Jet Vonk, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of Groningen, NetherlandsMA08/2012Neurolinguistics
    CUNY Graduate Center, New YorkPHD09/2017Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
    Utrecht University, NetherlandsMS11/2020Epidemiology
    Utrecht University, NetherlandsPostdoc09/2020Neuroepidemiology
    Columbia University, New YorkPostdoc04/2022Cognitive Neuroscience
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    CUNY Graduate Center2013  - 2015Fulbright Scholarship

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    Jet Vonk is an Assistant Professor at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, Department of Neurology. She received her PhD degree in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences from the City University of New York Graduate Center, with a focus on neurolinguistics and cognitive science. She also maintains an affiliation with the Department of Epidemiology at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, where she is currently obtaining a second PhD in Epidemiology.

    Her research focuses on the timing and mechanisms of cognitive decline in relation to aging and dementia using linguistic, neuroimaging, and epidemiological methods. Her overall goal is to investigate the evolution of language use and cognitive decline throughout the course of dementia to help accurate and timely diagnosis, with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease and primary progressive aphasia. Previous work has focused on detecting subtle semantic memory impairment in preclinical dementia, developing novel cognitive markers related to biomarkers and future clinical outcomes, and investigating the effects of biological and sociodemographic variables on cognitive and language decline.

    Her work is funded by an NWO Talent Programme Veni Grant and NIH K99/R00 Award. A complete list of her published peer-reviewed work is available here.

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    Preclinical markers of Alzheimer's disease using psycholinguistic semantic measures
    NIH K99AG066934May 1, 2020 - Apr 30, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Consideration of sex and gender in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders from a global perspective. Alzheimers Dement. 2022 Apr 08. Mielke MM, Aggarwal NT, Vila-Castelar C, Agarwal P, Arenaza-Urquijo EM, Brett B, Brugulat-Serrat A, DuBose LE, Eikelboom WS, Flatt J, Foldi NS, Franzen S, Gilsanz P, Li W, McManus AJ, van Lent DM, Milani SA, Shaaban CE, Stites SD, Sundermann E, Suryadevara V, Trani JF, Turner AD, Vonk JMJ, Quiroz YT, Babulal GM, Diversity and Disparity Professional Interest Area Sex and Gender Special Interest Group. PMID: 35394117.
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    2. Cross-national harmonization of cognitive measures across HRS HCAP (USA) and LASI-DAD (India). PLoS One. 2022; 17(2):e0264166. Vonk JMJ, Gross AL, Zammit AR, Bertola L, Avila JF, Jutten RJ, Gaynor LS, Suemoto CK, Kobayashi LC, O'Connell ME, Elugbadebo O, Amofa PA, Staffaroni AM, Arce Rentería M, Turney IC, Jones RN, Manly JJ, Lee J, Zahodne LB. PMID: 35213581; PMCID: PMC8880818.
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    3. The role of cognitive and brain reserve in memory decline and atrophy rate in mid and late-life: The SMART-MR study. Cortex. 2022 03; 148:204-214. Vonk JMJ, Ghaznawi R, Zwartbol MHT, Stern Y, Geerlings MI, UCC-SMART-Study Group. PMID: 35189525.
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    4. Association of childhood maltreatment and cortisol with the severity and stability of depression symptoms. J Affect Disord. 2022 02 15; 299:559-567. Scarth M, Vonk JMJ, Gerritsen L, GGeerlings MI, UCC-SMART Study Group. PMID: 34936915.
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    5. Predictors of Incident Mild Cognitive Impairment and Its Course in a Diverse Community-Based Population. Neurology. 2022 01 04; 98(1):e15-e26. Angevaare MJ, Vonk JMJ, Bertola L, Zahodne L, Watson CW, Boehme A, Schupf N, Mayeux R, Geerlings MI, Manly JJ. PMID: 34853178; PMCID: PMC8726570.
