Jamila Minga
Assistant Professor of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Jamila Minga, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is an Assistant Professor and speech-language pathologist with primary research interests are adult neurogenic communication disorders following stroke and stroke rehabilitation outcomes. Specifically, she is interested in investigating the impact of right hemisphere brain damage (RHD) on pragmatic communication performance and the development of population sensitive measures for determination of rehabilitation needs. It is her long-term research goal to contribute to the increased recognition and distinction of the functional impact of stroke based on hemisphere of lesion by developing a comprehensive expertise in language production deficits and representative diagnostic markers as a precursor for engineering assessments and treatment protocols to enhance functional integration of persons with brain damage into their respective communities. This goal stems from her clinical experience providing adult neurogenic rehabilitation services in acute, subacute, and skilled rehabilitation settings. Other research interests include cultural language analysis, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and health disparities.

Current Research Interests

  • Stroke 
  • Pragmatic Language Use Impairments
  • Question Use
  • Stroke Outcomes
  • Diagnostic Markers of Communication Disorders
  • Development of Diagnostic Measures

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 40 Medicine Circle, DUMC Box 3805, Durham, NC 27710
  • Duke South Yellow Zone 4000, DUMC Box 3805, Durham, NC 27710

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