Professor Kalpakjian’s research program centers on disability and rehabilitation, with a dual focus on women’s health and psychological outcomes. She also has a strong interest in outcomes measurement development and validation, which cuts across these areas. Other research focuses on menopause and health in midlife women with spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury, gender differences in health and well-being after SCI, depression risk after injury, the effect of stress on physiological and psychological parameters in the context of disability, and the psychosocial aspects of aging in women with disabilities.
- Ph.D., Clinical and Rehabilitation Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology
- M.S., Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis, University of Michigan
- M.S., Rehabilitation Counseling, Illinois Institute of Technology
- B.A.. Philosophy, Kenyon College