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Kim Gorgens  

Kim Gorgens studies the brain's response to injury -- and advocates that we mind our (gray) matter.

As a neuropsychologist working in the field of brain injuries, Kim Gorgens has seen firsthand the damage sports-related impacts can do.

And as chair of the State of Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund Board and a member of the Brain Injury Legislative Collaborative, she’s working to shape Colorado law around youth sports injuries.

Kim Gorgens is a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver and teaches the Psychophysiology and Clinical Neuropsychology sequence at the doctoral level and several courses in the Forensic Psychology and International Disaster Psychology Master’s Degree programs.

She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology, and has worked extensively with medical patients in various settings.

In her outpatient practice, she worked with a multi-disciplinary team to research and address issues of patient compliance and the early identification of behavioral and emotional risk factors associated with poor treatment outcome. She also engages in community education and outreach in areas of disability awareness, biopsychosocial models and criminality and serves on the board of the Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund, Colorado Neuropsychological Society and Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology).

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How the Brain Works

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