Yana Yunusova, PhD


Dr. Yana Yunusova received her PhD in Communicative Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005 and joined University of Toronto in 2007. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) and recently served as an Acting Director in the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute (RSI). She is an Associate Scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute and a Senior Scientist at UHN Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (KITE). She is a certified Speech Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP, Reg. CASLPO).

Dr. Yunusova's research is devoted to understanding how human brain controls the ability to speak and the mechanisms responsible for the loss of orofacial motor control and speech communication in neurological diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke. Her thriving research program is focused on the development of cutting-edge technologies for automatic assessment of orofacial dysfunction and speech disorders and novel methods of speech therapy that aim to impact clinical practice in the fields of speech language pathology and neurology.

For a list of Dr. Yunusova's publications, please visit PubMed, Scopus or ORCID.

Senior Scientist, KITE (TRI)
Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto
Associate Scientist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre