affective state of older adults with hearing loss in daily listening? - Hearing Industry Research Consortium - $125,000 - January 2020 - December 2021
  • Automation Support using non-Invasive Measures of Operator Vocalization - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - $24,000 indirects - March 2017-March 2018
  • Collaborative Research Network - Research and Innovation - $25,000 - 2020-2021
  • Community of Research Scholars - Research and Innovation - $2,500 - 2019-2020
  • Community of Research Scholars - Research and Innovation - $2500 - 2019-2020
  • Faculty Research Grant - School of Communication Sciences and Disorders - $6,000 - 2019 - 2020
Books Published
  • van Mersbergen M Research Approaches in the Intersection of Voice Disorders and Psychology. of Psychology of Voice Disorders. In Sataloff R, Rosen D, & Sataloff J. Psychology of Voice Disorders, 2nd Ed. Plural Publishing (2020).
  • van Mersbergen, M. & Patrick, C. Quantitative and Physiological Measures in Language-Emotion Research.  In Schiewer, Gesine Lenore, Jeanette Altarriba & Bee Chin Ng (eds.). in press. Language and Emotion. An International Handbook (Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science/HSK). Berlin & New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • van Mersbergen, M. (2019). Jaw and Tongue exercises for non-traditional singing. The Vocal Athlete: Application and Technique for the Hybrid Singer. Rosenberg, M. and LaBorgne, W., eds. Plural Publishing Company, San Diego, CA.
  • Petty B. E., van Mersbergen M. (2019). The use of voice therapy in conjunction with minimal injection medialization in the longitudinal treatment of dysphonia in an elite operatic singer. Voice Therapy: Clinical Studies, 3rd ed. Stemple, J. and Hapner, E., eds. Plural Publishing Company, San Diego, CA.
Books Reviewed
  • van Mersbergen, M., (2019). Book Review of Janet Baker's book, "Psychosocial Perspectives on the Management of Voice Disorders: Implications for Client, Options and Strategies for Clinicians." Journal of Voice. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvoice.2019.06.010
Journal Articles
  • Harper, S., Hazelton, K., van Mersbergen, M. (2022). Pregnancy and the Singing Voice: A Survey of What Singers Report. Journal of Voice. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2022.03.019. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 35637057.
  • Gartling, G. J., van Mersbergen, M., Crow, K., Lewandowski, A., Smith, L. J., & Gartner-Schmidt, J. L. (2021) The Patient Experience: The Relationship Between Vocal Handicap, Congruency, Perceived Present Control, and Mood Across Four Voice Disorders. Journal of Voice, 3:S0892-1997(21)00282-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2021.08.007 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Welch, B., van Mersbergen, M.R., Helou, L. B. (2021) Listeners’ Perceptions of Speaker Personality Traits Based on Speech. Journal of Speech Language Hearing Research,64, 4762-4771. doi: 10.1044/2021_JSLHR-20-00582
  • Baker, J., Barnett, C., Cavalli, L., Dietrich, M., Dixon, L., Duffy, J. R., Elias, A., Fraser, D. E., Freeburn, J. L., Gregory, C., McKenzie, K., Miller, N., Patterson, J., Roth, C., Roy, N., Short, J., Utianski, R., van Mersbergen, M., Vertigan, A., Carson, A., Stone , J., & McWhirter, L. (2021). Management of functional communication, swallowing, cough and related disorders: consensus recommendations for speech and language therapy. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 92(10), 1112-1125. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2021-326767
  • Kolker Rychel, A., & van Mersbergen, M. (2021). The Voice Range Profile: A Shortened Protocol Pilot Study. Journal of Voice, 0,00. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2021.04.010 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Berardi, M.., van Mersbergen, M.., & Hunter, E. J. (2021). Relationship between Tasked Vocal Effort Levels and Measures of Vocal Intensity. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Researcc, 64, 1829-1840. doi: 10.1044/2021_JSLHR-20-00465
  • Nanjundeswaran, C., van Mersbergen, M., Banks, R., & Hunter, E. J. (2021) Vocal Fatigue Index in Teachers using Mokken Analysis Journal of Voice, 0,00. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2020.12.053
  • van Mersbergen, M. & Payne, A. (2021). Cognitive, Emotional, And Social Influences on Voice Production Elicited by Three Different Stroop Tasks. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica,73(4),326-334. doi: 10.1159/000508572
  • Lawrence, T & van Mersbergen, M. (2021). The Relation Between Eating Disorders and Voice Disorders. Journal of Voice, 35(5):753-764. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2020.01.011
  • van Mersbergen, M., Beckham, B., & Hunter, E. J. (2020). Do We Need a Measure of Vocal Effort? Clinician’s report of vocal effort in voice patients. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 6(1), 69-79.
