Welcome to the Gray Matter Lab at San Francisco State University!
The goal of our work is to 1) improve the quality of life for people with aphasia and their family and friends and 2) mentor and train students to develop research skills and clinical acumen.
Mission & Vision Statements
- Our mission is to serve historically marginalized and underrepresented communities (e.g., BIPOC, LBGTQ+, linguistically diverse) and lead the way in developing evidence-based therapy methods for bilingual and multilingual populations with aphasia.
- Our vision is that BIPOC and linguistically diverse populations with aphasia will receive the highest quality of therapy in order to increase communicative effectiveness and quality of life experiences.
The Gray Matter Lab pledges our continued commitment to serve Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and bilingual and multilingual populations that have been historically marginalized and underserved. We are committed to offering BIPOC and linguistically minoritized community members a safe space that is inclusive, respectful, and improves the quality of their lives.
The Gray Matter Lab stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Inequalities and prejudices toward Black lives have long been systematically enshrined in the societal and legislative backbones of our nation. We denounce these inequalities and the systematic racism that Black people have long endured. The murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and many other black lives that have fallen victim to racism and oppression.
We strive to equally support and promote multiculturalism, inclusivity, opportunity, respect, and dignity for all of our members, patients, families, and others who might interact with our lab. Likewise, we recognize and aim to celebrate diversity and honor equality.