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Weston Resident Yael Arbel Joins MGH Institute of Health Professions as Clinical Assistant Professor

BOSTON - Weston resident Yael Arbel, PhD, CCC-SLP, has joined MGH Institute of Health Professions as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Dr. Arbel supervises graduate students in the Institute's Speech-Language and Literacy Center at the Boston graduate school. In addition, Dr. Arbel is researching typical and atypical executive functions using neurophysiological measures. More specifically, she is interested in the extent to which variance in feedback processing accounts for differences in learning efficiency and for individual differences in learning abilities.  

Prior to joining the MGH Institute, Dr. Arbel served as an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Florida, where she taught courses in the area of language development and disorders, and where she conducted research in the Cognitive Psychophysiology Laboratory housed in the department of Psychology. 

Dr. Arbel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from Tel-Aviv University in 1997, a Master of Sciences degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2002, and a PhD in Human Development and Communication Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2005.

MGH Institute of Health Professions, founded by Massachusetts General Hospital in 1977, is the only degree-granting affiliate of the renowned Partners HealthCare. A progressive leader in developing compre­hensive models of health professions education, the MGH Institute prepares advanced practice professionals in the fields of communication sciences and disorders, nursing, physical therapy, health professions education, and rehabilitation sciences through a distinctive combination of academic study, clinical practice, and research. Close to 1,300 students are enrolled in graduate level and certificate programs, with an increasing number of courses available online. The MGH Institute is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

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