Supervisor: Dr. Elizabeth Warburton; Dr. Lolly Tyler
Thesis: Neuroimaging and neuropsychological study evaluating iPad-delivered language therapy alongside inner speech in post-stroke chronic aphasia.
BA Psychology, Neural and Behavioral Science, Magna Cum Laude and Honors 2012
Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
Supervisor: Dr. Anjali Thapar
Thesis: Contributions of the frontal and medial temporal lobes to recognition memory performance in young adults (EEG/ERP study).
Visiting Scholar, Experimental Psychology 2011
University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Supervisor: Dr. Kate Watkins
Stark, BC; Bonilha, L; Rorden, C; Fridriksson, J (in review). Semantic naming errors are caused by temporo-occipital disconnection. Brain.
Stark, BC; Yourganov, G; Basilakos, A; Rorden, C; Bonilha, L; Fridriksson, J (in review). Behavior stability and reliability of fMRI activation in stroke aphasia. NeuroImage: Clinical.
Feenaughty, L; Basilakos, A; Bonilha, L; den Ouden, D; Rorden, C; Stark, BC and Fridriksson, J (in review). Non-fluent speech following stroke is caused by impaired efference copy. Cognitive Neuropsychology.
Yourganov, G; Fridriksson, J; Stark, BC; Rorden, C (in review). Removal of artifacts from resting-state fMRI data in stroke. NeuroImage: Clinical.
Stark, BC; Geva, S and Warburton, EA (in press). Behavioral predictors of functional communication in post-stroke aphasia. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Science.
Stark, BC and Warburton, EA (2016). “Language Outcomes After 4 Weeks of Self-delivered iPad-based Speech Therapy.” Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.
Other Published Works
Fridriksson, J, Stark, BC, and Basilakos, A (Forthcoming). Neuroimaging. In L. L. Lapointe (Ed.), Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Language Disorders 5th Edition. Thieme.
Stark, BC (2012). “Contributions of the Frontal and Medial Temporal Lobes to Recognition Memory Performance in Young Adults.” Yale Review of Undergraduate Research in Psychology.
Conference Proceedings and Posters
Stark, BC; Bonilha, L; Rorden, C and Fridriksson, J (2017). "Semantic naming errors are caused by temporo-occipital disconnection." 46th Annual Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Snowbird, Utah, 2017.
Stark, BC and Warburton, EA (2015). “Computerized Aphasia Therapy in Chronic Aphasia: using self-administered iPad-delivered speech therapy to explore language improvements in post-stroke chronic expressive aphasia.” European Stroke Conference, Vienna, Austria.
Stark, BC and Warburton, EA (2015). “Improvement after four weeks of self-delivered iPad speech therapy in post-stroke chronic expressive aphasia.” Junior Investigator Symposium of the International Stroke Conference, Los Angeles, CA – could not attend
Feenaughty, L; Basilakos, A; Bonilha, L; Rorden, C; Stark,BC and Fridriksson, J (2016). “Comparison of voxel-based lesion symptom maps for measures of speech fluency in chronic left-hemisphere stroke.” Eighth Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, London, UK.
Stark, BC; Geva, S and Warburton EA (2016). “Behavioral predictors of functional communication in post-stroke aphasia.” Eighth Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, London, UK..
Stark, BC and Warburton, EA (2015). “Computerized Aphasia Therapy in Chronic Aphasia: using self-administered iPad-delivered speech therapy to explore language improvements in post-stroke chronic expressive aphasia.” Poster Competition, 1st Prize at the Graduate School of Life Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge UK.
Stark, BC and Thapar, A (2013). “Contributions of the frontal and medial temporal lobes to recognition memory performance in young adults.” Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, New York City, NY – presented by A Thapar.
Grants & Awards
Stark, BC (PI), co-PI Hanayik, T. (2017) "Learning ability in healthy adults for use in predicting response to therapy in people with post-stroke aphasia." ASHFoundation New Investigator Research Grant. Awaiting Decision.
Stark, BC (PI), co-PI Hanayik, T. (2017) "Learning ability and attention in healthy adults for use in predicting response to therapy in people with post-stroke aphasia." Advanced Support Program for Innovative Research Excellence for Postdoctoral Scholars, University of South Carolina. Not supported; encouraged for resubmission.
Gates Cambridge Trust Scholar (2012-2016): fully funded PhD at the University of Cambridge, awarded by the Gates Cambridge Trust, founded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Pathways Scholar (2017): one of ten early researchers selected by American Speech and Hearing Association for a one-year research mentorship, mentor: Dr. Adam Buchwald, NYU
University of South Carolina Aphasic and apraxic speech transcription, coding and analysis using CHAT (Codes for the Human Analysis of Transcripts) and CLAN (Computerized Language Analysis) systems from AphasiaBank (aphasia.talkbank.org/):
Masters Students in the Speech-Language Pathology (MSP) Program: B Goldman, M Moss, M Kingkiner, L Bastian, SB Bradford, T McDonald, L Macdonald, M Wright, K Kannaley, E Forward, SW Hanna, S Williamson, J Kessler, B Beerman
Social Network in Stroke project:
Masters Students in the Speech-Language Pathology (MSP) Program: SW Hanna, AG Skipper
South Carolina Advancing Diversity in Ageing Program:
Undergraduate: C Bright (Claflin University)
Society for the Neurobiology of Language
Postdoctoral Association of the University of South Carolina (Vice President, 2016-2017)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Non-Clinical Affiliate
Smart State Chair, Professor in Neuroimaging Research
Department of Psychology at the University of South Carolina
Dr. Elizabeth Warburton – Dissertation Advisor
Consultant Physician in Stroke Medicine
Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge
Dr. Lloyd Pilkington – Supervisor at Midlands Technical College
Chair and Professor
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Midlands Technical College
Dr. Theresa Marteau – Supervisor of Undergraduate Teaching at University of Cambridge
Director of Behaviour and Health Research Unit, Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator at Christs’ College
University of Cambridge
+44 01223 330562, email@example.com
Dr. Dirk den Ouden - Close collaborator, Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery
Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Arnold School of Public Hleath at the University of South Carolina
Dr. Adam Buchwald - ASHA Pathways Mentor
Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
New York University