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Department of Communication Disorders

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 331

Health Sciences Room 247D

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-5795


Research & Scholarship




 Peer-Reviewed Publications


Singh, R. L., Bush, E. J., Hidecker. M. J. C., Carrico, C. (in press). Considering healthcare needs in a rural Parkinson disease community. Progress in community health partnerships: Research, education, and action.


Pelatti, C. Y., Bush, E. J., Farquharson, K., Schneider-Cline, W., Harvey, J., & Carter, M. W. (2019). Speech-language pathologists’ comfort providing intervention to children with traumatic brain injury: Results from a national survey. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. Advanced online publication. Retrieved from:


Bush, E. J., Singh, R. S., Kooienga, S. (2019). Lived experiences of a community: Merging phenomenology and community-based participatory research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 18, 1–12. doi: 10.1177/1609406919875891


Schneider-Cline, W., Bush, E. J., McKelvey, M. (2019). Using the OSU TBI-ID method for screening rural, older adults: A mixed methods feasibility study. Brain Injury 33(7), 899-915. Retrieved from:


Beck, D. L., Larsen, D. R., Bush, E. J. (2018). Speech in noise: Hearing loss, neurocognitive disorders, aging, traumatic brain injury and more. Journal of Otolaryngol-ENT Research, 10(4), 195‒201. doi: 10.15406/joentr.2018.10.00344


Bush, E. J., Singh, R. L., Hidecker, M. C., & Carrico, C. P. (2018). Parkinson’s Disease Support Groups in Rural America: Barriers, Resources, and Opportunities. The Qualitative Report23(6), 1381-1400. Retrieved from


Singh, R. S., Scott, H., Krueger, K., Bush, E. J. (2018). Healthcare engagement and encounters in a rural state: A focus group study. INNOVATIONS in Pharmacy, 9(1),


Bush, E.J., Hux, K., Guetterman, T., & McKelvey, M.L. (2016). The diverse vocational experiences of five individuals returning to work after severe brain injury: A qualitative inquiry. Brain Injury, 30(4), 422-436.


Tillman, D. R., Bush, E. J., Hof, D. D. (2016). Traumatic brain injury and counselor preparation: A survey of practicing counselors and graduate students. In Ideas and research you can use: VISTAS 2016. Retrieved from


Hux, K., Bush, E. J., Evans, K., & Simanek, G. (2013). Misconceptions about traumatic brain injury among students preparing to be special education professionals. Support for Learning, 28(3), 109-114.


Bush, E. J., Hux, K., Zickefoose, S., Simanek, G., Holmberg, M., & Henderson, A. (2011). Learning and study strategies of students with traumatic brain injury: A mixed method study. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 24(3), 231-250.


Hux, K., Bush, E. J., Zickefoose, S., Holmberg, M., Henderson, A., & Simanek, G. (2010). Exploring the study skills and accommodations used by college student survivors of traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 24(1), 13-26.




On-going Scholarly Projects

Rural Healthcare for Individuals with Communication Disorders

  • Parkinson's Telehealth Feasibility
  • Brain Injury Screening for Older Adults


Brain Injury

  • Veterans’ Perspectives of Cognitive Rehabilitation: A Qualitative Inquiry
  • Language and Literacy Projects
    • Self-Efficacy of Service Provision to Children with Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Exploratory Investigation of IEPs for Students with Traumatic Brain Injury
    • A Qualitative Inquiry Regarding Speech-language Pathologists’ Service Provision to Students with TBI


Collaborative Qualitative Consortium Projects

  • Depression Diagnosis and Treatment on Higher Education Campuses: Perspectives from Student Health Service Directors
  • An Institutional Ethnographic Analysis of Online Open Support Groups for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Qualitative Methodology: Merging Approaches


Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

  • Students’ Responses to Grand Rounds Interprofessional Education




Grants and Funding

  • August, 2018- July, 2019, (Co-investigator) “Decreasing health disparities for persons with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in rural communities: Assessing feasibility of coordinated telehealth, clinical translational research Institute (CTR-IN): Multi-site health disparities project, PI: Mary Jo Cooley Hidecker, University of Wyoming and Merrill Landers, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, $150,000 (Funded).


  • Submitted December 19, 2016, (Co-principal Investigator) “Improving coordinated care of allied health treatment options to persons with Parkinson’s disease in rural and frontier communities”, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), $1,445,000.00 (Not Funded).


  • July, 2016 – May, 2017, (Co-investigator) “Patient-Centered Outcomes for the Parkinson's Disease Community in Wyoming”, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Pipeline to Proposal Tier III, PI: Sandra Sundin, Cheyenne Wyoming Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, $50,000 (Funded).


  • May 11, 2015- April 30, 2016, (Principal Investigator), "Screening and Identification of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Seeking Services through the Area Agency on Aging,", Nebraska Department of Education, $34,639.00 (Funded).


  • February 12, 2012 - February 12, 2013, (Principal Investigator), "Screening and Identification of Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Seeking Services through the Area Agency on Aging,”. Nebraska Department of Education, $10,275.00 (Funded).
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Department of Communication Disorders

1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 331

Health Sciences Room 247D

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-5795


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