Susan A. Leon, Ph.D.
Department of Neurology
University of Florida College of Medicine
HSC Box 100236
Gainesville, FL 32610-0236
Dr. Leon is currently a funded research investigator at the VA RR&D Brain Rehabilitation Research Center (BRRC) and through the NIA/NIH. Her research focuses on improving assessment and rehabilitation of emotional communication and cognition following neurologic trauma or disease.
|2010||PhD||University of Florida, Speech, Language and Hearing Science|
|2001||MA||University of Florida, Communication Sciences and Disorders|
|1999||BA||University of Florida, Linguistics|
|1995||BA||University of Florida, Russian|
Professional and Academic Experience
|2014 – Present||Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Florida|
|2012 – Present||CDA1 Research Investigator, VA RR&D Brain Rehabilitation Research Center (BRRC), NF/SG VAMC, Gainesville, FL|
|2010 – 2012||T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship “Training in Treatment of Communication Disorders and Translational Neuroscience”, NIDCD/NIH, Department of Neurology, University of Florida|
|2007 – 2009||Clinical Speech-Language Pathologist, NF/SG VAMC, Gainesville, FL|
|2006 – 2009||VA Predoctoral Fellowship, NF/SG VAMC, Gainesville, FL|
|2004 – 2006||Presidential Alumni Fellowship, University of Florida|
|2001 – 2004||Research Speech-Language Pathologist, VA RR&D BRRC, NF/SG VAMC, Gainesville, FL|
Leon, SA, Altmann, LJP,Abrams, L, Gonzalez Rothi, LJ, Heilman, KM. (2014). Divergent Task Performance in Older Adults: Declarative Memory or Creative Potential? Creativity Research Journal, 26:1, 21-29, DOI: 10.1080/10400419.2014.873657
Heilman, KM, Leon, SA, Burtis, DB, Ashizawa, T, Subramony, SH. (2014). Affective communication deficits associated with cerebellar degeneration. Neurocase, 20(1), 18-26. DOI: 10.1080/13554794.2012.713496.
Leon, SA, Rodriguez, AD. (2008). Aprosodia and its Therapy. Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, 18, 66-72.
Leon, SA, Rosenbek, JC, Crucian, G, Hieber, B, Holiway, B, Rodriguez, A, Ketterson, T, Ciampitti, Heilman, KM, & Rothi, LJG. (2005). Active Treatments for Aprosodia Secondary to Right Hemisphere Stroke. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 42(1), 93-101.
Heilman, KM, Leon, SA, Rosenbek, JC. (2004). Affective Aprosodia from a Medial Frontal Stroke. Brain and Language, 89(3), 411-6.