Juliana Litts, MA, SLP
Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

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Graduate Schools :
  • MA, University of Texas - Austin (2011)
  • SLP, University of Texas - Austin (2011)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • SLP, Calvin College (MI) (2009)
  • BA, Calvin College (MI) (2009)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Professional Titles

  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Assistant Professor - University of Colorado School of Medicine

Research Interests

Outcome based clinical research in the areas of voice, breathing, cough and swallowing.

Publications

  • Litts JK: “Voice Disorders and Voice Therapy.” Chapter 27: ENT Secrets, Elsevier, 2022.
  • Dwyer C, Litts JK, Young VN. Evidence Based Laryngology. Springer; c2021. Chronic Cough.ISBN 978-3-030-58493-1
  • Duffy JR, Litts JK, Fink DS. Superior Laryngeal Nerve Block for Treatment of Neurogenic Cough. Laryngoscope. 2021 Oct;131(10):E2676-E2680. PubMed PMID: 33894012
  • Beckelhymer LM, Fink DS, Litts JK. Behavioral Management of Laryngeal Complaints Caused by Vagal Nerve Stimulation for Medically Refractory Epilepsy. J Voice. 2021 Jul;35(4):651-654. PubMed PMID: 31889648
  • Litts JK. University of Colorado Clinical Fellowship Handbook 2021 [Internet].Denver, (CO): University of Colorado Department of Otolaryngology; 2021 July 15. Available from:https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/otolaryngology/education/slp-fellowship
  • Litts JK: University of Colorado Hybrid Strobe Course Agenda 2021[Internet].Denver, (CO): University of Colorado Department of Otolaryngology; 2021 June 15. Available from: https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/otolaryngology/events/stroboscopy-and-fees-course
  • Dwyer C, Litts JK, Young VN: “Chronic Cough.” Chapter 27: Evidence Based Laryngology, Springer, 2021
  • Litts, JK. ENT Secrets. Fifth ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier; c2020. Chapter 72, Voice Disorders and Voice Therapy.
  • Litts JK, Fink DS, Abaza MM: “Is cough suppression therapy effective at treating chronic Cough?” Laryngoscope. 2020
  • Beckelhymer LM, Fink DS, Litts JK. Behavioral Management of Laryngeal Complaints Caused by Vagal Nerve Stimulation for Medically Refractory Epilepsy. J Voice. 2019 Dec 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31889648
  • Litts JK, Fink DS: University of Colorado Hybrid Strobe Course Agenda 2019[Internet].Denver, (CO): University of Colorado Department of Otolaryngology; 2019 February 15. Available from: https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/otolaryngology/events/stroboscopy-and-fees-course
  • Litts JK: Acoustic and Aerodynamic Analysis of Voice [Internet]. American Laryngologial Association: Laryngology Curriculum, Part B Chapter 7. 2019. Available from: https://alahns.org/research-education/laryngology-curriculum/
  • Litts JK, Fink DS, Clary MS. The effect of vocal fold augmentation on cough symptoms in the presence of glottic insufficiency. Laryngoscope. 2018 Jun;128(6):1316-1319. PubMed PMID: 28988420
  • Shaffer M, Litts JK, Nauman E, Haines J. Speech-Language Pathology as a Primary Treatment for Exercise-Induced Laryngeal Obstruction. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2018 May;38(2):293-302. PubMed PMID: 29631737
  • Nativ-Zeltzer N, Kuhn MA, Imai DM, Traslavina RP, Domer AS, Litts JK, Adams B, Belafsky PC. The effects of aspirated thickened water on survival and pulmonary injury in a rabbit model. Laryngoscope. 2018 Feb;128(2):327-331. PubMed PMID: 28730738
  • Litts JK, Fink DS: University of Colorado Hybrid Strobe Course Agenda 2018[Internet].Denver, (CO): University of Colorado Department of Otolaryngology; 2018 February 15. Available from: https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/otolaryngology/events/stroboscopy-and-fees-course
  • Litts JK, Gray R: Department of Otolaryngology Faculty Promotion Guide. Aurora (CO): University of Colorado Department of Otolaryngology; 2018.
  • Ambrose E, Litts JK; Clary MS “Inducible Laryngeal Obstruction/ Paradoxical Vocal Fold motion.” Chapter 4, In: Weissbrod P, Francis D: Neurologic and Neurodegenerative Diseases of the Larynx. 2018
  • Litts JK, Fink DS, Clary MS. The effect of vocal fold augmentation on cough symptoms in the presence of glottic insufficiency. Laryngoscope. 2017 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28988420
  • Andreassen ML, Litts JK, Randall DR. Emerging techniques in assessment and treatment of muscle tension dysphonia. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Dec;25(6):447-452. PubMed PMID: 28984699
  • Nativ-Zeltzer N, Kuhn MA, Imai DM, Traslavina RP, Domer AS, Litts JK, Adams B, Belafsky PC. The effects of aspirated thickened water on survival and pulmonary injury in a rabbit model. Laryngoscope. 2017 Jul 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28730738
  • Litts JK, Abaza MM. Does a multidisciplinary approach to voice and swallowing disorders improve therapy adherence and outcomes?. Laryngoscope. 2017 Nov;127(11):2446. PubMed PMID: 28699270
  • Siddiqui MT, Litts JK, Cheney DM, Kuhn MA, Nativ-Zeltzer N, Belafsky PC. The effect of aspirated barium sulfate, iodixanol, and diatrizoic acid on survival and lung injury in a lagomorph model. Laryngoscope. 2017 May;127(5):E148-E152. PubMed PMID: 28233902
  • Litts JK, Gartner-Schmidt JL, Clary MS, Gillespie AI. Impact of laryngologist and speech pathologist coassessment on outcomes and billing revenue. Laryngoscope. 2015 Sep;125(9):2139-42. PubMed PMID: 26013916
  • Cheney DM, Siddiqui MT, Litts JK, Kuhn MA, Belafsky PC. The Ability of the 10-Item Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10) to Predict Aspiration Risk in Persons With Dysphagia. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2015 May;124(5):351-4. PubMed PMID: 25358607
  • Cheney DM, Siddiqui MT, Litts JK, Kuhn MA, Belafsky PC. The Ability of the 10-Item Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10) to Predict Aspiration Risk in Persons With Dysphagia. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2014 Oct 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25358607
  • Litts J, Gartner-Schmidt J: “Training Open Oropharyngeal Postures for PFMV.” Chapter 11, In: Behrman, A, Haskell, J: Exercises for Voice Therapy, Second Edition, Plural Publishing, 2013
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Professional Memberships

  • American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, Member
  • Pan American Vocology Association, Voting Member
  • Fall Voice Committee, Member

Practice Locations

Hearing and Balance Center - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2800

Hearing and Balance Center - Lone Tree
9548 Park Meadows Drive
Lone Tree, CO 80124
720-848-2200

UCHealth Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
6th floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2820

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Vocology and Voice Rehabilitation, Certificate (2011)
  • Clinical Competence, Speech Language Pathologist, Certificate (0001)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Hoarseness
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Aging Voice (Vocal fold atrophy)
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Airway noises/obstruction
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Benign vocal fold nodules, polyps, and cysts
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Chronic cough/throat-clearing
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Dyspnea – Shortness of breath not from the lungs
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Globus sensation
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Resonance disorders
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Sulcus Vocalis
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Vocal tremor
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Voice disorders
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) - Transgender voice

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MA, University of Texas - Austin (2011)
  • SLP, University of Texas - Austin (2011)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • SLP, Calvin College (MI) (2009)
  • BA, Calvin College (MI) (2009)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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