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Starrlett M. Cookman, M.A., CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Academic Office Location:
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-6228
Phone: 860-679-7629
Fax: 860-679-6564

B.A.University of ArizonaSpeech and Hearing; Music (Vocal); Geography
M.A.University of IowaSpeech-Language Pathology

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Media Outreach Champions AwardAmerican Speech Hearing Association
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Pan-American Vocology Association, Standards Selection SubcommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationChairExternalInternational20172019
Pan-American Vocology Association member of the Credentialing CommitteeProfessional/Scientific OrganizationCommittee memberExternalInternational20152020
Pan American Vocology AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationFounding Member; Credentialing Committee MemberExternalInternational20142018
American Speech, Language and Hearing AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMember of the Coordinating Committe for Voice and Voice DisordersExternalNational20132016
National Association for Teachers of SingingProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2013
American Speech, Language and Hearing AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1996
Sertoma ClubProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational
Lee Silverman Voice TherapyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational

Journal Articles

  • Interrelation of mandibular laryngeal functions.
    Cookman, S; Verdolini, K Journal of voice : official journal of the Voice Foundation 1999 Mar;13(1):11-24
  • Top 10 Tips for Saving Your Voice
    Cookman, Starr Teaching Music, National Association for Music Education 19(4):


  • DeVore, Kate & Cookman, Starr The Voice Book: Caring for, Protecting and Improving Your Voice

Book Chapters

  • Management of Vocal Fold Nodules in a Female Pre-Pubescent Singer
    Stemple, Joseph C., and Hapner, Edie R. Voice Therapy: Clinical Case Studies, Fifth Edition 2019 Mar;
  • Fix it in the Mix
    Rosenberg & Leborgne The Vocal Athlete: Application and Technique for the Hybrid Singer, Editions 1 and 2 2014 Jun;103-105
  • Management of Vocal Fold Nodules in a Female Prepubescent Singer
    Cookman, Starr & Doyle, Patricia Voice Therapy Clinical Case Studies, edition 4 2014 May;


  • Perspectives on Insurance Reimbursement from Aetna for Voice Thearpy (CPT 92507)
    Cookman, Starr Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, American Speech, Language and Hearing Association 2014 Nov;108-110
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
"Becoming a PAVA recognized Vocologist"OtherPan American Vocology Association2018National Webcast
"Voice Evaluation and Treatment"LectureUConn ENT2017UConn Health
“Voice for Life: Vocal Health and Injury Prevention for Teachers”OtherGlastonbury School District2017Glastonbury, CT
January 2017 Invited Faculty Stanford Voice Course: Thinking Outside the Box. Presentations: Evaluation and Treatment of Muscle Tension Dysphonia and Clinical Considerations for Singers. Provided hands-on workshops in laryngeal manipulation/massage. Participated in several case presentations. Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.LectureStanford Voice Conference2017Palo Alto, CA
Podcast: Limited Health Care Coverage for Treatment of Voice Disorders ,TalkASHA2015Rockville, MD
Specialty Certification Session Breakout: Singing Voice SpecialistsLecturePAVA2015Greensboro, NC
Larynx Gone Wild: Irritable Larynx Syndrome, Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion, and Chronic CoughLectureCSHA Spring Meeting2014Cromwell, CT
Show Me the Money. A Voice Clinicians Guide to Reimbursement & AdvocacyLectureASHA National Convention Short Course2014Orlando, FL
Vocal Heath & Injury Prevention for TeachersTalkCommunity Presentation2014Simsbury, CT
Vocal WorkshopTalkAsylum Hill Choir2014Hartford, CT