Dr. Mark L. Ettenhofer is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Adjunct) at UCSD, Sr. Research Neuropsychologist for the Defense Health Agency Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence (DHA TBICoE) at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), and Research Scientist at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. He completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Michigan State University, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.
Dr. Ettenhofer’s research focuses on the development and evaluation of novel approaches for assessment and rehabilitation of neurocognitive impairment related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and neurodegenerative conditions. His interdisciplinary program of research draws upon collaborations with investigators in neurology, psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine, radiology, and behavioral medicine at many federal, military, and public research and healthcare institutions, as well as strategic partnerships with industry. He has conducted and published research examining brain function, eye movements, neuroimaging, and functional abilities in a wide range of neurocognitive conditions, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and normal aging. Dr. Ettenhofer’s research has been supported by multiple federal agencies, including the Congressionally-Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the DHA TBICoE, and the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM).