Stephanie A. Kolakowsky-Hayner, PhD
Director of Rehabilitation Research
Rehabilitation Research Center Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Dr. Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner is the Director of Rehabilitation Research at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA. She is the Project Director of the 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. Dr. Kolakowsky-Hayner holds an appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor Affiliated in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine and is also a the Vice-Chair of the Brain Injury Association of California Board of Directors. In addition to being the proud mom of 5 school-aged children, she actively serves on the ACBIS Board of Governors, and the Bay Area Brain Injury Task Force, American Spinal Injury Association’s Prevention Committee and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine’s Early Career Committee, Early Career Course Planning Committee, Policy and Legislation Committee, and is the co-lead for the conference planning subcommittee of International Networking Group. Dr. Kolakowsky-Hayner’s main interests include peer mentoring, ethnicity and cultural issues, return to work, family and caregiver needs, and substance use after injury. To date, Dr. Kolakowsky-Hayner has made more than 130 professional presentations and published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and other information materials for professionals and consumers with disabilities.
Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury