Julie Eisengart

Associate Professor, Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Neurodevelopmental Program in Rare Disease
Faculty, Center for Neurobehavioral Development
Team Member, Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) Center
Team Member, Leukodystrophy Center


Dr. Julie Eisengart is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and the Director of the Neurodevelopmental Program in Rare Disease. As a pediatric neuropsychologist, she specializes in rare neurodegenerative disorders of childhood as well as a range of complex medical conditions, and she works with patients from infancy to young adulthood. Her clinical interests include assessing the strengths and needs of children affected by complex medical diagnoses, throughout their medical journeys, to optimize whole-child, whole-family care and supports. As a clinical supervisor and mentor, she values her role in training future psychologists and supporting their development into independent, balanced professionals.
Dr. Eisengart's research focuses on the changing relationships between brain structure, biochemical abnormalities, and brain function in rare disease, with the goal of predicting outcomes and improving supportive planning. She has been heavily involved in examining outcomes of early diagnosis, newborn screening, and/or novel therapies for rare disease. Her research extends to defining and measuring aspects of disease that are under-represented in the clinical and research communities but are important and meaningful to patients and their families, such as neurobehavioral symptoms and the caregiver lived experience.

Research Summary

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

Clinical Summary

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


PhD in Clinical Psychology, PhD in Clinical Psychology
MA in Developmental Psychology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Honors and Recognition

Golden Apple Award for Teaching, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Clinical/Translational Paper of the Year (Assistant Professor), Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota



Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience
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