Kazlin Mason

PhD Graduate | December 2017Kazlin Mason, MS CCC-SLP

Contact: masonka14@alumni.ecu.edu



East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Communication Sciences & Disorders

State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, New York
Master of Science (M.S.), Speech-Language Pathology

State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, New York
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Communication Disorders & Sciences; Music Performance

Fellowship: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite; Atlanta, Georgia


Mason K, Carmello M. “Student Research: The Roles and Responsibilities.” Council on Undergraduate Research 33.3 (2013): 7-15. Web.

Golinko MS, Mason KN, Nett K, Riski JE, & Williams JK. (2015). Sphincterplasty for Velopharyngeal Insufficiency in the Child Without a Cleft-Palate: Etiologies and Speech Outcomes. The Journal of craniofacial surgery,26(7), 2067-2071.

Mason K, Perry, JL., & Riski, JE., Fang, X. (2016). “Age Related Changes Between the Level of Velopharyngeal Closure and the Cervical Spine”. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.

Mason KN & Perry, JL. (2016) “Relationship between age and diagnosis on volumetric and linear velopharyngeal measures in the cleft and non-cleft populations: a preliminary study”. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.

Mason KN, Perry, JL., Riski, JE. (2017). “Age Related Changes between the Height of Velopharyngeal Closure and the Palatal Plane in Subjects with Cleft and Non-Cleft Velopharyngeal Dysfunction. Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Journal.

Mason KN, Stockstill JW, Perry JL. (in press). Growth of the Craniofacial Complex and its Relationship to Pierre Robin Sequence: A Narrative Review. International Journal on Disability and Human Development.

Perry JL, Mason KN, Sutton BP, Kuehn DP. (2017). Can Dynamic MRI Be Used to Accurately Identify Velopharyngeal Closure Patterns?. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 1055665617735998.

Mason, KN & Perry J. (2017). The Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for the Study of the Velopharynx. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups2(5), 35-52.



Mason, K. (PI), Perry, J., Riski, JE. (2015). “Examining the Insertion Site of Pharyngoplasties as an Outcome for Determining Success”. Cleft Palate Foundation Junior Investigator Grant. American Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Association. Amount: $5,000. Funded.

Mason, K. (2016). “The Effects of Gravity and Scar Contracture on Post-Surgical Tissue Changes and Speech Outcomes Following Pharyngoplasties”. College of Allied Health Sciences Dissertation Grant. East Carolina University. Amount: $5,000. Funded.

Hauhuth, K., Mason, K., Perry, JL. (2016). “MRI Analysis of the Velopharynx in infants before and after primary palatoplasty”. Research and Creativity Award. East Carolina University. Amount: $1,992. Funded.

Mason, K. (2017).  PhD Scholar Award and Research Grant. The Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Amount: $20,000. Funded.