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