  • Hunter, E.J., Cantor-Cutiva, L.C., van Leer, E., van Mersbergen, M., Nanjundeswaran, C., Bottalico, P., Sandage, M.J., & Whitling, S, (2020). Towards a consensus description of Vocal Effort, Vocal Load, Vocal Loading, and Vocal Fatigue. Journal of Speech Language Hearing Research, 63(2), 509-532. doi: 10.1044/2019_JSLHR-19-00057
  • Crow, K., van Mersbergen, M., & Payne, A. (2020). Vocal Congruence: The Voice and The Self Measured by Interoceptive Awareness. Journal of Voice, 35(2):324.e15-324.e28. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2019.08.027
  • van Mersbergen M., Vinney, L., & Payne, A. (2019) Cognitive Influences on Perceived Phonatory Exertion using the Borg CR 10. Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, 45(3),123-133. doi: 10.1080/14015439.2019.1617895
  • van Mersbergen M. & Lanza E. (2018) Modulation of Relative Fundamental Frequency During Transient Emotional States. Journal of Voice, 33(6), 894-899. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2018.07.020
  • Nanjundeswaran, C., van Mersbergen, M., Morgan, K. (2018). Restructuring the Vocal Fatigue Index Using Mokken Scaling: Insights into the Complex Nature of Vocal Fatigue. Journal of Voice, 33(1), 110-114. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2017.09.008.
  • van Leer, E. & van Mersbergen, M. (2016). Using the Borg CR10 Physical Exertion Scale as an Outcome Measure to Capture Patient-Perceived Vocal Effort. Journal of Voice, 31(3), 389-e19-389-e25. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2016.09.023
  • van Mersbergen, M., Lyons, P., & Riegler, D. (2015). Vocal responses in heighted states of arousal. Journal of Voice, 31(1):127. e 13-127 e19. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2015.12.011
  • Doherty, M. L., & van Mersbergen, M. (2015). Personal and Professional Characteristics of Music Educators: One size Does Not Fit All. Journal of Voice, 31(1):128.e7-128.e13. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2015.12.008
  • Vinney, L., van Mersbergen, M., Connor, N., & Turkstra, L. (2015). Vocal Control: Is it Susceptible to the Negative Effects of Self-regulatory Depletion? Journal of Voice, 30(5), 638.e21-638.e31. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2015.07.016.
  • van Mersbergen M. (2018). Introductory Chapter to the Journal of Voice’s Special Collection: Voice and Psychology.  Collection to be available May 2018.
  • Ford Baldner, E., Doll, E., & van Mersbergen, M. (2015). A review of measures of vocal effort with a preliminary study on the establishment of a proposed vocal effort measure. Journal of Voice, 29(5), 530-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2014.08.017
  • Johns Fiedler, H. & & van Mersbergen, M. (2015). The prevalence of voice disorders in 9-1-1 emergency telecommunicators. Journal of Voice, 29(3), 389 e1-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jvoice.2014.08.008.
  • van Mersbergen, M. (2014). Viva La Vagus. Choral Journal, 55(3), 61-67.
  • Deeter, A. & van Mersbergen, M. (2014). The Real Scoop on Tea. Journal of Singing, 70(3), 309-319.
  • van Mersbergen, M. & Delany, M. (2013). Vocal Responses to Emotional Picture Viewing. Logopedicas Phoniatrics Vocology. 39(3), 99-107. doi: 10.3109/14015439.2013.777108.
  • van Mersbergen, M. R., (2011). Voice disorders and personality: Understanding their interactions. Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, 21(1), 31-38.
  • van Mersbergen, M. R., Patrick, C. J. & Glaze, L. E. (2008). Functional Dysphonia During Mental Imagery: Testing the Trait Theory of Voice Disorders. Journal of Speech Language Hearing Research, 51(6), 1405-1450. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2008/06-0216)
  • Solomon, N., Glaze, L., Arnold, R., & van Mersbergen, M. (2003). Effects of a vocally fatiguing task and systemic hydration on men's voices. Journal of Voice, 17(1), 31-46. doi: 10.1016/s0892-1997(03)00029-8, 31-46.
