Julie Eisengart, PhD, LP

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Julie Eisengart

Contact Info

eisen139@umn.edu

Fax 612-624-7681

Office Address:
12-160 PWB
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Department of Pediatrics
MMC 486
8486A
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty Member, Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience

Faculty Member, Center for Neurobehavioral Development

Team Member, Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) Center

Team Member, Leukodystrophy Center


Pediatric Neuropsychologist


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pediatric Neuropsychology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

MA, Developmental Psychology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

Summary

Dr. Eisengart is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Northwestern University and completed her psychology internship at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She continued training at the University of Minnesota through a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology. Dr. Eisengart's research focuses on the natural histories and treatment outcomes of rare diseases involving the central nervous system, particularly lysosomal storage disorders. As part of this research she examines longitudinal relationships between brain structure and function in these diseases. Clinically, Dr. Eisengart conducts neuropsychological evaluations on a broad range of patients from infancy to young adulthood, including not only those with rare diseases, but also those with other neurologic or neurodevelopmental involvement. Dr. Eisengart values her role in training future psychologists and supporting their development into independent, balanced professionals. She is a member of the Center for Neurobehavioral Development at the University of Minnesota, the Lysosomal Disease Network, the International Neuropsychological Society, and the American Psychological Association/Division 40.

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Natural Histories and Treatment Outcomes of Rare Diseases Involving the Central Nervous System
  • Lysosomal Storage Disorders

Clinical

Clinics

Pediatric Specialty Care-Discovery Clinic

Clinical Interests

Rare Genetic Diseases of Childhood; Storage and Metabolic Disorders; Pre- and Post-Transplant Evaluation; Prenatal and Perinatal Injury; Traumatic Brain Injury; Complex Medical Involvement

Clinical Experience Statement

Dr. Eisengart uses a systems approach to understanding the infants, children, adolescents and young adults who she evaluates neuropsychologically. That is, she believes it is critical to take into account how the young person’s relationships and multiple environments (home, school, community, etc.) influence functioning, and to use this information as part of the process for interpreting results of performance on neuropsychological evaluations. Dr. Eisengart cares about all of her patients as un