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Stephanie A. Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, CBIST, FACRM

Stephanie A. Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD, CBIST, FACRM

Member-at-Large, ACRM Board of Governors
Director of Research and Development
Stanford University, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford Concussion and Brain Performance Center

Stephanie A. Kolakowsky-Hayner is a new Project Manager in Stanford University School of Medicine’s Department of Neurosurgery, Concussion and Brain Performance Center. Until March 2015, she was the Director of Rehabilitation Research at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) in San Jose, CA, and was the Project Co-Director of the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) funded Northern California Traumatic Brain Injury Model System of Care Follow-up Center and the Northern California Spinal Cord Injury Model System of Care Follow-up Center, and the Partnering-PI for the DoD-funded study of rTMS: A Treatment to Restore Function after Severe TBI; a project to improve functional recovery for persons remaining in vegetative or minimally conscious state 3 to 12 months after severe TBI. In her role at SCVMC she oversaw the brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, and amputee peer support programs with over 100 active participants and was also instrumental in securing funding for TBI Matters, a community-based quarterly education series.

Stephanie serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Brain Injury Association of California, and is a member of the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists’ (ACBIS) Board of Governors and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Board of Governors. She has over 20 years progressively independent experience in research related activities including literature review, database creation and maintenance, data collection, data cleaning, statistical analyses, coordination of multi-site research projects, maintaining project integrity, dissemination of findings, editing, supervision of junior and senior level research staff and students, and report, manuscript, book chapter, and grant writing.

To date, Dr. Kolakowsky-Hayner has made more than 170 professional presentations and published over 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and other information materials for professionals and consumers with disabilities.