Patrick Doyle, PhD
Dr. Patrick J. Doyle is a Speech Language Pathologist whose clinical and research work is focused on the rehabilitation of language processing disorders following brain injury. He is an Associate Professor of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh, a Fellow of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, and has received the Honors of the Association of VA Speech Language Pathologists. Dr. Doyle previously served as a Visiting Scientist in the Assessment, Classification and Epidemiology Unit of the World Health Organization in Geneva Switzerland where he collaborated on the WHO Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS II) multi-country field trial, and the revision of the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF). Dr. Doyle is the developer of the Burden of Stroke Scale (BOSS), the Aphasia Communication Outcome Measure (ACOM), and the Founding Director of the Program for Intensive Residential Aphasia Treatment & Education (PIRATE), which serves as a nationwide resource within VHA for the rehabilitation of brain-injured Veterans with aphasia and related disorders, and as a clinical trial center for aphasia intervention and outcomes research. Dr. Doyle has received continuous merit review support since 1984 and has authored over 70 peer-reviewed research and scholarly publications. His current work is focused on dosage, cognitive and neuroanatomical predictors of treatment outcome in stroke survivors with aphasia, and the effects of massed versus distributed practice schedules on speech production skills in stroke survivor’s with apraxia of speech.