Maya L. Henry joins the faculty of the Moody College this spring to teach courses on aphasia, a loss of the ability to produce or comprehend spoken or written language due to disease or injury to the brain, and related neurogenic communication disorders.
Henry was an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education at San Francisco State University and adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of California San Francisco.
Henry's clinical and research interests are in the nature and treatment of aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, her research has explored cognitive and neural bases of spoken and written language as well as the rehabilitation of language impairments associated with primary progressive aphasia.
Henry is affiliated with the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, a leading research center that investigates atypical dementias such as frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Henry earned her doctorate in speech-language pathology from the University of Arizona in 2009 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at UC San Francisco.