Argye Hillis, MD

Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Hillis’ research aims to improve the understanding of how language and other cognitive functions are represented and carried out in the brain, how they recover after injury, and how understanding these processes can contribute to evaluation and treatment of stroke and dementia. Her investigations combine longitudinal task-related and task-free functional imaging and structural imaging from the acute stage of stroke through the first year of recovery, with detailed cognitive and language assessments, to improve our understanding how these functions recover after stroke. Her other avenue of research involves novel treatment studies and longitudinal imaging studies of Primary Progressive Aphasia.