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Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD

Sandi Chapman at the brain table, photo credit Trevor Paul.

Chief Director Dee Wyly Distinguished Professor, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Co-Leader, The BrainHealth Project

One of the nation’s preeminent cognitive neuroscientists, Dr. Sandi Chapman furthers our understanding of what makes the brain stronger, faster and last longer. She is committed to enhancing human cognitive capacity and the underlying brain systems across the lifespan.
Dr. Chapman collaborates with researchers and changemakers to democratize access to brain health strategies and tools, expanding the reach of her message to political leaders on Capitol Hill, media strategists across the country and humanitarian agencies across the globe.
She has received more than 50 funded research grants and published 200+ peer-reviewed publications. A sought-after speaker and author, she is also frequently featured in media coverage.

Celebrated International Speaker

Inspiring audiences to take charge of their brain's health and fitness, Dr. Sandi Chapman teams with researchers and leaders around the world to advance the science of brain health, melding her expertise in cognitive neuroscience, brain plasticity, brain imaging, medicine and neuroengineering.

Dr. Sandi Chapman was part of the Think Exponential panel at COP28 in Dubai, asking what if you could double your brain performance?

Think Exponential Panel at COP28

Sponsored by IBM

What do the most pressing issues of our time have in common?
As the only neuroscientist at the 2023 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Dubai (COP28), Dr. Sandi Chapman shared her vision of Brainomics, a new multi-disciplinary field that explores and measures the economic value of improving brain health for individuals, organizations and societies.
Sandra Bond Chapman speaks in Washington, D.C. at the first annual Global Brain Health and Longevity Strategy Meeting, hosted by Social Impact Partners (SIP) in 2023

Global Brain Health Initiative

Washington, D.C.

We must accelerate global efforts to improve brain health and healthy aging
Dr. Chapman was a featured speaker at the first annual 𝙂𝙡𝙤𝙗𝙖𝙡 𝘽𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙇𝙤𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙫𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙎𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙜𝙮 𝙈𝙚𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 – an event hosted by Social Impact Partners that gathered business, nonprofit, government, and youth leaders in Washington, D.C. to create a powerful and progressive strategy for action.
Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman speaking with Dr. Tom Insel during 2023 BrainHealth Week, BrainHealth Presents

Path to Healthier Brains

2023 BrainHealth Presents

Pay attention to the three P's
Why, with so much progress in neuroscience, behavioral science, and technology, are population mental health outcomes so dire? And what each of us can do to put “health” back into mental health? Dr. Chapman speaks with Dr. Tom Insel – neuroscientist, psychiatrist and former director of the National Institute of Mental Health – about a recovery model that includes the 3 P's: people, place, and purpose.

The Key to a Flourishing Community

2023 BrainHealth Week

How can communities double brain health and performance?
Dr. Sandi Chapman caps off the inaugural BrainHealth Week with a panel discussion featuring Dallas-area leaders, putting forward strategies for helping people harness the potential of better brain health and thrive as a community.
Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD presenting to the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus in Washington, DC in 2014

Congressional Neuroscience Caucus

Washington, D.C.

Focus on proactive brain health
Dr. Chapman and Center for BrainHealth organized the first-ever congressional neuroscience caucus focused on the brain's upward potential, in collaboration with the American Brain Coalition (ABC). This event drew senators and representatives from both sides of the aisle, demonstrating that promoting proactive brain health across the lifespan is a bipartisan issue.

Brain Optimization

Aspen Brain Institute Expert Series

Shouldn't your best brain years be ahead?
Cutting-edge science shows you can have a more energized brain and expand your cognitive capacity. Learn what you can do today to extend your brain health and longevity in this conversation with Dr. Sandi Chapman.

Secrets to Turbocharge Your Brain

Tedx Bay Area

Why is there a stigma associated with our brain’s health?
Until recently, this complicated organ was thought to be static and unchangeable. Dr. Sandi Chapman illustrates how your brain is actually the most powerful, most staggeringly complex electro-biochemical machine ever created.

Media and Commentary

Transforming proactive care for our brains, Dr. Sandi Chapman aims to achieve for brain health what has been done for heart health. In individuals of all ages 10-100, from all walks of life, her work is removing stigma and elevating brain health through her center's scientifically-validated measurements and interventions.

Key Academic Research

Having received more than 50 funded research grants and published 200+ peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Sandi Chapman directs clinical trials to develop, test and apply novel, multidimensional approaches to build cognitive capacity and enhance well-being and life function.

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Risk and Resilience

2023 BrainHealth Presents

Why wouldn't you do a BrainHealth Index today?
Stigma keeps us from being proactive about brain health. Dr. Sandi Chapman discusses the future of brain health metrics with renowned Alzheimer's researchers, and how the BrainHealth® Index – a composite measure of brain health – can help overcome stigma while motivating clarity, connectedness and emotional balance.

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