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A headshot photo of Kris Martens.

Kris Martens, PhD

Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Contact Information


  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Neuroscience
  • Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute

Graduate Training

  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale


  • Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience in Lethbridge, AB
  • University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C.

Research Interests

Dr. Martens’ research interests are varied, but her ultimate goal is to help individuals recover function following injury, particularly in the case of traumatic brain injury (TBI). She uses a variety of techniques including behavioral, histopathological, and microbiological in order to assess the chronic cognitive impairments that occur as a result of injury. The research of Dr. Martens will be conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Vonder Haar. The overarching goal of his laboratory is to find viable treatment options for the long-term dysfunction that occurs as a result of TBI.