Aspen Brain Lab

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Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman


Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman

is Founder and Chief Director of the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas, where she holds the Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair. A cognitive neuroscientist with 50+ funded research grants and 200+ publications, she is committed to enhancing human cognitive capacity and the underlying brain systems across the lifespan. She applies novel approaches to advance integrated reasoning and strategic memory, strengthen resilience and healthy brain development, and expand innovative thinking.

One of the pioneers creating the field of brain health, in 2017 she launched the Brain Performance Institute to deliver rapidly emerging discoveries in cognitive brain health to the public. Dr. Chapman is also the co-leader of The BrainHealth Project, an international, multi-year research collaboration of brain scientists and change-makers focused on harnessing the brain’s potential to lengthen and strengthen its functionality.

After starting out as a math major at The University of Texas - Austin, Dr. Chapman shifted to a clinical focus, receiving a BA and MA in Communication Disorders from the University of North Texas, where she was later recognized as one of the top 100 graduates in its 100-year history. She received her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from The University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Chapman is also the author of Make Your Brain Smarter: Increase Your Brain's Creativity, Energy, and Focus. More at

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