REBECCA AFFOO 

 

Bio
Dr. Rebecca Affoo is a Speech-Language Pathologist and an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Dalhousie University. Her research is focused on advancing understanding of the interrelationships between salivary secretion, oral health, and oropharyngeal swallowing to inform the development of novel therapies for remediating eating and swallowing in older adults to maintain adequate nutritional intake, decrease the risk of developing morbidities such as aspiration pneumonia and conditions such as frailty, and improve quality of life. She is also passionate about evidence-based education and student learning.

Education
BHSc, Health Science, University of Western Ontario
MClSc, Speech-Language Pathology, University of Western Ontario
PhD, Health and Rehabilitation, University of Western Ontario


Research Interests
Age-related changes to eating and swallowing
Eating and swallowing in persons with dementia
Eating and swallowing rehabilitation
Evidence-based education in the health professions

Email: rebecca.affoo@dal.ca

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Healthy Populations Institute (HPI)
Dalhousie University
1318 Robie Street, Box 15000
Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2

Telephone:(902) 494-2240

Email: hpi@dal.ca