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dr. J.M.J. (Jet) Vonk

Assistant Professor

  • Department of Epidemiology

dr. J.M.J. (Jet) Vonk

Research Programs

Biography

Jet Vonk is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care at Utrecht University (Netherlands) and at the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University (New York, United States). She received her Ph.D. in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences from the City University of New York Graduate Center, with a focus on neurolinguistics and cognitive science.

Jet Vonk's research focuses on language and cognitive decline in healthy aging and dementia (e.g., Alzheimer's disease and primary progressive aphasia) with behavioral methods and neuroimaging, with a focus on semantics in preclinical Alzheimer's disease. Her interests and future directions include the role of semantic memory in early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, and the influence of individual differences on semantic decline in later life due to racial/ethnic, educational, and early life disparities. 

At the Julius Center, Jet Vonk works in close collaboration with Dr. Mirjam Geerlings to investigate item-level characteristics of episodic and semantic memory tasks in healthy aging, individuals with mild cognitive impairment, and those with Alzheimer's disease using behavioral data in relation to 7T MRI brain scans across time.

Research Output (15)

Cross-sectional associations of amyloid burden with semantic cognition in older adults without dementia:A systematic review and meta-analysis

Vonk Jet M J, Twait Emma L, Scholten Rob J P M, Geerlings Mirjam I 19 okt 2020, In: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development. 192

Demographic Effects on Longitudinal Semantic Processing, Working Memory, and Cognitive Speed

Vonk Jet M J, Higby Eve, Nikolaev Alexandre, Cahana-Amitay Dalia, Spiro Avron, Albert Martin L, Obler Loraine K 1 jul 2020, In: The journals of gerontology. Series B: Psychological sciences and social sciences. 75 , p. 1850-1862 13 p.

Family Ties and Aging in a Multiethnic Cohort

Ying Gelan, Vonk Jet M J, Sol Ketlyne, Brickman Adam M, Manly Jennifer J, Zahodne Laura B 30 jun 2020, In: Journal of aging and health. 32 , p. 1464-1474 11 p.

Semantic loss marks early Alzheimer's disease-related neurodegeneration in older adults without dementia

Vonk Jet M J, Bouteloup Vincent, Mangin Jean-François, Dubois Bruno, Blanc Frédéric, Gabelle Audrey, Ceccaldi Mathieu, Annweiler Cédric, Krolak-Salmon Pierre, Belin Catherine, Rivasseau-Jonveaux Thérèse, Julian Adrien, Sellal François, Magnin Eloi, Chupin Marie, Habert Marie-Odile, Chêne Geneviève, Dufouil Carole, 2020, In: Alzheimer's and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring. 12 , p. e12066

Illiteracy, dementia risk, and cognitive trajectories among older adults with low education

Arce Rentería Miguel, Vonk Jet M.J., Felix Gloria, Avila Justina F., Zahodne Laura B., Dalchand Elizabeth, Frazer Kirsten M., Martinez Michelle N., Shouel Heather L., Manly Jennifer J. 13 nov 2019, In: Neurology. 93 , p. e2247-e2256

Secular trends in cognitive trajectories of diverse older adults

Vonk Jet M J, Arce Rentería Miguel, Avila Justina F, Schupf Nicole, Noble James M, Mayeux Richard, Brickman Adam M, Manly Jennifer J 28 okt 2019, In: Alzheimer's & Dementia. 15 , p. 1576-1587 12 p.

Education Moderates the Relation Between APOE ɛ4 and Memory in Nondemented Non-Hispanic Black Older Adults

Vonk Jet M J, Rentería Miguel Arce, Medina Valerie M, Pericak-Vance Margaret A, Byrd Goldie S, Haines Jonathan, Brickman Adam M, Manly Jennifer J 3 okt 2019, In: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 72 , p. 495-506 12 p.

Systematic review of subjective memory measures to inform assessing memory limitations after stroke and stroke-related aphasia

Salis Christos, Murray Laura, Vonk Jet M J 27 sep 2019, In: Disability and Rehabilitation. p. 1-19 19 p.

Semantic and lexical features of words dissimilarly affected by non-fluent, logopenic, and semantic primary progressive aphasia

Vonk Jet M J, Jonkers Roel, Hubbard H Isabel, Gorno-Tempini Maria Luisa, Brickman Adam M, Obler Loraine K 12 sep 2019, In: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 25 , p. 1011-1022 12 p.

Sex/gender differences in cognitive trajectories vary as a function of race/ethnicity

Avila Justina F, Vonk Jet M J, Verney Steven P, Witkiewitz Katie, Arce Rentería Miguel, Schupf Nicole, Mayeux Richard, Manly Jennifer J 9 sep 2019, In: Alzheimer's & Dementia. 15 , p. 1516-1523 8 p.

All Research Output (15)