Department of Otolaryngology
Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences
Investigator, Center for Matrix Biology
Director, Laryngeal Biology Laboratory
Dr. Bernard Rousseau is an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, and Assistant Professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences at the Vanderbilt University Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Research Investigator at the Vanderbilt University Center for Matrix Biology, and Director of the Laryngeal Biology Laboratory. Dr. Rousseau completed undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Central Florida and earned a Ph.D. in Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004. He is a recipient of the certificate of clinical competence in speech language pathology from the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association. His scholarly interests include the study of voice and voice disorders. Dr. Rousseau’s research program focuses on tissue biology, aging, phonation and laryngeal models, health care costs, and outcome studies related to the assessment and management of phonotraumatic benign vocal fold disease.
Dr. Rousseau serves as associate editor of Perspectives for the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Special Interest Group 3, Voice and Voice Disorders. He has also previously served as co-chair of the Research Committee of Special Interest Group 3, and on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Committee on Research Integrity and Publication Practices. Dr. Rousseau serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology, Tissue Engineering, and Cells Tissues Organs. His scholarly work has been published in the Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Laryngoscope, Acta Oto-Laryngologica, Journal of Investigational Biochemistry, and other leading journals in the fields of otolaryngology, hearing and speech sciences, and medical speech-language pathology.
Dr. Rousseau was awarded the American Laryngological Association’s (ALA) Young Faculty/Practitioner Award at the 2008 annual scientific meeting of the ALA. He is also a past recipient of the David W. Brewer Research Award from the Voice Foundation and the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F31) from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Rousseau currently serves as principal investigator of an NIH-NIDCD funded Investigator-Initiated Research Grant (R01), and has previously served as principal investigator of an NIH-NIDCD funded Small Grant (R03), co-investigator of an NIH-NIDCD funded Translational Research Grant (R01), and principal investigator of an NIH-NIDCD funded Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21).
Dr. Rousseau is a lab-based mentor for the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Emphasis Program. His laboratory is active in the training of pre- and post-doctoral research fellows, residents, medical students, graduate students in the speech and hearing sciences and allied health professions, and undergraduate students with a strong interest in academic, research, and teaching careers. For more information about Dr. Rousseau's clinical and scholarly interests, research grants, and a representative list of peer-reviewed journal publications, please click on the link to his Curriculum Vitae, beneath his picture.