Thomas Campbell

Ludwig A. Michael, MD, Executive Director of the Callier Center for Communication Disorders
Professor - School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Sara T. Martineau Professor at the Callier Center
Tags: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Communicative Disorders
Univeristy of Wisconsin - 1982
M.A. - Speech-Language Pathology
University of Nebraska-Lincoln - 1975
B.A. - Speech-Language Pathology
University of Nebraska-Lincoln - 1974

Research Areas

Research Interests
Acquired and neurological communication disorders in children Predictive models of speech and language disorders in children Speech-motor disorders in children

Publications

Paradise, J. L., Dollaghan, C. A., Campbell, T. F., Feldman, H. M., Bernard, B. S., Colborn, D. K., Rockette, H. E., Janosky, J. E., Pitcairn, D. N., Kurs Lasky, M., Sabo, D., & Smith, C. G. (2003). Otitis media and tympanostomy tube insertion during the first 3 years of life: Developmental outcomes at age 4 years. Pediatrics, 112:2, 265-277. 2003 - Publication
Feldman, H. M., Dollaghan, C. A., Campbell, T. F., Colborn, D. K., Janosky, J., Kurs-Lasky, M.,Rockette, H.E., Dale, P. S. & Paradise, J. L. (2003). Parent-reported language skills in relation to otitis media during the first three years of life. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 46, 273-287. 2003 - Publication
Campbell, T. F., Dollaghan, C. A., Rockette, H. E., Paradise, J. L., Feldman, H. M., Shriberg, L. D., Sabo, D., Kurs-Lasky, M. (2003). Risk factors for speech delay in three-year old children. Child Development, 74, 346-357. 2003 - Publication
Campbell, T. F., Dollaghan, C. A., & Yaruss, J. S. (2003). Disorders of language, phonology, fluency and voice in children: Indicators for referral. In C. D. Bluestone, S. E. Stool, C. M. Alper, E. M. Arjmand, M. L. Casselbrant, J. E. Dohar, & R. F. Yellon (Eds.), Pediatric Otolaryngology (4th Edition), pp. 1773-1787. Philadelphia: Saunders. 2003 - Publication
Shriberg, L.D., Green, J .R., Campbell, T.F., McSweeny, J .L. & Scheer, A. (2003). A diagnostic marker for childhood apraxia of speech: The coefficient of variation ratio. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 1 7, 575-595. 2003 - Publication
Paradise, J. L., Feldman, H. M., Campbell, T. F., Dollaghan, C. A., Colborn, D. K., Bernard, B. S., Rockette, H. E., Janosky, J.E., Pitcairn, D. L., Sabo, D. L., Kurs-Lasky, M., & Smith, C. G. (2003). Early vs. delayed insertion of tympanostomy tubes for persistent otitis media: developmental outcomes at age 3 years in relation to pre-randomization illness patterns and hearing levels. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 22, 309-314. 2003 - Publication
Shriberg, L.D., Campbell, T.F., Karlsson, H.B., Brown, R.L. McSweeny, J.L. & Nadler, C. J. (2003). A diagnostic marker for childhood apraxia of speech: The lexical stress ratio. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 17, 549-574. 2003 - Publication
Shriberg, L.D. & Campbell, T.F. (Eds.), (2003). Proceedings of the 2002 Childhood Apraxia of Speech Research Symposium. Carlsbad, CA: The Hendrix Foundation. 2003 - Publication
Goldstein, N.A., Fatima, M., Campbell, T.F., & Rosenfeld, R.M. (2002). Quality of life and child behavior before and after tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy. Archives of Otolaryngology; Head and Neck Surgery, 128, 770-775. 2002 - Publication
Orenstein, D., Holt, L.S., Rebovich, P., Campbell, T., & Nixon, P. (2002). Measuring ease of breathing in young patients with cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology, 34, 473-477. 2002 - Publication

Appointments

Professor and Executive Director
The University of Texas at Dallas [2006–Present]
Professor
University of Pittsburgh [2005–2006]
Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh [1997–2005]
Director
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh [1997–Present]
Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh [1994–1997]
Director
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh [1992–Present]
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh [1987–1994]
Director
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh [1987–1992]
Adjunct Professor
University of Alberta [1984–1987]
Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
Research Coordinator
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) [1982–1987]

Projects

Otitis media, auditory processing, and language: Research controversies.
2002–2002 Roberts, J .E., Htmter, L., Dollaghan, C.A. & Campbell, T.F. (2002, November). Paper, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.
Speech movement characteristics in children with speech delay.
2006–2006 Venkatesh, L., Moore, C.A., Campbell, T.F., Shriberg, L.D., & Green, J.R. (2006, June). Poster, 5th International Conference on Speech Motor Control, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Early vs. late tube placement for persistent middle-ear effusion (MEE) in the first 3years of life: Effects on language, speech sound production and cognition at age 3 years.
2000–2000 Paradise, J. L., Feldman, H. M., Campbell, T. F., Dollaghan, C. A., Colborn, D. K., Bemard, B.S., Rockette, H. E., Janosky, J. E., Kurs-Lasky, M., Pitcairn, D. L., Sabo, D. L., & Smith, C. G. (2000, May). Pediatric Academic Societies and American Academy of Pediatrics Joint Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
Speech abilities of young children following severe traumatic brain injury.
2001–2001 Nash, T., Campbell, T.F., Rusiewicz, H., Balason, D., Dollaghan, C. & Adelson, D. (2001, November). Poster, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.
A normative growth curve for assessing change in pediatric speech and language skills.
2005–2005 Campbell, T.F., Dollaghan, C.D., Janosky, J Adelson, P.D. (2005, June). Poster, Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.

