Dr. Lu is Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Department (ASLP) at the University of North Texas (UNT). She received her MS in SLP from the University of South Carolina and a Ph.D. from the University of Memphis. Following her post-doctoral fellowship in the Neurology Department at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, she taught in Otolaryngology Department at the University of Miami School of Medicine for several years before joining UNT in 1997. At UNT, Dr. Lu teaches graduate courses in medical speech pathology and co-redirects two subspecialty clinics, Voice Diagnostic and Motor Speech Disorders, at the UNT Speech and Hearing Center. She also serves as the Director of Graduate Studies for SLP in the ASLP Department.
Dr. Lu has built a state-of-art speech and voice lab that integrates a wide range of technological components for clinical and research purposes. Dr. Lu's research interests include neuromotor speech, voice and swallowing disorders associated with degenerative diseases (e.g., Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis), aging, medications (e.g., antidepressants), surgeries (e.g., deep brain stimulation), and maladaptive behaviors (e.g., vocal abuse and misuse). She has collaborated with researchers in the medical fields and at UNT to identify diagnostic benchmarks for screening voice and motor speech disorders.