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

Assistant Professor

  • Department of Epidemiology

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

Research Programs


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 (11)

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.

Verbal semantics and the left dorsolateral anterior temporal lobe: a longitudinal case of bilateral temporal degeneration

Vonk Jet M. J., Borghesani Valentina, Battistella Giovanni, Younes Kyan, DeLeon Jessica, Welch Ariane, Hubbard H. Isabel, Miller Zachary A., Miller Bruce L., Gorno-Tempini Maria Luisa 1 sep 2019, In: Aphasiology. 34 , p. 865-885 21 p.

Measurement invariance of neuropsychological measures of cognitive aging across race/ethnicity by sex/gender groups

Avila Justina F, Rentería Miguel Arce, Witkiewitz Katie, Verney Steven P, Vonk Jet M J, Manly Jennifer J 29 aug 2019, In: Neuropsychology. 34 , p. 3-14 12 p.

Dynamic change of cognitive reserve:associations with changes in brain, cognition, and diagnosis

Bettcher Brianne M, Gross Alden L, Gavett Brandon E, Widaman Keith F, Fletcher Evan, Dowling N Maritza, Buckley Rachel F, Arenaza-Urquijo Eider M, Zahodne Laura B, Hohman Timothy J, Vonk Jet M J, Rentz Dorene M, Mungas Dan 21 aug 2019, In: Neurobiology of Aging. 83 , p. 95-104 10 p.

Levels of Abstractness in Semantic Noun and Verb Processing: The Role of Sensory-Perceptual and Sensory-Motor Information

Vonk Jet M. J., Obler Loraine K., Jonkers Roel 15 jun 2019, In: JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLINGUISTIC RESEARCH. 48 , p. 601-615 15 p.

All Research Output (11)