Additional Information

Department, School and University Service (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Member, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2004-present
  • Member, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Space Utilization Committee, 2001-2004.
  • Member, Department of Communication Science and Disorders Committee to develop a proposal for a clinical doctorate in medical speech-language pathology, 2000-2004.
  • Member, Department of Communication Science and Disorders Financial Aid Committee, 2004.
  • Member, Department of Pediatrics Faculty Search Committee for the Director of the Child Development Unit, Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2002-2003.
  • Chair, Department of Communication Science and Disorders Clinical Coordination and Curriculum Committee. 1998-2000.
  • Coordinator, Department of Communication Science and Disorders Clinical Forum Series, 1998.
Personal Statement

I completed my BA and MA in communication disorders at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and my PhD in communicative disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I spent several years as a speech-language pathologist and researcher at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where I conducted studies of the speech and language skills of children recovering from traumatic brain injury. From 1987 to 2006 I was a faculty member in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Director of Audiology and Communication Disorders at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. At the University of Pittsburgh and Children’s Hospital I participated in a number of NIH funded projects including longitudinal studies of developmental outcomes in children recovering from severe traumatic brain injury and in children with and without histories of middle ear effusion. I also conducted studies on the physiological development of speech in typical and atypical speakers. In August 2006, I joined the faculty at UTD as a professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and Executive Director of the Callier Center for Communication Disorders. My research will continue to focus on the identification of physiological, environmental and genetic variables for the early identification of speech and language disorders in children.

Professional Activities and Honors
  • 2008 Honors of the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences
  • Reviewer ad hoc, NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Special Emphasis Panel, March 1997; R03 Panel, November 1997; R03 Panel, March 2002; CDRC Panel, October 2007; R03 Panel, March 2008; CDRC Panel, June 2008; CDRC Panel, October 2008; CDRC Panel, February 2009
  • Chair, Professional Affairs Committee and Practice Guidelines Coordinating Committee, Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS), 2005-2008
  • Member, Practice Guideline Cornrnittee on Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS), 2004
  • Member, U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Research Advisory Board on Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines, 2002-2003
  • Member ad hoc, NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, Concept Clearing Group (CCG); produced a concept paper titled "Research needs in the identification, classification, and treatment of childhood speech disorders," May, 2002
  • Member, National Insurance Advocacy Group for Communication Disorders, 2002-2004
  • Reviewer ad hoc, NIH National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Special Emphasis Panel, March 1997, November 1997, March 2002
  • Member, University of Pittsburgh Internal Review Board (IRB; previously the Children's Hospital Human Rights Committee), 2002-2005
  • Co-Chair, Childhood Apraxia of Speech Research Symposium, Scottsdale AZ, 2002
  • Member, National Advisory Board, Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999-present
  • Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1998
  • Member, Joint Committee of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Academy of Otolaryngology, 1998
  • Member, Program Committee, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1997, 1998, 2006, 2007
  • Chair, Joint Committee of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Division 40 (Neuropsychology) of the American Psychological Association,1990-1994
  • Member, Clinical Certification Board, Academy of Neurologic Commtmication Disorders and Sciences, 1994-2001
  • Member, Committee on certification requirements for the neurologic specialty area, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Special Interest Division 2, 1991
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 1998, 1999, 2001
  • Reviewer: Brain and Language; Brain; Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research; Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders; American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology; Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools; Journal ofMemo1y and Language; Neuro-toxicology; Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Chair, Research Committee, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital (Edmonton, Alberta), 1986-1987
  • Board member, Association for the Hearing Handicapped, Edmonton, Alberta, 1983-1985
  • Member, Organizing Committee, Sympositun on Research in Child Language Disorders, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980, 1981, 1982
  • Editor, Speech and Hearing Journal of Alberta, 1977-1978
  • Associate Editor, Speech and Hearing Journal of Alberta, 1976-1977
  • Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1977-present
  • Member, Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences, 1990-present
  • Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Special Interest Division 1, Language and Learning Education, 1994-present
  • Member, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Special Interest Division 2, Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, 1994-present

