Kensley Behel, Ph.D.


Dr. Behel’s interest in musicians‘ health stems from her own experiences struggling with injuries. After undergoing surgery and speech therapy for Stress Velopharyngeal Insufficiency, she presented research on the recovery process at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. From there, Dr. Behel’s work has expanded to include burnout of church musicians, microbial contamination of wind instruments, and ADHD in musicians. As president of the Musicians‘ Health Lab Inc., she presents worldwide on topics to bring awareness of the seriousness and commonality of musicians' health problems to help musicians know that they are not alone and to help them learn effective strategies to prevent musicians‘ injuries. In addition to her work with musicians, Dr. Behel works as a freelance gymnastics journalist and has covered the World Championships in Canada, Scotland, Germany, England, and Japan.