The SPARR Lab was created in 2017 by Dr. Ali Barikroo, Ph.D-SLP. The primary mission of the SPARR Lab is to investigate the effects of novel treatment modalities on physiological and clinical aspects of swallowing.

Beside this interest on the effects of novel treatment effects on swallowing function, Dr. Barikroo is also passionate about researching the effects of aging on different aspects of swallowing function. SPARR Lab is funded through the Speech Pathology and Audiology program at Kent State University and is located in the Center for Performing Arts building, room A145. For more information, please visit the lab website: SPARR Lab Website