research interests

  • Effects of omega-3 supplementation on the singing voice
  • Vascular changes of the vocal folds in varying conditions
  • Effects of cyclical female sex hormones on the singing voice
  • Barriers to maintaining vocal health for vocal athletes
  • Longitudinal effects of voice lessons on Voice Range Profile (VRP)


research highlights

Summer, 2022
Baylor Magazine
Interview with Derek Smith
Impact of Omega-3 on the voice

baylor connections podcast

Podcast interview with Derek Smith and Lauren Weber (Prof. of Theatre) discussing collaborative research and vocal health for elite vocal athletes

kwbu waco public radio

December 17, 2021
Radio interview with Dustin Drew on interdisciplinary research on the effects of Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on the voice


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