  • Verdolini, K., Min, Y., Titze, I. R., Lemke, J., Brown, K., van Mersbergen, M., Jiang, J., & Fisher, K. (2002). Biological mechanisms underlying voice changes due to dehydration. Journal of Speech and Hearing Science,45(2), 268-281. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2002/021)i>268-281.
  • van Mersbergen, M., Ostrem, J., Titze, I.R., (2001). Preparation of the voice speech-language pathologist: An educational survey. Journal of Voice, 15(2), 237-50. doi: 10.1016/S0892-1997(01)00024-8 15(2), 237-50.
  • van Mersbergen, M., Verdolini, K., Titze, I.R., (1999). Time of day effect on voice range profiles in vocally untrained females. Journal of Voice, 13(4), 518-28. doi: 10.1016/s0892-1997(99)80007-1
  • van Mersbergen, M., (2011). What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine? The Voice, 15(4), 2-4.
Presentations
  • The Patient Experience: The Relationship Between Vocal Handicap, Congruency, Perceived Present Control and Mood Across Four Voice Disorders. Presented by Karen Crow and Miriam van Mersbergen. American Speech Language Hearing Convention Annual Conference, November 2021, Washington, D.C.
  • The Patient Experience: The Relationship Between Vocal Handicap, Congruency, Perceived Present Control and Mood Across Four Voice Disorders. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. 2021 Fall Voice Conference, October 2021, Virtual and Miami, FL.
  • Say it, Don’t Spray It – The Impact of Personality Type and Vocal Endurance on Particulate Emissions. Presented by Sandra Stinnett. 2021 Fall Voice Conference, October 2021, Virtual and Miami, FL.
  • Glottal parameters contributing to properties of particulate emission during speech, singing, and breathing. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. The 14th International Conference on Advances in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice and Speech Research, June 2021, Virtual.
  • Cortical Responses to Vocal Errors: What are people thinking? Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen Pan American Vocology Association, August, 2020 Virtual.
  • Affective Neuroscience and Behavior. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. Cognitive Science Seminar, Spring 2020, Memphis, TN
  • Voice Science and Experimental Psychology: Shall We Dance? Panel Discussion by Feuer S, Helou L, Mont E, van Mersbergen M, Dietrich M, Misono S. Presented at The Voice Foundation’s 48th Annual Symposium: Care of The Professional Voice, June 2019, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • The Relation between Eating Disorders and Voice Disorders. Presented by Taylor Lawrence. 48th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, June, 2019, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Accuracy and Effort Listening to Hoarse Voices. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. 48th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, June, 2019, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • The Voice and the Self: Does interoceptive awareness predict voice congruence.Presented by Karen Crow PAVA/VASTA conference, August 2018, Seattle, Washington.
  • Acoustic Effects of Cognitive Load in Adult Speakers. Eichorn, N, van Mersbergen, M., 2018 ASHA Convention November 15-17, 2018 at the Boston, Massachusetts.

  • Cognitive, Emotional, And Social Influences On Voice Production Elicited By Three Different Stroop Tasks, Pan European Voice Conference, August, 2017, Ghent, Belgium.

  • Using the Borg CR10 Physical Exertion Scale as an Outcome Measure to Capture Patient-Perceived Vocal Effort. Presented by Eva van Leer. 45th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, June, 2016, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Modulation of Relative Fundamental Frequency during Transient Emotion States. Presented by Elizabeth Lanza. 45th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, June, 2016, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Let's Talk: Teacher's Voices in Illinois. Presented by Mary Lynn Doherty. 2016 Illinois Music Teacher Association, Peoria, Illinois January 2016.
  • Variables Predicting Vocal Impairment in the Music Teacher. Presented by Mary Lynn Doherty. 4th International Occupational Voice Symposium, London, England, April 2015.
  • Voice Use Patterns of Working Mothers. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. 4th International Occupational Voice Symposium, London, England, April 2015.
  • Self-Regulation & Vocal Behavior: The Challenges of Consciously Controlling the Voice. Presented by Lisa Vinney, Miriam van Mersbergen, Nadine Connor, Lyn Turkstra. American Speech Language Hearing Convention Annual Conference, November, 2014, Orlando, Florida.
