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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

Email: ebush1@uwyo.edu

Research Team

 

 


 

Josie Cox
Hi, my name is Josie Cox and I am currently a senior in the Speech, Language, and Hearing Science program. I joined Dr. Bush's research team in the fall of 2017 and I am currently the lab coordinator. I am excited for all the opportunities and experience to be gained from it. I am working on a project on determining what constitutes usual care in Parkinson's Patients.

 

 


 

Kirsten Kropkowski
My name is Kirsten Kropkowski and I am a senior in the Division of Communication Disorders. I have been in Dr. Bush's lab for 3 semesters. I am involved in the Parkinson's Usual Care Project and the Telehealth and Older Adults Project. 

 

 


 

Mattie Bartels
My name is Mattie Bartels and I am a senior in the communication disorders program. I am from Colorado Springs, Colorado but love living in Laramie. I am currently working on continuing research with ECHO and how it works for graduate students related to interprofessional practice and their education. I have also worked on the Telehealth literature review.

 

 


 

Avery Jane
My name is Avery Jane Walcher, I am a ssenior studying Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. I joined the research team in the fall of 2018. I am originally from Littleton, Colorado. I am excited to dive deeper into any research opportunities that present themselves.

 

 


 

Haley Dollerschell
Hi! My name is Haley Dollerschell and I’m a senior at the University of Wyoming majoring in Communication Disorders and minoring in Disability Studies. I’m from Stoneham, Colorado and love spending my free time with my family and friends, reading, baking, and playing sports. Someday I hope to be a speech-language pathologist in elementary schools.

 

 


 

Lindsey McMillan
Hello my name is Lindsey McMillan and I'm from Albuquerque, New Mexico. I'm a senior studying Speech and Hearing Science. I joined the research team this fall and I'm currently working on the Dr. Hidecker's and Dr. Bush's websites.

 

 


 

Jarrin Shelley
Hello my name is Jarrin Shelley and I am from Mesa, Arizona. I am a senior in the speech and hearing sciences and I want to become an audiologist. This is my first year in the lab. I am excited to learn more about research.

 

 


 

Marley Newton
Hello! My name is Marley Newton and I am a junior in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences here at the University of Wyoming. I am from Mountain View, Wyoming. This is my first experience in research and I look forward to all the knowledge I will gain and the opportunities that will be presented being a part of this research team!

 

 


 

Annika Fox
My name is Annika Fox and I am from Lakeville, Minnesota. I am a junior studying Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences with a minor in Psychology. I joined the research team in the fall of 2019, and I am excited to learn more about research and the opportunities that come with it.

 

 


 

Brenna Simmons
Hi! My name is Brenna Simmons. I am from Brush, Colorado. I am a junior studying speech, language, and hearing sciences at the University of Wyoming. I absolutely love it! I just joined the research team in the fall of 2019. I am excited to gain experience and knowledge through the research! 

 

 


 

Gabi
Hello, my name is Gabi Estavillo, a junior at the University of Wyoming studying Speech Language and Hearing science. I have wanted to become a speech therapist since I was a sophomore in high school! Born and raised just over the hill in Cheyenne, Wyoming. I am a transfer student from Laramie County Community College and am super stoked about this research opportunity. In my career as a future SLP, I would love to work in geriatrics or with individuals with Parkinson's or ALS. 

 

 


 

Jade
Hi! My name is Jade Gordon, and I am from Hyrum, Utah. I am currently a junior majoring in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and minoring in Disability Studies here at the University of Wyoming. I am excited to be a part of research opportunities at UW, and am looking forward to the personal growth and skills that I will gain as a member of a research team. 

 

 


 

Hannah
My name is Hannah Miller and I am a senior in the Communication Disorders program. I am from Cody, Wyoming and have felt right at home while attending the University of Wyoming. This is my first semester on Dr. Hidecker and Dr. Bush’s research team. I am looking forward to learning more this semester.

 

 


 

Student Presentations


  • Bartels, M., Bush, E. J., Wallace, S. Interprofessional Education Grand Rounds: Participants' Satisfaction and Self-Confidence. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). ASHA Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. (November 2019).
  • Cox, J., Kropkowski, K., Walcher, A. J., Hidecker, M. J. C., Bush, E. J., Piccorelli, A., Singh, R., Nybonn, J., Kunitz, C., & Ostlund, A. Patients' Perspectives on Telepractice Delivery of Allied Healthcare for Parkinson Disease. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). ASHA Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. (November 2019).
  • Dollerschell, H., Shelley, J., Dietz, W., Kunitz, C., Ostlund, A., Bush, E. J., Hidecker, M. J. C., Piccorelli, A., Singh, R. Providers' Experiences with Delivering Telepractice for People with Parkinson Disease. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). ASHA Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. (November 2019).
  • Hansen, S., Walcher, A. J., Heald, E., Haun, M., Bartels, M., Trujillo, H., Snyder, H., Hidecker, M. J. C., & Bush, E. J. The Use of Telehealth with Older Adults: A Scoping Review. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). ASHA Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. (November 2019).
  • Kropkowski, K., Cox, J., Dietz, W., Hidecker, M. J. C., Bush, E. J., Singh, R., & Piccorelli, A. Allied Health Care Use by People with Parkinson Disease. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). ASHA Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. (November 2019).
  • Trujillo, H. & Bush, E. J. Graduate Student Perspectives on Service Delivery Through Telepractice. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). ASHA Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. (November 2019).
  • Trujillo, H., Kunitz, C., Bush, E. J., Farquharson Schneider-Cline Pelatti, C. Y., Harvey, J. Speech Language Pathologists' Experiences with Serving Students with Traumatic Brain Injury. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. (November 2019).
  • Cox, J., Kropkowski, K., Walcher, A. J., Hidecker, M. J. C., Bush, E., Piccorelli, A., Singh, R., Nybonn, J., Kunitz, C., & Ostlund, A. Patients' perspectives on telepractice delivery of allied health care for Parkinson disease. Poster presentation to the Wyoming Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Casper, WY (October 2019).
  • Dollerschell, H., Shelley, J., Dietz, W., Kunitz, C., Ostlund, A., Bush, E., Hidecker, M. J. C., Annalisa Piccorelli, A. Reshmi Singh, R. Providers' experiences with delivering telepractice for people with Parkinson disease. Poster presentation to the Wyoming Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Casper, WY (October 2019). 
  • Hutchinson, A., & Bush, E. J. Developing an Online Support Group for Survivors of Brain Injuries and Strokes: Increasing Rural Access. Wyoming Speech-Language-Hearing Association (WSHA) Annual Convention, Casper, WY. (October 2019).
  • Kropkowski, K., Cox, J., Dietz, W., Hidecker, M. J. C., Bush, E., Singh, R., & Piccorelli, A. Patients' perspectives on telepractice delivery of allied health care for Parkinson disease. Poster presentation to the Wyoming Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Casper, WY (October 2019). 
  • Kropkowski, K., Hidecker, M. J. C., Bush, E., & Piccorelli, A. (2019, October). Comparing health-related quality of communication life and communication effectiveness. Poster presentation to the Wyoming Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Casper, WY (October 2019). 
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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

Email: ebush1@uwyo.edu

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