Rachael Campbell

Email: rachael8@bu.edu


MS in Speech-Language Pathology, Boston University (expected 2018)

B.A. in Psychology and Linguistics, Georgetown University (2013)

Research Interests

Aphasia Rehabilitation
Predictors of Aphasia Recovery
Interaction of Cognitive and Linguistic Factors in Aphasia
Individual Variability

Current Projects

I am interested broadly in the rehabilitation of aphasia, and the interplay of cognitive, linguistic, and personal factors that influence recovery.My current work at the Aphasia Research Laboratory investigates the underlying cognitive-linguistic mechanisms of word-finding difficulties in aphasia. By tracking participants’ eye movements during a novel picture naming paradigm, we aim to quantify the nature of semantic and phonologic access in naming difficulties. It is our hope that by gaining further insight into the point of disruption in impaired naming in individual participants, we can contribute to knowledge that will enable more personalized anomia treatment.


Meyer, A., Snider, S., Campbell, R., & Friedman, R. (2015). Phonological Short-Term Memory in Logopenic Variant Primary Progressive Aphasia and Mild Alzheimer’s Disease. Cortex, 71, 183-189.

Conference Presentations/Posters

Campbell, R. E., McQuaid, G. A., Tagarelli, K. M., Turkeltaub, P.E., and Ullman, M.T. (March, 2015). The functional neuroanatomy of regular and irregular morphology: A neuroanatomical meta-analysis. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.
Meyer, A., Snider, S., Campbell, R., Long, S., & Friedman, R. (October, 2014). Phonological and visuospatial processing in lvPPA and mild AD. Poster presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, Miami, FL.


ASHFoundation Graduate Student Scholarship, 2016
Boston University Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Travel Award, 2016
Boston University Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Merit Scholarship, 2016
Georgetown University Department of Psychology Undergraduate Honors Thesis, 2013: The Neuroanatomy of Regular and Irregular Morphology as a Model of Language: An ALE Meta-Analysis