Karine Marcotte, Ph.D.

Regular researcher, CIUSSS-NIM Research Center
Associate Professor, School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal


Post-doctoral fellowship, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto
Doctorate in biomedical sciences, option speech therapy, Université de Montréal
Master's degree in speech therapy and audiology, Université de Montréal
Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Université de Montréal

Research interests

Neurobiological basis of language processing in acquired language disorders (aphasia, primary progressive aphasia and head trauma)

Impact of early and intensive intervention on recovery from acute and chronic acquired language disorders (aphasia, primary progressive aphasia and head trauma)

Measuring the links between language measures and anatomical correlates of acquired language disorders

Methodological approaches

Language and cognitive tests, neuroimaging


Heart and Stroke Foundation, 2016-2019, renewed 2019-2022

FRQS Salary Award Junior 1 research fellow (2017-2022)

My team

Sarah Martineau

Ph.D. candidate
Université de Montréal

Amélie Brisebois

Ph.D. candidate
Université de Montréal

Alberto Osa Garcia

Ph.D. candidate
Université de Montréal

Tijana Simic

Postdoctoral Fellow
Université de Montréal

Anne-Marie Chouinard

Research Assistant

Selected publications

Osa Garcia, A., Brambati, S.M., Brisebois, A., Désilets-Barnabé, M., Rochon, E., Leonard, C., Desautels, A., et Marcotte, K. (2020). Predicting early post-stroke aphasia recovery from initial aphasia severity. Frontiers in Neurology: Stroke. https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2020.00120

Marcotte, K., Sanchez, E., Arbour, C., Brambati, S.M., Bedetti, C., Martineau, S., Descoteaux, M. et Gosselin, N. (2020). Long-term discourse outcomes and their relationship to white matter damage in moderate to severe adulthood traumatic brain injury. Brain and Language. 204. 104769. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2020.104769

Brisebois, A., Brambati, S.M., Désilets-Barnabé, M., Boucher, J., Osa Garcia, A., Rochon, E., Leonard, C., Desautels, A. & Marcotte, K. (2020). Narrative discourse recovery in acute post-stroke aphasia : the importance of thematic informativeness. Aphasiology. 34 (4), 472-491 https://doi.org/10.1080/02687038.2019.1705661

Martineau, S., Gascon, L., Saltychev, M., Rahal, A., Marcotte, K., Moubayed, S.P. (2020). French translation and validation of the Synkinesis Assessment Questionnaire. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. 1-15. doi:10.1017/cjn.2020.208

Boucher, J., Marcotte, K., Brisebois, A., Courson, M., Desautels, A., Léonard, C., Rochon, E., and Brambati, S.M. (2020). The Clinical Neuropsychologist. 1-16. DOI: 10.1080/13854046.2020.1817563.


Brain changes associated with clinical recovery in aphasia resulting from stroke: a longitudinal study

Speech as a measure of the development and prediction of language skills following a stroke: a longitudinal study

Effectiveness of "mirror effect" rehabilitation in acute Bell's palsy: A feasibility study