Jennifer Niskala Apps, PhD

Associate professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin

Office Locations

8915 W. Connell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226
414-266-3295 (office)
414-266-3339 (clinic)
414-337-8000 (Concussion Clinic)


The identification and management of head injury in developing children and adolescents is an evolving and complex science. Dr. Apps believes in working with parents and children together, ensuring the entire family understands the child’s recovery process. Any event that disturbs the development of a child or teen has wide reaching impact, and she attempts to provide comprehensive assessment and treatment planning that addresses a child’s needs across all environments, to ensure whole recovery.

Areas of Interest
  • Psychology
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental delays
  • Child development
  • Preschool and early developmental disorders
  • Concussion management

Education & Awards

  • 2000, Childrens Medical Center (Dallas, TX), Post Doctoral Residency
  • 1998, University of Texas (Dallas, TX), PhD

Research & Publications

  • From the Exceptional to the Common Place.
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Concussion: Diagnosis, Management, and Outcomes. Springer Publishers. (2012).
  • Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. 
  • A Concise Guide for Medical Students, Residents, and Medical Practitioners (2013).
  • Exhibition submission for 2013 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, Section on Emergency Medicine.