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    6. Cross-sectional associations of tau protein biomarkers with semantic and episodic memory in older adults without dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Ageing Res Rev. 2021 11; 71:101449. Pelgrim TAD, Beran M, Twait EL, Geerlings MI, Vonk JMJ. PMID: 34400308.
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    7. Midlife Vascular Factors and Prevalence of Mild Cognitive Impairment in Late-Life in Mexico. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2022 04; 28(4):351-361. Arce Rentería M, Manly JJ, Vonk JMJ, Mejia Arango S, Michaels Obregon A, Samper-Ternent R, Wong R, Barral S, Tosto G. PMID: 34376262; PMCID: PMC8831650.
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    8. Dementia risk in the general population: large-scale external validation of prediction models in the AGES-Reykjavik study. Eur J Epidemiol. 2021 Oct; 36(10):1025-1041. Vonk JMJ, Greving JP, Gudnason V, Launer LJ, Geerlings MI. PMID: 34308533; PMCID: PMC8542560.
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    9. Cross-sectional associations of amyloid burden with semantic cognition in older adults without dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Mech Ageing Dev. 2020 12; 192:111386. Vonk JMJ, Twait EL, Scholten RJPM, Geerlings MI. PMID: 33091462; PMCID: PMC7952036.
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    10. Demographic Effects on Longitudinal Semantic Processing, Working Memory, and Cognitive Speed. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2020 10 16; 75(9):1850-1862. Vonk JMJ, Higby E, Nikolaev A, Cahana-Amitay D, Spiro A, Albert ML, Obler LK. PMID: 32609841; PMCID: PMC7759739.
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    11. Education differentially contributes to cognitive reserve across racial/ethnic groups. Alzheimers Dement. 2021 01; 17(1):70-80. Avila JF, Rentería MA, Jones RN, Vonk JMJ, Turney I, Sol K, Seblova D, Arias F, Hill-Jarrett T, Levy SA, Meyer O, Racine AM, Tom SE, Melrose RJ, Deters K, Medina LD, Carrión CI, Díaz-Santos M, Byrd DR, Chesebro A, Colon J, Igwe KC, Maas B, Brickman AM, Schupf N, Mayeux R, Manly JJ. PMID: 32827354; PMCID: PMC8376080.
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    12. Semantic loss marks early Alzheimer's disease-related neurodegeneration in older adults without dementia. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2020; 12(1):e12066. Vonk JMJ, Bouteloup V, Mangin JF, Dubois B, Blanc F, Gabelle A, Ceccaldi M, Annweiler C, Krolak-Salmon P, Belin C, Rivasseau-Jonveaux T, Julian A, Sellal F, Magnin E, Chupin M, Habert MO, Chêne G, Dufouil C, MEMENTO cohort Study Group. PMID: 32775598; PMCID: PMC7403823.
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    13. Family Ties and Aging in a Multiethnic Cohort. J Aging Health. 2020 12; 32(10):1464-1474. Ying G, Vonk JMJ, Sol K, Brickman AM, Manly JJ, Zahodne LB. PMID: 32600080; PMCID: PMC8312351.
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    14. Illiteracy, dementia risk, and cognitive trajectories among older adults with low education. Neurology. 2019 12 10; 93(24):e2247-e2256. Arce Rentería M, Vonk JMJ, Felix G, Avila JF, Zahodne LB, Dalchand E, Frazer KM, Martinez MN, Shouel HL, Manly JJ. PMID: 31722961; PMCID: PMC6937498.
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    15. Secular trends in cognitive trajectories of diverse older adults. Alzheimers Dement. 2019 12; 15(12):1576-1587. Vonk JMJ, Arce Rentería M, Avila JF, Schupf N, Noble JM, Mayeux R, Brickman AM, Manly JJ. PMID: 31672483; PMCID: PMC6925643.
