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Martha Blaess, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, RDN, LD

Assistant Professor
Nutrition and Dietetics

Assistant Professor
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences


  • Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences, University of Oklahoma
  • Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology, University of Oklahoma
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences & Disorders, Baylor University

Research Interests

  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Complementary roles of RDs and SLPs
  • Feeding and swallowing disorders in children with autism spectrum disorder
  • Pediatric nutrition in children with developmental disabilities
  • Impact of family meal times on nutrition and communication

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • International Association for Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Saint Louis