David B. Rosenfield, M.D. directs the Speech and Language Center as well as the EMG and Motor Control Laboratory in the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital. As Professor of Neurology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, he is a practicing neurology clinician as well as a physician-scientist who investigates speech-motor disruption and music/sound processing of the brain. Dr. Rosenfield has an active neurology practice, has published numerous scientific articles on speech and language, and holds joint appointments at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University and the Department of Communication Disorders, University of Houston. In addition, Dr. Rosenfield formerly wrote a book review column for several years, has published two medical-espionage novels, and co-authored a screen play to be featured at a film festival (in Austin) focusing on mental illness.
Dr. Rosenfield is engaged in basic, clinical, and translational research pertaining to how the brain processes speech-motor output. His laboratory focuses on stuttering and utilizes clinical and animal models pertaining to this disorder. He has been consistently funded by both the NIH and private agencies since 1982.