  • The Prevalence of Voice Disorders in 9-1-1 Emergency Telecommunicators. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. 43rd Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, June, 2014, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Self-Regulation and Vocal Behavior: The challenges of Consciously Controlling the Voice. Presented by Lisa Vinney, Miriam van Mersbergen, Nadine Connor, Lyn Turkstra. 42nd Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, June, 2013, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Vocal Responses to Sudden Noises: A View into the Emotional Voice. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. 41st Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, June, 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Can You Hear Me Now? The Effectiveness of a District-wide Voice Amplification System. Presented by Sharon Morrow. 41st Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, June, 2012, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Therapalooza. Presented by Sherri Zelazny, Miriam van Mersbergen, Eva van Leer, and Kate DeVore. ASHA Annual Convention 2011, November, 2011, San Diego, California
  • Research Writing: Goals and Methodology. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen, Dudley Knight, Jeff Morrison, Daydrie Hague, and Lynn Watson. VASTA Conference, July, 2011, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Breathing Therapy and Paradoxical Vocal Fold Movement. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen and Elizabeth Platt. Symposium on Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract Voice Therapy and Diagnostic Techniques, July, 2011, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Profile of Music Teachers: One size Does Not Fit All. Presented by Mary Lynne Doherty. 40th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, June, 2011, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • VCD/PVFM Assessment and Treatment. Presented by Elizabeth Platt and Miriam van Mersbergen. Annual Convention of the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association, February, 2011, Rosemont, Illinois.
  • Validation of Vocal Effort Ratings Using the Borg CR-10, a Preliminary Study. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. 37th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, June, 2008, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • A Useful Way to Elicit a Voice Range Profile for the Voice Clinic and the Voice Studio. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. 2007 Shanghai International Voice Conference, November, 2007, Shanghai, China
  • From the Bridging the Gap Between the Voice Clinic and the Voice Studio. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. 2007 Shanghai International Voice Conference, November, 2007, Shanghai, China
  • Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS) initially presenting as Vocal Cord Dysfunction. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. National Jewish 3rd National Conference on Vocal Cord Dysfunction/Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion, July, 2007, Denver, Colorado.
  • The Human Voice: An Instrumental Perspective. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. Madison Area Church Musician’s Association, October, 2006 Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
  • Where Voice Therapy Really Helps. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. 2005 Otolaryngology Update, November, 2005, San Francisco, California.
  • Functional Dysphonia During Mental Imagery: Exploring the Sources of Anxiety. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. 33rd Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, June, 2004, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction and Voice Training. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. Voice and Speech Trainers Association, June, 2004, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Affective Orienting Response: A Novelty P3 Study with Emotional Pictures. Presented by Edward Bernat, Christopher Patrick, Meredith Cadwallader, Miriam van Mersbergen, and Dongju Seo. Society for Psychophysiological Research, October, 2002, Montreal, Quebec.
  • Effects of a vocally fatiguing task and systemic hydration on men's voices. Presented by Nancy Solomon, Leslie Glaze, Robert Arnold, and Miriam van Mersbergen. 31rst Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, June, 2002, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • What a Singing Background Brings to Voice Therapy. Presented by Carol Rue, Deirdre Michael, Anita Kozan, and Miriam van Mersbergen. Twin Cities Clinical Speech Language Pathology Association, May, 2002, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Preparation of the Voice-Speech-Language Pathologist: An Educational Survey. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. 24th Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, June, 1995,Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Maintaining Vocal Health in Choral Rehearsals. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. Illinois Music Educators Association Conference, January, 1998, Peoria, Illinois.
  • Time of Day Effect on Voice Range Profiles. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. 23rd Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, June, 1994, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Personality and the voice. Presented by Christopher Patrick, Miriam van Mersbergen (What's Personality Got To Do with Voice Disorders? Uncovering Neurobiological Mechanisms), Maria Dietrich, Nelson Roy, Leah Helou. Chaired by Nancy Solomon. The Voice Foundation 50th Anniversary Symposium Friday Morning Special Session, June 2021, Virtual.
  • Speech Signals of Dominance. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. Cognitive Science Seminar, Fall 2019, Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Role of the Speech Pathologist in a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. Chicago Pulmonary Rehabilitation Association, October, 1996, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Effort Scaling: Challenges and Considerations When Applied To Vocal Production. 11th International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics Preconference: Vocal Effort, Vocal Fatigue, And Vocal Load: What, How and Where.  July, 2018, East Lansing, Michigan.

