Leslie J. Gonzalez Rothi, Ph.D

LGRProfessor Emeritus

Phone: (352) 273-5550
Fax: (352) 273-5575

Mailing Address:

Department of Neurology
University of Florida College of Medicine
HSC Box 100236
Gainesville, FL 32610-0236


Research Interests

Dr. Gonzalez Rothi’s research has focused on understanding the brain organization of spoken language, reading, spelling, memory, attention/intention, gesture and tool use and more recently her focus has grown to include clinical trials (exploratory and Phase 1) of the treatment of disorders of these systems using experiential and physiologic treatment combinations.

Honors and Awards

Appointed Professor Emeritus, Department of Neurology 2014
Honors of the Association; Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences 2000
Fellow; Division 40 (Neuropsychology), American Psychological Association, 1999-present
Fellow; American Speech‑Language-Hearing Association, 1990-present
Honors of the Association; American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2013


PhD, Speech Pathology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL – 1978


Behavioral Neurology Fellow,  University of Florida, Gainesville, FL – 1981


Cimino-Knight AM, Gonzalez Rothi LJ, He Y, Heilman KM. Callosal ideomotor apraxia in Alzheimer’s disease. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2017 Feb;39(1):1-8.

Ellis C, Crosson B, Gonzalez Rothi LJ, Okun MS, Rosenbek JC. Narrative Discourse Cohesion in Early Stage Parkinson’s Disease.  J Parkinsons Dis. 2015;5(2):403-11.

Kendall D, Raymer A, Rose M, Gilbert J, Gonzalez Rothi LJAnomia treatment platform as behavioral engine for use in research on physiological adjuvants to neurorehabilitation. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(3):391-400.

Harnish SM, Morgan J, Lundine JP, Bauer A, Singletary F, Benjamin ML, Gonzalez Rothi LJ, Crosson B. Dosing of a cued picture-naming treatment for anomia. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2014 May;23(2):S285-99.

Benjamin ML, Towler S, Garcia A, Park H, Sudhyadhom A, Harnish S, McGregor KM, Zlatar Z, Reilly JJ, Rosenbek JC, Gonzalez Rothi LJ, Crosson B. A Behavioral Manipulation Engages Right Frontal Cortex During Aphasia Therapy.  Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2014 Jul;28(6):545-53.

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