Deanna BrittonPh.D., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Laryngology, School of Medicine


  • Otolaryngology (ENT)

Special focus on

  • Myotonic Disorders
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Respiratory Disease
  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Swallowing Disorders

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Deanna Britton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences at Portland State University (PSU) and at the Northwest Center for Voice & Swallowing in the Department of Otolaryngology (NWCVS) – Head & Neck Surgery at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon.  She is Board Certified in Neurogenic Communication Disorders in Adults by the Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS).  She has published and presented on topics related to dysphagia, dysarthria, augmentative and alternative communication, respiratory support for speech and swallowing, motor neuron disease, and spinal cord injury.  Dr. Britton’s research interests include respiratory support for swallowing and cough effectiveness.


  • B.S., 1987, Music / Recording Engineering, University of Colorado
  • M.S., 1996, Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington
  • Ph.D., 2012, Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Washington
  • Certifications:

    • ASHA (American Speech Language Hearing Association)
    • ANCDS (Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences)

Memberships and associations

  • Board Certification in Neurologic Communication Disorders, Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANDCS)
  • 2016 – present Oregon Speech and Hearing Association (OSHA)
  • 2008 – present Dysphagia Research Society
  • 1996 – 2015 Washington Speech and Hearing Association (WSHA)
  • 1996 – present Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS)
  • 1996 - present American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)