  • Re-Acquainting Yourself With Voice Treatment Strategies. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen.  47th Annual Mid-South Conference on Communicative Disorders, February 2017, Memphis, Tennessee.

  • Re-Acquainting Yourself With Voice Treatment Strategies. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen.  Illinois Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, February 2016, Rosemont, Illinois.
  • Muscle Tension What? Presented by Amanda Gillespie, Leah Helou, Miriam van Mersbergen, Maggie Kuhn and Deborah   Gillman. Fall Voice Conference, October, 2015, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • The Research/Clinic Relationship: Boxing or Dancing? Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen and Lisa Vinney. Wisconsin Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Convention, February, 2015, Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Massage Therapy Techniques for the Face and Neck. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. 13th Bi-Annual Phonosurgery Conference, July, 2014, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Profile of a School Music Teacher and Vocal Health. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen and Mary Lynn Doherty. DuPage County Music Institute, March, 2012, Addison, Illinois.
  • Massage Therapy Techniques for the Face and Neck. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. 12th Bi-Annual Phonosurgery Conference, July, 2012, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Vocal Responses to Emotion Induction. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. Fall Voice Conference at UCSF and the International Association of Phonosurgery, November, 2011, San Francisco, California.
  • When and How to do Voice Therapy. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. Calvin College Continuing Education Seminars, October, 2011, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Vocal Responses to Emotional Pictures. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. 9th Annual Pan European Voice Conference, September, 2011, Marseilles, France.
  • Psychological Perspectives in Voice Therapy. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen and Deb Gough. American Speech Language Hearing Convention Annual Conference, November 2010, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Voice Fold Dysfunction. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen and Elizabeth Platt. Chicago Chapter of the Voice Foundation, July, 2010, Evanston, Illinois.
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Voice Treatment. Presented by Miriam van Mersbergen. 11th Bi-Annual Phonosurgery Conference, July, 2010, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • POSTER Kolker, A. (2016). Practical Elicitation Methods for the Voice Range Profile. Fall Voice Conference, Phoenix, Arizona. 
  • POSTER Ford Baldner, E., Doll, E., & van Mersbergen (2014). A review of measures of vocal effort with a preliminary study on the establishment of a proposed vocal effort measure. Fall Voice Conference, San Antonia, Texas.
  • POSTER Ford Baldner, E. & van Mersbergen (2014). A review of measures of vocal effort with a preliminary study on the establishment of a proposed vocal effort measure. 2014 Graduate Research Day, Northern Illinois University. DeKalb, Illinois. 
  • POSTER Johns Fiedler, H. & & van Mersbergen (2014). The prevalence of voice disorders in 9-1-1 emergency telecommunicators. 2014 Graduate Research Day, Northern Illinois University. DeKalb, Illinois.
  • POSTER Lyons, P., Janowiak, D., Natanova, I., Jelaizkova, S. & van Mersbergen, M. (2012). Vocal Responses to Acoustic Startle. 2012 Undergraduate Research Day, Northern Illinois University. DeKalb, Illinois.
  • POSTER Vaishampanyan, I. Binder, M., & van Mersbergen, M. (2012). The Effects of Aerodynamic Measure Sue to Different Emotional Reponses. 2012 Undergraduate Research Day, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.
  • POSTER Johns-Feidler, H., van Mersbergen, M., & Hildner, C.(2012). Comfortable Oral Hygiene for Patients at Risk for Aspiration. 2012 Undergraduate Research Day, Northern Illinois University. DeKalb, Illinois.
  • POSTER Kurilla, E., van Mersbergen, M., & Hildner, C. (2011). Swallowing Effort’s Contribution to Quality-of-Life in Patients With Dysphagia – A Pilot Study. 2011 Illinois Speech Language Hearing Convention, Rosemont, Illinois.
  • POSTER Murphy, A., van Mersbergen, M., & Hildner, C. (2011). Age-related effects and Quality Quality-of-Life in Patients With Dysphagia 2011 Illinois Speech Language Hearing Convention, Rosemont, Illinois.
  • POSTER van Mersbergen, M., Patrick, C., & Glaze, L. (2006) Functional Dysphonia During Mental imagery: Exploring the Sources of Anxiety. Society for Psychophysiological Research, Lisbon, Portugal.