Sandi Chapman

Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair
Director - Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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Center for BrainHealth

Research Areas

Research Interests
Dr. Chapman’s scientific study elucidates and applies novel approaches to improve brain performance across the lifespan in health, injury and disease.


A Novel BrainHealth Index Prototype Improved by Telehealth- Delivered Training During COVID-19. 2021 - Journal Article
Efficacy of cognitive training when translated from the laboratory to the wild. 2021 - Journal Article
Relationship of Parieto-Occipital Brain Energy Phosphate Metabolism and Cognition Using 31P MRS at 7-Tesla in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment. 2020 - Journal Article
A Brain Capital Grand Strategy: Toward Economic Reimagination. 2020 - Journal Article
The peripheral effect of electrical stimulation on brain circuits involving memory. 2020 - Journal Article
Distinct Brain and Behavioral Benefits from Cognitive vs. Physical Training: A Randomized Trial in Aging Adults. 2016 - Journal Article

Additional Information

Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD, Founder and Chief Director of the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, Dee Wyly Distinguished University Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, is committed to enhancing human cognitive capacity and the underlying brain systems across the lifespan. A cognitive neuroscientist with more than 50 funded research grants and 200+ publications, Dr. Chapman is one of the pioneers who is creating the new field of brain health. Her team is defining, measuring, improving and scaling brain health fitness protocols to reach people around the world.

Through her efforts, the Center for BrainHealth launched its Brain Performance Institute in 2017 as the translation arm to deliver rapidly emerging discoveries in cognitive brain health to the public. She spearheaded the UT Dallas BrainHealth Imaging Center, which opened in 2019 with a unique focus on developing objective measurements of gains in brain systems following interventions. Dr. Chapman is co-creator of The BrainHealth Project™, an international, multi-year collaboration of 32 of the world’s leading brain health experts uniquely focused on doubling peak brain performance, inoculating against decline and extending brain capacity to match our longer lifespan.