News Articles

Alma Mater to Honor Callier Directors Contributions
The University of Nebraska will honor Dr. Thomas Campbell, executive director of the UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders, for a long record of research and academic achievement at the university's annual Alumni Masters Week. Beginning this weekend, Campbell and seven other honorees will spend three days interacting with students and faculty in Lincoln. The honorees will discuss their educational and professional experiences and describe how their years at Nebraska helped shape their careers. Campbell is the Sara T. Martineau Endowed Professor in Communication Disorders in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS) at UT Dallas. His current research focuses on identifying physiological, environmental and genetic variables to detect speech and language disorders in children with communication disorders.
Peers Celebrate Callier Directors Accomplishments
The Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders & Sciences (ANCDS) honored Dr. Thomas Campbell, executive director of the UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders, at its 2008 annual meeting recently. Campbell was recognized for his long history of accomplishments and extensive research in the field of neurologic communication disorders in children. ANCDS Honors Committee members called Campbell a “humble teacher and a terrific role model.” Held in Chicago, the meeting brought together professional, clinical, educational and scientific academy members who focus on neurologic communication disorder research and quality-of-life issues for affected adults and children.In conferring the Academy’s highest honor, Campbell’s colleagues cited his blend of clinical and professional service, his scholarship, administrative skills and his professional camaraderie.
Martineau Professorship Goes to Callier Director
Dr. Thomas Campbell, executive director of the UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders, has been named first holder of the Sara T. Martineau Professorship in Communication Disorders. David Martineau established the endowed professorship in honor of his wife, Sara, a longtime supporter of UT Dallas and a past president of the Callier Center foundation board. “Sara Martineau and her husband, David, have been wonderful supporters of the Callier Center over the years,” said Campbell, who also is a professor in the UT Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. “I am honored to be the first recipient of the Martineau Professorship.” An expert in the field of neurologic communication disorders, Campbell has focused his research on understanding the environmental, physiological and behavioral markers that underline speech and language disorders in children.
Callier Leader Receives Speech-Language-Hearing Group's Top Honor
Dr. Thomas Campbell, executive director of the Callier Center for Communication Disorders and a professor in UT Dallas’ School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences (BBS), received the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) highest honor during the group’s national convention this fall. 

Campbell was awarded the Honors of the Association, which recognizes ASHA members for their distinguished contributions to the discipline of communication sciences and disorders. Members nominate individuals whose contributions have enhanced or altered the course of the profession. 
New Executive Director Named For UTD Callier Center
RICHARDSON, Texas (Sept. 12, 2006) — Saying “the time is ripe to create new initiatives that deal with highly needed research, education and service,” Dr. Ross J. Roeser will step down as executive director of the acclaimed Callier Center for Communication Disorders at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) effective Oct. 1.  Roeser will be replaced by Dr. Thomas Campbell, currently director of the Department of Audiology and Communication Disorders at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and a professor in the Department of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh.  

Roeser has been at the center, which is renowned for its clinical, educational and research programs in communication disorders and is part of the university’s School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, for more than 35 years.  He has served as its executive director since 1988. 

Affiliations

Ph.D. dissertation committees
Nixon, S. 2006 Are two sources of inconsistency greater than one? Orthographic, phonologic, and semantic influences on auditory and visual lexical decision. Eldridge, K. 2006 Phonological complexity and speech dysfluency in young children. Lustig, A. 2004 Ejjbcts of ambient odor on free recall for variably-arousing pictures. Connaghan, K. 2004 Jaw stmness during speech in children with suspected hypo- or hypertonia. (University of Washington) Park, G. 2002 Effects of increased inter-word intervals following prepositions on auditory sentence comprehension in adults with agrammatic comprehension and normal language. Berry, M. 2001 Predictors of success of Intrathecal Baclofen therapy for ease of care and comfort. Zajac, D.J. 1989 Efacts of respiratory ejort and induced oronasal coupling of laryngeal aerodynamic and oscillatory behaviors. Skwarecki, R. 1988 An analysis of within pulse perturbation in electroglottographic signals.. Wang, H.S. 1985 On the productivity of vowel shm alternations in English: An experimental study. (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada)
Master's thesis committees
Biber, M. 1992 The effects ofthe lexical status of stressed syllables on nonword repetition Performance. Honig, A. 1991 Word retrieval dwiculties in the spontaneous speech of children and adolescents following severe acquired brain injury. Harris, R. 1986 A signal-processing component to Brocals aphasiafunctor deficits. (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.)

Funding

University of Pittsburgh Center for Leadership in Disabilities (UCLID) Training Project.
$900,000 - National Institutes of Health [1995–1998]
Child development in relation to early otitis media.
$7,712,688 - National Institutes of Health [1991–1996]
Bone lead level as a predictor of long-term speech and language deficits
$65, 413 - National Institutes of Health [1991–1994]
The relationship between bone lead levels and long-term speech and language deficits.
$10,995 - University of Pittsburgh Central Research Development Fund. [1991–2018]
The relationship between early otitis media and speech, language and hearing status in five-year- old twins.
$12,493 - University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Research Advisory Committee [1988–1989]