The Aphasia Research Community at USF


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Jacqueline Hinckley, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Board Certified - Neurogenic Communication Disorders, Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders & Sciences

Dr. Hinckley is Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Communication Scienes & Disorders at USF. She worked as a clinician and a clinical manager, specializing in aphaisa and neurogenic communication disorders, for 13 years prior to entering academics at USF. Her research is focused on the effectiveness and experience of intervention.

Lori Bartels-Tobin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Tobin received her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences & Disorders at University of South Florida in 2007. She is now the President and CEO of Steps Forward Therapy in St. Petersburg, FL.

Katherine Lamb, M.S., CCC-SLP

Katherine is now a Visiting Clinical Instructor in the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at USF, and completing her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences & Disorders at USF with an interest in aging and semantic activation.

Erline V. Nakano, M.S., CCC-SLP

Erline is a speech-language pathologist working in rehabilitation at James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, FL. She is completing her Ph.D. with an interest in qualitative research, especially the individual and cultural experiences of people with neurologic communication disorders.

Merete Glasbrenner, M.S., CCC-SLP

Merete is a medical speech-language pathologist. Among her interests are bilingual speech perception and processing. She is currently working on a project to investigate the effects of word and phonological frequency on lexical access. Her future interests include to investigate the effects of switching in bilinguals – both population with normal language properties and aphasia victors. videnced based practice in aphasia treatment and clinician expertise.

Rachel Goff, M.S., CFY

Rachel is a Clinical Fellow and working towards her Ph.D. Her particular area of interest is aphasia groups, including their effectiveness and group dynamics.

Stephanie Karidas

Stephanie has a Master's degree from Germany and is working towards becoming a speech-language pathologist in the U.S. and towards her Ph.D. She has a particular interest in cognition and aphasia and how they interact to affect functional skills, such as driving.

Natalie Douglas, M.S., CCC-SLP

Natalie has been a speech-language pathologist since 2003 working with outpatient, skilled nursing and acute care populations. She is also a doctoral student investigating expertise and the experiences of clinicians.