Donna Tippett is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology, Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She earned a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Maryland and a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a certified speech-language pathologist and sees patients in the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland, Towson University, and the University of the District of Columbia where she teaches neuroanatomy, medical speech-language pathology, and dysphagia courses. Research Interests: Her research interests include patterns of longitudinal decline in primary progressive aphasia, treatment of word finding deficits in this population, and brain-behavior relationships in emotional empathy.
Publications: 1. Tippett, DC, Niparko, JK and Hillis AE. Aphasia: Current concepts in theory and practice. Cerebrovascular Special Edition--Journal of Neurology and Translational Neuroscience, 2014; 2(1): 1042; http://www.jscimedcentral.com/ Neuroscience/neuroscience-spidcerebrovasculardisease-1042. 2. Trupe LA, Tippett D, Hillis AE and González-Fernández M. Neural mechanisms of swallowing dysfunction and apraxia of speech in acute stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in review. 3. Oishi K, Faria A, Hsu J, Tippett D, Mori S, and Hillis AE. The critical role of the uncinated in emotional empathy. Submitted to Annals of Neurology. 4. Sebastian R, Davis C, Gomez Y, Newhart M, Tsapkini K, Meyer A, Friedman R, Hillis AE, and Tippett DC. Patterns of decline on language testing in primary progressive aphasia. Submitted to American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 5. Godin B, Davis C, Gomez Y, Trupe L, Hillis AE, and Tippett DC. Impaired processing of positive and negative facial expressions in right hemisphere stroke. In preparation for submission to Neurocase. 6. Tippett DC and Hillis AE. Chapter 81: Acquired aphasia: syndromes and symptoms. Neurobiology of Language. Chapter in G. Hickok and S. Small (eds.), Elsevier, San Diego, in press. 7. Tippett DC and Hillis AE. Naming. Handbook of Adult Language Disorders. Chapter in A.E. Hillis (ed.), in press. 8. Tippett DC and Ross E. Aprosodia. Handbook of Adult Language Disorders. Chaper in A.E. Hillis (ed.), in press.