Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Olivia E. Podolak, MD

Olivia Podolak- CHOP CIRP
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Olivia E. Podolak, MD joined CIRP in September 2016 and in 2018 transitioned to her current role as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. She currently works alongside the CIRP Concussion Team exploring pediatric concussion. Her role includes supporting the portfolio of concussion projects within the department, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Concussion Care for Kids: Minds Matter program, and the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, she works in the clinical setting within the CHOP Sports Medicine Clinics and within the community on various studies aimed to improve the understanding, treatment, and rehabilitation of pediatric concussion.

Dr. Podolak comes to CIRP from Poznan University of Medical Sciences in Poznan, Poland where she received her medical degree. Her research interest is focused on pediatric concussion, which began while in medical school under the mentorship of Dr. Christina Master.

Dr. Podolak can be reached by e-mail at

Research Interests

pediatric concussion


CARE Consortium, Objective Measures for Pediatric Concussion, Enhancement of Pediatric Concussion Management and Diagnosis