Loraine Obler is a Distinguished Professor in the Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She and Martin Albert are co-PIs of the Language in the Aging Brain Laboratory at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Boston VA Healthcare System. Her research has focused on bilingual aphasia (e.g., in The Bilingual Brain: Neuropsychological and Neurolinguistic Aspects of Bilingualism, co-authored with Martin Albert), and dementia, the language changes of healthy aging, and agrammatism across languages (e.g., Agrammatic Aphasia: A Cross-Language Narrative Sourcebook, co-authored with Lise Menn. She is on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Center for the Study of Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan at University of Oslo), chairs the Steering Committee of the Hadassah Academic College MA Program in Multilingual and Multicultural Speech-Language-Pathology, and will be Chair of the Governing Board of the Academy of Aphasia from 2018-2020.
- Obler, L. K., Albert, M. L., Spiro, A., Goral, M., Brady, C. B., Rykhlevskaia, E., Hyun, J., and Schnyer, D. (2011). Language changes associated with aging. In Albert M. and Knoefel J. (Eds.), Clinical neurology of aging, (3rd Ed), NY, NY: Oxford University Press, 485-494.
- Pekkala, S., Wiener, D., Himali, J. J., Beiser, A. S., Obler, L. K., Liu, Y., McKee, A., Auerbach, S., Seshadri, S., Wolf, P. A., and Au, R. (2013). Lexical retrieval in discourse: An early indicator of Alzheimer’s dementia. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 27 (12), 905–921.