Veterans Health Foundation

Patrick Doyle, PhD

Dr. Doyle is a Speech Language Pathologist whose research has focused on the rehabilitation of language processing disorders following brain injury. He is a Fellow of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and was awarded the Honors of the Association of VA Speech Language Pathologists. Dr. Doyle also served as a Visiting Scientist in the Assessment, Classification and Epidemiology Unit of the World Health Organization where he collaborated on the WHO Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS II) multi-country field trial, and the revision of the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF). Dr. Doyle is the developer of the Burden of Stroke Scale (BOSS), the Aphasia Communication Outcome Measure (ACOM), and the Founding Director of the Program for Intensive Residential Aphasia Treatment & Education (PIRATE), which serves as a nationwide resource within VHA for the rehabilitation of brain-injured Veterans with aphasia and as a clinical trial center for aphasia intervention and outcomes research. Dr. Doyle has authored over 75 peer-reviewed research and scholarly publications. Dr. Doyle retired from his clinical duties in 2020 but still maintains his role within VAPHS as a Research Scientist  where he continues to collaborate on NIH supported clinical trial’s targeting semantic processing deficits and their cognitive and neural underpinnings.

What are the 3 most important questions that define your research program?
1.What are the cognitive and neural bases of language processing impairments in stroke survivors with aphasia
2.What patient and practice-related variables predict restoration of language functioning in chronic aphasia
3. How can Patient Reported Outcomes of Functioning & Well-Being inform treatment planning in chronic aphasia.

What are five key words that best describe your areas of interest?
5.Patient Reported Outcomes

What are up to 5 technologies, models, methods, analytical approaches or other forms of expertise that characterize your research program?
1.Clinical Trials
2.Behavioral Aphasia Interventions