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Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman

January 1, 2019

2007 – Dallas, Texas

Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman is the founder and Chief Director of The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Center for BrainHealth. Dr. Chapman holds the Dee Wyly Distinguished Chair in BrainHealth and is a professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at UTD. She plays a lead role in advancing how we understand, protect, and heal cognitive brain function in brain injury, brain disease, and healthy brain development across the lifespan. Brain health is a cause that touches every single life. As Director of UTD Center for BrainHealth, her vision is to advance Dallas-Fort Worth as a world leader in brain health solutions by translating the latest brain research into more rapid delivery of cognitive brain treatments, a process that typically takes 1-2 generations before individuals benefit. Until recently, our whole idea of fitness stopped at the neck. Now, thanks to new breakthroughs in brain science we are discovering key ways to build a healthy brain and bring repair to brain injury and disease. Dr. Chapman’s key research areas are devoted to (a) developing more sensitive diagnostic measures, (b) designing and testing cutting-edge cognitive treatments to build stronger brain function, and (c) measuring brain and real life improvements in response to new treatments. Her research, with more than 100 publications and 30 funded research grants, spans the age spectrum from studies that evaluate the brain’s capacity to rewire in brain-injured children and adolescents to studies focused on understanding the potential for plasticity throughout adulthood into advanced age. She developed diagnostic measures and high level cognitive treatment protocols to maximize cognitive function in individuals with a wide array of brain concerns including, but not limited to, brain injury, stroke, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease and other progressive brain diseases, autism, and schizophrenia, as well as healthy brain function throughout life. Dr. Chapman collaborates with scientists across the country to solve some of the m