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

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

Assistant Professor
dr. J.M.J. (Jet) Vonk
  • Julius Center, dept. Epidemiology & Health Economics

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Jet Vonk is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). She received her PhD in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences from the City University of New York Graduate Center, with a focus on neurolinguistics and cognitive science. She also maintains an affiliation with the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, Department of Epidemiology, at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, where she is currently obtaining a second PhD in Epidemiology.

Her research focuses on the timing and mechanisms of cognitive decline in relation to aging and dementia using linguistic, neuroimaging, and epidemiological methods. Her overall goal is to investigate the evolution of language use and cognitive decline throughout the course of dementia to help accurate and timely diagnosis, with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease and Primary Progressive Aphasia. Previous work has focused on detecting subtle semantic memory impairment in preclinical dementia, developing novel cognitive markers related to biomarkers and future clinical outcomes, and investigating effects of biological and sociodemographic variables on cognitive and language decline.

Her work is funded by an NWO Talent Programme Veni Grant and NIH K99/R00 Award. A complete list of published peer-reviewed work is available here:

Research Output (26)

Low-grade carotid artery stenosis is associated with progression of brain atrophy and cognitive decline. The SMART-MR study

Ghaznawi Rashid, Vonk Jet Mj, Zwartbol Maarten Ht, Bresser Jeroen de, Rissanen Ina, Hendrikse Jeroen, Geerlings Mirjam I, 16 Oct 2022, In: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 43 , p. 309-318 10 p.

Socioeconomic Status, Biological Aging, and Memory in a Diverse National Sample of Older US Men and Women

Avila-Rieger Justina, Turney Indira C, Vonk Jet M J, Esie Precious, Seblova Dominika, Weir Vanessa R, Belsky Daniel W, Manly Jennifer J 29 Aug 2022, In: Neurology. 99 , p. e2114-e2124

Midlife Vascular Factors and Prevalence of Mild Cognitive Impairment in Late-Life in Mexico

Arce Rentería Miguel, Manly Jennifer J, Vonk Jet M J, Mejia Arango Silvia, Michaels Obregon Alejandra, Samper-Ternent Rafael, Wong Rebeca, Barral Sandra, Tosto Giuseppe 11 Apr 2022, In: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 28 , p. 351-361 11 p.

Cross-national harmonization of cognitive measures across HRS HCAP (USA) and LASI-DAD (India)

Vonk Jet M J, Gross Alden L, Zammit Andrea R, Bertola Laiss, Avila Justina F, Jutten Roos J, Gaynor Leslie S, Suemoto Claudia K, Kobayashi Lindsay C, O'Connell Megan E, Elugbadebo Olufisayo, Amofa Priscilla A, Staffaroni Adam M, Arce Rentería Miguel, Turney Indira C, Jones Richard N, Manly Jennifer J, Lee Jinkook, Zahodne Laura B 25 Feb 2022, In: PLoS ONE. 17

The role of cognitive and brain reserve in memory decline and atrophy rate in mid and late-life:The SMART-MR study

Vonk Jet M J, Ghaznawi Rashid, Zwartbol Maarten H T, Stern Yaakov, Geerlings Mirjam I, 31 Jan 2022, In: Cortex. 148 , p. 204-214 11 p.

Consideration of sex and gender in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders from a global perspective

Mielke Michelle M, Aggarwal Neelum T, Vila-Castelar Clara, Agarwal Puja, Arenaza-Urquijo Eider M, Brett Benjamin, Brugulat-Serrat Anna, DuBose Lyndsey E, Eikelboom Willem S, Flatt Jason, Foldi Nancy S, Franzen Sanne, Gilsanz Paola, Li Wei, McManus Alison J, van Lent Debora Melo, Milani Sadaf Arefi, Shaaban C Elizabeth, Stites Shana D, Sundermann Erin, Suryadevara Vidyani, Trani Jean-Francoise, Turner Arlener D, Vonk Jet M J, Quiroz Yakeel T, Babulal Ganesh M, 2022, In: Alzheimer's & Dementia. 18 , p. 2707-2724 18 p.

Association of childhood maltreatment and cortisol with the severity and stability of depression symptoms

Scarth Morgan, Vonk Jet M J, Gerritsen Lotte, GGeerlings Mirjam I, , Visseren FL 20 Dec 2021, In: Journal of Affective Disorders. 299 , p. 559-567 9 p.

Predictors of Incident Mild Cognitive Impairment and Its Course in a Diverse Community-Based Population

Angevaare Milou J, Vonk Jet M J, Bertola Laiss, Zahodne Laura, Wei-Ming Watson Caitlin, Boehme Amelia, Schupf Nicole, Mayeux Richard, Geerlings Mirjam I, Manly Jennifer J 1 Dec 2021, In: Neurology. 98 , p. E15-E26

Cross-sectional associations of tau protein biomarkers with semantic and episodic memory in older adults without dementia:A systematic review and meta-analysis

Pelgrim Teuntje A D, Beran Magdalena, Twait Emma L, Geerlings Mirjam I, Vonk Jet M J 13 Aug 2021, In: Ageing Research Reviews. 71

Dementia risk in the general population:large-scale external validation of prediction models in the AGES-Reykjavik study

Vonk Jet M J, Greving Jacoba P, Gudnason Vilmundur, Launer Lenore J, Geerlings Mirjam I 2021, In: European Journal of Epidemiology. 36 , p. 1025-1041 17 p.

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