Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner

Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Rehabilitation Medicine

Research Topics:

Behavioral Health, Brain, Cognitive Neuroscience, Diversity, Memory, Neuroscience, Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord, Thalamus

Dr. Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner is an Associate Professor of Research in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York, NY. She serves as the Director of Spinal Cord Injury Research, a Senior Investigator in the Brain Injury Research Center, and the Director of Rehabilitation Research Education. She is also the Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of the Brain Injury Association of California. She is an emeritus member of the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists’ Board of Governors and a current member the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Board of Governors. Stephanie is the 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 Traumatic Brain Injury development project. She also serves on the Community Advisory Board of the DOD-funded Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium and as the Co-Chair of the 4th Federal Interagency Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury. Stephanie has over 20 years progressively independent experience in research related to brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, and other neurologic disorders. To date, Dr. Kolakowsky-Hayner 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.


PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University