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Carrie Esopenko, PhD

About Me

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) in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Carrie Esopenko then worked as an Assistant Professor in the School of Health Professions at Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences until 2022. She is now an Associate Professor in the Brain Injury Research Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She still holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor position in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, as well as in the Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion Center at the University of Utah.

Her research examines the sub-acute, chronic, and long-term effects of brain injury and repetitive head impacts on cognitive, neural, and psychological health in women with exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV), military sexual trauma (MST), and blast-related injury. Her work also focuses on developing sex-specific prevention and assessment strategies for in athletes who experience sports-related concussions and repetitive head impacts, and outcomes associated with these injuries.

Dr. Esopenko is the Lead Investigator of the ENIGMA IPV Working Group, a global collaboration seeking to examine the effects of IPV-related brain injury. She is also a member of the ENIGMA Sports-Related Brain Injury, Military, and TBI Working Groups, as well as the Co-Principal Investigator for Rutgers University’s involvement in the Ivy League/Big Ten Epidemiology of Concussion Study and the Big Ten COVID-19 Cardiac Registry.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Rehabilitation and Human Performance