Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
San Jose, California
Dr. Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, CBIST, FACRM is an Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Human Performance, Icahn School of Medicine, Mt. Sinai, Co-Investigator on the NIDILRR-funded NY TBI and SCI Model Systems, Co-Investigator on the NJ Commission on SCI Research funded Informing Identification of Neuropathic Pain Phenotypes in People with SCI, and Co-Director for the Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation funded Development of a Consumer Guide for the Prevention of VTE in Individuals with SCI. She serves as Recruitment and Neuropsychological Outcome Consultant for the multicenter NIH-funded Central Thalamic Stimulation for TBI study. She is a member of the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists’ (ACBIS) Board of Governors (BOG), Chair of the ACBIC Educational and International Committees; American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) BOG, Co-Chair of the ACRM Program Committee; Immediate Past Chair of the Early Career Development Course; Pink Concussions Professional Advisory Board, and Independence Care Systems SCI Advisory Committee. Dr. Kolakowsky-Hayner is Chief Methodologist and Vocational-Community Issues Panel Chair for the Brain Injury Association of America and Mount Sinai’s Guidelines for Rehabilitation and Chronic Disease Management of Adults with Moderate to Severe TBI development project. She serves on the Community Advisory Board of the DOD-funded Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium and is Co-Chair of the 4th Federal Interagency Conference on TBI. In the past, Dr. Kolakowsky-Hayner’s work with the American Spinal Injury Association Prevention Committee lead to their wide-spread distracted diving campaign and publications and presentations to prevent the use of cell phones and other distractions while driving; a primary prevention campaign to reduce motor vehicle crashes and subsequent long-term disability and death. Dr. Kolakowsky-Hayner has over 20 years’ experience in research, education, outreach, advocacy and administration in the field of neurologic disabilities and injury prevention and control. She is a recognized leader in the field with extensive experience developing and executing mentoring programs and was honored as the 2018 recipient of the ACRM Early Career Outstanding Mentoring Award, as well as the 2018 BIACAL Outstanding Brain Injury Professional Award, and the 2018 ACRM Distinguished Member Award. She has made over 200 professional presentations and published over 220 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and other information materials for professionals and consumers with disabilities.
Tuesday, November 5
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday, November 8
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM