Forty for 40: Marie Jette, PhD, MS-SLP ’06, CCC-SLP
For Marie Jette, discovering more about local tissue characteristics that cause or contribute to laryngeal inflammation is what drives her research in assessing and treating voice disorders.
Her motivation began as an SLP student in the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center, where she developed an interest in medical speech pathology and instrumentation. After graduating from the IHP, she became a practicing clinician and researcher at the MGH Voice Center before going on to earn a PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Jette is currently investigating the function of chemical detecting taste buds in a person’s larynx and the role they play in laryngeal inflammation as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. This fall, she will become an assistant professor in the school’s Department of Otolaryngology, where she will divide her time among research, clinical work, and teaching.