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Brooke Hallowell

Brooke Hallowell, PhD

Brooke Hallowell, PhD, CCC-SLP, brings to this book over 25 years of clinical, research, teaching, and advocacy experience to support adults with acquired neurogenic communication challenges. Dr. Hallowell is active in research and advocacy related to aphasia and other neurogenic language disorders as well as aging and end-of-life care. She serves on boards and task forces of several national and international organizations, including the Aphasia and Stroke Society of India, Aphasia United, and the National Aphasia Association. She serves as editorial board member and reviewer for many scholarly journals and reviewer for several granting agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Hallowell has garnered over U.S.$14 million in funded grants, with extramural support from such agencies the NIH, National Science Foundation, Health Resources Service Administration, and the Ohio Department of Aging. A former President of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD), she chaired the first-ever Global Summit on Higher Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2012 and is deeply engaged in developing new academic and clinical programs, especially in underserved regions of the world. A Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), Dr. Hallowell is also the recipient of the 2015 Asia Pacific Society in Speech-Language-Hearing Association Outstanding Contribution Award, the 2014 CAPCSD Honors of the Council, and the 2013 ASHA Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Contributions in International Achievement, and is a former Fulbright Fellow, and U.S. national Finalist for the Thomas Ehrlich Award for Service Learning.

Dr. Hallowell holds a BA from Brown University, an MS from Lamar University, a certificate of Etudes Supérieures from the Conservatoire National de France, and a PhD from the University of Iowa. She serves as Executive Director of the Collaborative on Aging, Professor and Coordinator of PhD Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Director of the Neurolinguistics Laboratory, Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Southeast Asia Studies, Professor of International Development Studies, and Supervisor of the Aging and Gerontological Education Society and the Respite Volunteer Program at Ohio University. She previously served as Associate Dean for Research and Sponsored Programs in College of Health and Human Services; Director of the School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences; founding Co-Director of the Global Health Initiative; founding Coordinator of the Diabetes Research Initiative; and Co-Director of the Appalachian Rural Health Institute at Ohio University.

Having had selective mutism as a child and having been an extremely shy person into young adulthood, she entered the realm of clinical aphasiology with a personal connection to those who have important things to say but are not able to express them fully. Being the mother of a child with a severe traumatic brain injury who is now a thriving and extremely competent adult, she has firsthand knowledge about what it is that people need and want during the course of rehabilitation. According to Dr. Hallowell, these experiences are a large part of what drives her passion to help clinicians and clinicians-in-training focus not only on gaining clinical knowledge and skill but also on wisdom, compassion, and other characteristics that will propel them toward ultimate excellent clinical competence.

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