Geralyn Schulz

Geralyn Schulz headshot
Professor, Graduate Program Director
Room 210
Hall of Government
2115 G Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

  • Adult Neuromotor Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Tele-Rehabilitation

Dr. Schulz received her PhD from the University of MD in 1994. She worked at the National Institutes of Health as a Research Speech Pathologist for 13 years, taught at the University of FL for 5 years and then returned to the DC area to chair the department of Speech & Hearing Sciences (2000-2007). She was Associate Dean for Research at GW (2007-2014) and Graduate Program Director for SPHR (2014-2017). Dr. Schulz teaches both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Her research in the past had concentrated on the neurophysiology of the speech, voice and language problems in Parkinson’s Disease and the effect of various surgical interventions for PD voice, speech, & language. She is now embarking on a somewhat different research endeavor and her lab is investigating the efficacy of providing SLP services remotely (TeleRehabilitation) vs traditionally (face-to-face). Her first goal is to compare the assessment of executive function in TBI via these two methods of service delivery with Professor Bamdad.

Current Research

Validating the Assessment of Executive Function in TBI via Telepractice.


Ph.D., Speech Language Pathology, University of Maryland, August, 1994

M.A., Linguistics, State University of New York at Buffalo, September, 1981

B.A., Communication and the Arts, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, May, 1979

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 1987-present

Speech-Language Pathology License, DC Board of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, 2010-present




Schulz, G.M., Hosey, L.A., Bradberry, T.J., Stager, S., Lee, L-C., Pawha, R., Lyons, K., Verhagen, L., Braun, A. (2012). Dissociated effects of left, right and bilateral stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus on motor, speech and language function in Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, 2 (1), 29-40 (DOI: 10.3233/JPD-2012-11049)

Bradberry, T.J., Metman, L.V., Contreras-Vidal, J.L., van den Munckhof, P., Hosey, L.A., Thompson, J.L.W., Schulz, G.M., Braun, A.R. (2012). Common and unique responses to dopamine agonist therapy and deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease: an H215O PET study, Brain Stimulation: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation, 5 (4), 605-615  (Pubmed PMID: 22019080) (DOI: 10.1016/j.brs.2011.09.002)

Schulz, G.M. (2011). Neuropathologic Bases for Communication and Swallowing Disorders in Parkinson Disease. In D. Theodoros & L. Ramig (Eds) Communication and Swallowing in Parkinson Disease. San Diego, Plural Publishing, Inc. pp.19-49.

Hancock, A.B., Schulz, G.M., Whelan, B-M. (2011). Language Production by Patients with Parkinson’s Disease Before and After Unilateral Pallidotomy. Journal of Medical Speech Language Pathology, 19 (4), 59-69

Friedman, I., Hancock, A.B., Bamdad, M.J. & Schulz, G. (2010). Using motor learning to treat speech: The modified motor learning guided approach. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 18(1), 13-34.

McArdle, J. J., Mari, Z., Pursley, R. H., Schulz, G. M., Braun, A. R. (2009) Electrophysiological evidence of functional integration between the language and motor systems of the brain: A study of the speech Bereitschaftspotential, Clinical Neurophysiology, 120, 275–284. (PMID:19109058) (DOI: 10.1016/j.clinph.2008.10.159)

Henriquez, V. M., Schulz, G. M., Bielamowicz, S., Ludlow, C. L. (2007) Laryngeal reflex responses are not modulated during human voice and respiratory tasks, J Physiology, 585, 779-789. (PMID:17962327) (DOI: 10.1113/jphysiol.2007.143438)

Ali, S.O., Thomasen, J.M., Schulz, G.M., Guillemin, A., Hosey, L., Varga, M., Ludlow, C.L., Braun, A.R. (2006) Alterations in CNS Activity Induced by Botulinum Toxin Treatment in Spasmodic Dysphonia: An H215O-PET Study, Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 49(5), 1127-1146. (PMID:17077220) (DOI: 10.1044/2014_LSHSS-14-0073)

Schulz, G.M., Varga, Jeffires, K., Ludlow, C.L., & Braun , A. (2005). Functional neuroanatomy of human vocalization studied with H2150 PET. Cerebral Cortex, 15(12), 1835-1847. (PMID: 15746003) (DOI: 1093/cercor/bhi061)

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Consultant
    • Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research
    • Journal of Communication Disorders
    • Journal of Fluency Disorders
    • American Journal of Speech Language Pathology
    • Brain
    • Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedia
    • Journal of Neurolinguistics
    • PLOS-1
  • Grant Reviewer
    • Appointment to Scientific Merit Review Board for the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development (VA-ORD); Rehabilitation Research and Development Service RR&D; Subcommittee: Sensory Systems/Communication Disorders, August 2016-August 2020
    • Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development (VA-ORD); Rehabilitation Research and Development Service (RR&D); RR&D Merit Review Award (Parent I01); August 2016
    • Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development (VA-ORD); Rehabilitation Research and Development Service (RR&D); RR&D Small Projects in Rehabilitation Research (SPiRE) (I21); April 2015
    • American Society for the Advancement of Science Policy Fellowships. Selection Committee for the 2015-2016 AAAS Energy, Environment & Agriculture (EEA) Fellowships
    • American Society for the Advancement of Science Policy Fellowships. Selection Committee for the 2014-2015 AAAS Health, Education, & Human Services (HEHS) Fellowships
    • The National Collaborative on Aging 2009-10 Faculty Awards Program. The George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Medical Research Council, Neurosciences and Mental Health Board (t-NMHB), United Kingdom, March, 2008
    • Reviewer for the Health Research Board of Ireland Research Fellowships In Primary Care, August, 2003-Present
    • Ad Hoc member of NINDS Review Panel for RFA: 1 R01 NS408 Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease, May 23, 2000
    • Ad Hoc member of NINDS Review Panel for RFA: NS-02-006: R21 Fast Track Grants for Parkinson's Research, September 11, 2001
    • American Speech-Language and Hearing Foundation, New Investigator Grants, September 2002

Classes Taught

SPHR 2106: Anatomy and Physiology for Speech and Hearing II

SPHR 2135: Language Structure, Function, Meaning, and Use

SPHR 6291: Aging: distinguishing normal changes of aging from pathological symptoms