Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nyaz Didehbani, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist and neuropsychologist. She is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in neuropsychological assessment, with a primary interest in examining individuals with sports-related concussion and neurocognitive disorders.
Dr. Didehbani earned her master’s degree in psychology and her doctoral degree in clinical health psychology at the University of North Texas. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the University of Texas at Dallas.
She joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2015 and is Co-Director of the Neurorehabilitation Program at UT Southwestern Frisco. Her departmental activities include research and neuropsychological evaluation of people with known or suspected neurological disorders, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), dementia, and epilepsy. She is also a consultant for the Dallas Stars.
She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Texas Psychological Association Legislative Committee and the International Neuropsychological Society. In addition, she serves on the Executive Board of the Sports Neuropsychology Society as Member-at-Large and Co-Chair of the newly formed Social and Cultural Equity in Sports Task Force, and Committee Chair of the National Academy of Neuropsychology’s Women in Leadership Committee. She is a Fellow for the Sports Neuropsychology Society and National Academy of Neuropsychology.
Dr. Didehbani’s current research focuses on the longitudinal effects of head impact in youth athletes and the aging effects of TBI. She has published in numerous academic articles and two book chapters.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
12:35 PM – 1:50 PM ET