Erika Brown is a speech-language pathologist who works in the acute care setting at NYU Langone Medical Center. Her responsibilities entail evaluating patients with communication and swallowing disorders. She has presented on various topics involving communication and swallowing, most recently on delirium in the acute care setting. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Kansas. Her earlier experience includes working in the acute care setting within the Henry Ford Health Systems. She is licensed in the state of New York, holds a certificate of clinical competence and is a member of The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). In this interview, Erika discusses her treatment of patients with communication and swallowing problems; Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) and Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Studies (VFSS); other problems such as aspiration pneumonia that swallowing disorders can trigger, and how psychosocial well-being may be affected by a swallowing disorder.