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    16. Sex/gender differences in cognitive trajectories vary as a function of race/ethnicity. Alzheimers Dement. 2019 12; 15(12):1516-1523. Avila JF, Vonk JMJ, Verney SP, Witkiewitz K, Arce Rentería M, Schupf N, Mayeux R, Manly JJ. PMID: 31606366; PMCID: PMC6925640.
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    17. Systematic review of subjective memory measures to inform assessing memory limitations after stroke and stroke-related aphasia. Disabil Rehabil. 2021 06; 43(11):1488-1506. Salis C, Murray L, Vonk JMJ. PMID: 31559870.
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    18. Semantic and lexical features of words dissimilarly affected by non-fluent, logopenic, and semantic primary progressive aphasia. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2019 11; 25(10):1011-1022. Vonk JMJ, Jonkers R, Hubbard HI, Gorno-Tempini ML, Brickman AM, Obler LK. PMID: 31511121; PMCID: PMC6879829.
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    19. Verbal Semantics and the Left Dorsolateral Anterior Temporal Lobe: A Longitudinal Case of Bilateral Temporal Degeneration. Aphasiology. 2020; 34(7):865-885. Vonk JMJ, Borghesani V, Battistella G, Younes K, DeLeon J, Welch A, Hubbard HI, Miller ZA, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML. PMID: 33012947; PMCID: PMC7529336.
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    20. Measurement invariance of neuropsychological measures of cognitive aging across race/ethnicity by sex/gender groups. Neuropsychology. 2020 Jan; 34(1):3-14. Avila JF, Rentería MA, Witkiewitz K, Verney SP, Vonk JMJ, Manly JJ. PMID: 31464473; PMCID: PMC8377699.
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    21. Dynamic change of cognitive reserve: associations with changes in brain, cognition, and diagnosis. Neurobiol Aging. 2019 11; 83:95-104. Bettcher BM, Gross AL, Gavett BE, Widaman KF, Fletcher E, Dowling NM, Buckley RF, Arenaza-Urquijo EM, Zahodne LB, Hohman TJ, Vonk JMJ, Rentz DM, Mungas D. PMID: 31585371; PMCID: PMC6977973.
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    22. Letter and Category Fluency Performance Correlates with Distinct Patterns of Cortical Thickness in Older Adults. Cereb Cortex. 2019 06 01; 29(6):2694-2700. Vonk JMJ, Rizvi B, Lao PJ, Budge M, Manly JJ, Mayeux R, Brickman AM. PMID: 29893804; PMCID: PMC6519688.
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    23. Levels of Abstractness in Semantic Noun and Verb Processing: The Role of Sensory-Perceptual and Sensory-Motor Information. J Psycholinguist Res. 2019 Jun; 48(3):601-615. Vonk JMJ, Obler LK, Jonkers R. PMID: 30603869.
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    24. Education Moderates the Relation Between APOE ɛ4 and Memory in Nondemented Non-Hispanic Black Older Adults. J Alzheimers Dis. 2019; 72(2):495-506. Vonk JMJ, Arce Rentería M, Medina VM, Pericak-Vance MA, Byrd GS, Haines J, Brickman AM, Manly JJ. PMID: 31594222; PMCID: PMC8876947.
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    25. Semantic network function captured by word frequency in nondemented APOE ε4 carriers. Neuropsychology. 2019 Feb; 33(2):256-262. Vonk JMJ, Flores RJ, Rosado D, Qian C, Cabo R, Habegger J, Louie K, Allocco E, Brickman AM, Manly JJ. PMID: 30489116; PMCID: PMC6466625.
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    26. A cross-linguistic comparison of category and letter fluency: Mandarin and English. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove). 2019 03; 72(3):651-660. Eng N, Vonk JMJ, Salzberger M, Yoo N. PMID: 29512423.
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    27. The Contribution of Semantic Features to the White Matter Pathways of Tool Processing. J Neurosci. 2015 09 16; 35(37):12609-11. Vonk JMJ. PMID: 26377451; PMCID: PMC6795205.
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