Led by founder and chief director Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD, the Center for BrainHealth®, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, is a research institute composed of independent labs that are responsible for more than 60 fully funded research projects that investigate brain health, injury and disease.

Major research areas include the use of functional and structural neuroimaging techniques to better understand the neurobiology supporting cognition and emotion in health and disease.


Empower people of all ages to unlock their brain potential.


Lead scientific research to enhance, protect and restore the brain.


Typically, it can take 20 to 40 years for scientific research to become consumable solutions. At the Center for BrainHealth®, a multidisciplinary team of cognitive neuroscientists, clinicians, imaging specialists, biostatisticians, and neuroengineers work toward the common goal of translating research findings into relevant applications as quickly as possible.

With the support of the UT System, The University of Texas at Dallas, and private philanthropy, the Center launched the Brain Performance Institute™ in 2013 to make these discoveries and actionable findings available to the public.

By delivering science-based innovations that enhance how people think, work, and live, the Center and its Brain Performance Institute™ are empowering people of all ages to unlock their brain potential.


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Since 1969, UT Dallas has grown from one building in a field into a top-tier university.

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UTD alumnus Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman establishes the Center for BrainHealth. The center is home to labs with 60 fully funded research projects including youth brain injury assessment, caregiver training, law enforcement mindfulness training and adolescent reasoning training.

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