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Carrie Esopenko, PhD

Dr. Esopenko completed her PhD in psychology at the University of Saskatchewan followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences (affiliated with the University of Toronto). Her postdoctoral research examined the long-term effects of repetitive concussions in retired professional hockey players. 

She is now an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University in the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science, in the School of Health Professions. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Health Informatics and is a Full Faculty Member in the School of Graduate Studies and Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology.

Dr. Esopenko is the Principal Investigator for Rutgers University’s involvement in the Big 10/Ivy League Epidemiology of Concussion Study and is the Chair of the ENIGMA Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Working Group. Her research focuses on developing sex-specific assessment and prevention strategies for sports-related concussion in collegiate student athletes, as well as examining the psychiatric, cognitive, and neuronal outcomes in women who have experienced IPV-related traumatic brain injury.