Regina Jokel (Ph.D. 2007)
Dr. Jokel received her M. H.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from University of Toronto. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and a Clinician Associate at Rotman Research Institute, where she conducts research on preventing language decline in aging, identifying signs of dementia in written language and designing novel intervention approaches to PPA. She published the first group intervention for primary progressive (PPA). She is working with colleagues from the Rotman Research Institute and other partner organizations on several projects focused on language function in healthy aging and dementia, quality of life in PPA and non-invasive brain stimulation in language disorders. She also contributed to the computational analysis of Agatha Christie’s writing suggestive of dementia in her late life. Dr. Jokel has published extensively on language in dementia and PPA and was awarded the Age Plus prize by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for a significant contribution to research on aging. She was also nominated for the prestigious Weston Brain Institute Outstanding Achievement Award for her work in PPA and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Toronto Alumni Association.