Meet Our Team

Dr. Russell Banks was awarded his PhD from Michigan State University in the Fall of 2019. He is currently studying the effect of brain injury on motor control and the potential use of neuromodulation (TMS and tDCS) to rehabilitate speech and language. Dr. Banks was awarded the ASHFoundation New Century Scholars Research Fellowship in 2019 to support his research in the area of sports related concussion. Additionally, he was awarded the Strosacker Fellowship in January 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Adrián Castillo is a Ph.D. student of the Department of Communicative Sciences & Disorders at Michigan State University. He received his M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology and Hearing and M.Sc. in Clinical Exercise Physiology from Universidad Mayor, Santiago, Chile. His clinical experience has been with people with voice disorders, professional voice users, and people with Parkinson's disease and his research interest is voice and upper airway disorders. He is currently a research assistant in the Voice Biomechanics and Acoustics Laboratory.
Dr. Lady Catherine Cantor Cutiva is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Audiologist with a Master degree in Health and Safety at work from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. She got a second Master in Health Sciences with Specialization Public Health, at the Netherlands Institute of Health Sciences (Nihes). At the same institution (NIHES), she got her PhD in Health Sciences. In 2014, she worked for one year as research fellow at the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, at the Department of Energy (DENERG). From 2016 to 2018, she worked in V-BALAB through a NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship. 

Paige K. Dotson is a second year, graduate student studying Health and Risk Communication at Michigan State University. She received her undergraduate degree in Communication and English from Western Michigan University. Her areas of academic interest include how research can make fundamental differences in reaching health equity. She has experience researching cultural competency and behavioral health science.

Pamela R. Hallam is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Educational Leadership and Foundations Department at Brigham Young University. She has taught Instructional Leadership, Collaborative Leadership for Change, and Human Resource Management. She began her career as a high school teacher, before becoming a middle school principal, and then moving into the district office as the director of curriculum and technology. Her areas of academic interest include the role of trust in educational leadership and schools, professional learning communities, and collective efficacy, using qualitative methods.

Dr. Eric J. Hunter is the Director of the Voice Biomechanics and Acoustics Laboratory, in the Department of Communicative Sciences & Disorders at Michigan State University. Dr. Hunter currently serves as an Associate Dean in the College of Communication Arts & Sciences. He is also the Director for the Trifecta Initiative for Multidisciplinary Health Research, a collaboration between the Colleges of Colleges of Communication Arts & Sciences, Engineering, & Nursing.