Dr. Soroush Zaghi
Dr. Soroush Zaghi graduated from Harvard Medical School, ENT residency at UCLA, and Sleep Surgery Fellowship at Stanford. Medical director of The Breathe Institute focused on the comprehensive treatment of nasal obstruction, mouth breathing, snoring, and obstructive sleep apnea in children and adults. Active in clinical research with 80+ peer-reviewed research publications in the fields of neuroscience, head and neck surgery, myofunctional therapy, and sleep-disordered breathing. Dr. Zaghi is a sought after lecturer, author, and journal reviewer for topics relating to the diagnosis and management of sleep-disordered breathing and tongue-tie disorders in children and adults.
Cynthia Peterson, PT
Cynthia Peterson, PT is the originator of FAIREST and is committed to prevention and research of airway related disorders. She is dedicated to supporting teams of talented professionals create free screening and research tools to help the most people. She graduated from the University of Utah Physical Therapy program in 1990. Trained in the head, neck and jaw, following the work of Mariano Rocabado. Cynthia taught neck, jaw and back school schools and wrote The TMJ Healing Plan: Ten Steps to Relieving Headaches, Neck Pain and Jaw Disorders.
Cynthia is a Certified Specialist in Orofacial Myology, Craniosacral Therapy and Ergonomics. Cynthia has training in craniofacial and osteopathic techniques, fascial manipulation, breath re-education, dry needling, dynamic functional cranial nerve testing and infant care. Cynthia is in private practice in Salt Lake City, a presenter and author. www.CynthiaPetersonPT.com
Fairest 21 Research Team 2018
Fairest 15 Researchers
Researchers include James Oh, DDS; Soroush Zaghi, MD; Cynthia Peterson, PT; Clarice S Law, DMD MS; Audrey J Yoon, DDS MS
James Oh, DDS
Dr. James Oh graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and pediatric dental residency at UCLA. He is currently completing orthodontics residency at LLU to become a dual trained specialist. Active areas of research include pediatric sleep disordered breathing and nasopharyngeal airway obstruction.
Dr. Audrey Yoon, DDS, MS
Dr. Audrey Yoon has participated in both Fairest 21 and Fairest 15 and is a dual trained orthodontist and pediatric dentist from Seoul National Dental School and completed post-graduate orthodontic, pediatric and craniofacial training at UCLA and an MS degree with research focus in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dr. Yoon is a team member at Stanford in Sleep Apnea research, has worked on a pioneering technique, performing maxillary distraction osteogenesis for the treatment of OSA and has co-authored chapters on this subject in several leading textbooks. Dr. Yoon founded the Pediatric Dental Sleep mini-residency program at Tufts University. Active areas of research include craniofacial growth modification, surgery-first approach of maxillomandibular advancement surgery technique, and the genomic study to identify genetic anatomical factors relating to OSA.
Nicole Archambault, EdS, MS, CCC-SLP, CLEC
Nicole Archambault is an ASHA board certified speech-language pathologist, certified lactation educator-counselor, and airway/sleep literacy advocate. She is the founder and executive director of Minds In Motion and has served as a teaching assistant at Johns Hopkins University in the Graduate School of Education’s Mind, Brain, and Teaching program. Nicole also holds an EdS in brain research (Educational Neuroscience). Nicole is an eight time recipient of the ACE award from ASHA and a 2019 recipient of the AAMS Rising Star Investigator Award. She is a national and international speaker, as well as a published author on the topics of educational neuroscience, orofacial myofunctional therapy, airway function disorders and the autonomic nervous system, and sleep wellness in pediatrics. Her first article for The ASHA Leader garnered a Bronze Excel Award from Association Media & Publishing for Best Column. Nicole is an active clinical researcher, as well as a passionate advocate for interdisciplinary collaboration and public health awareness on airway health and sleep. She is a 2016 graduate of the Mind, Brain, Teaching graduate certificate program at Johns Hopkins University.