- Graduate School - University of North Texas (2003-2009), Clinical Psychology
- Other Post Graduate Training - University of Texas at Dallas (2009-2011), Neuropsychology
- Internship - Wayne State University (2007-2008), Clinical Psychology
Nyaz Didehbani, Ph.D.
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Nyaz Didehbani, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. Dr. Didehbani is an Associate 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.
Dr. Didehbani 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 a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychology’s Women in Leadership Committee, and the International Neuropsychological Society. In addition, she serves on the board of the Sports Neuropsychology Society as a member-at-large.
Dr. Didehbani’s current research focuses on the longitudinal effects of head impact in youth athletes and the aging effects of TBI. She has delivered scores of presentations, contributed to the book Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury, and published numerous academic articles.
In 2019, she earned the Early Career Award from the Sports Neuropsychology Society.
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Assessment and Management of Sports Concussion in Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury
Bell, K., Rinaldi, R., & Didehbani, N (2018), Elsevier
- Assessment and Management of Sports Concussion in Rehabilitation After Traumatic Brain Injury
Mild Cognitive Impairment in Retired Professional Football Players With a History of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pilot Investigation.
Didehbani N, Fields LM, Wilmoth K, LoBue C, Hart J, Cullum CM, Cognitive and behavioral neurology : official journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology 2020 09 33 3 208-217
Sex Differences in Reporting of Concussion Symptoms in Adults
Tarkenton, T., Caze, T., Didehbani, N., Silver, C., Miller, S., Bell, K., Batjer, H., & Cullum, C.M. The Clinical Neuropsychologist 2020 1-7
Traumatic Brain Injury History Is Associated With an Earlier Age of Dementia Onset in Autopsy-Confirmed Alzheimer's Disease.
Schaffert J, LoBue C, White CL, Chiang HS, Didehbani N, Lacritz L, Rossetti H, Dieppa M, Hart J, Cullum CM Neuropsychology 2018 Feb
Repetitive TMS to augment cognitive processing therapy in combat veterans of recent conflicts with PTSD: A randomized clinical trial.
Kozel FA, Motes MA, Didehbani N, DeLaRosa B, Bass C, Schraufnagel CD, Jones P, Morgan CR, Spence JS, Kraut MA, Hart J Journal of affective disorders 2017 Dec 229 506-514
Neurodegenerative Dementias After Traumatic Brain Injury.
LoBue C, Cullum CM, Didehbani N, Yeatman K, Jones B, Kraut MA, Hart J The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences 2017 Oct appineuropsych17070145
Consistency of traumatic brain injury reporting in older adults with and without cognitive impairment.
Wilmoth K, LoBue C, Clem MA, Reddy R, Hynan LS, Didehbani N, Bell K, Womack KB, Hart J, Batjer H, Cullum CM The Clinical neuropsychologist 2017 Oct 1-6
Reliability of self-reported concussion history in retired NFL players
Nyaz Didehbani*, Kristin Wilmoth, Lindy Fields, Christian LoBue, Jeremy Strain, Jeffrey Spence, Marisara Dieppa, Munro Cullum and John Hart Annals of Sports Medicine and Research 2017 5
Traumatic brain injury history is associated with earlier age of onset of Alzheimer disease.
LoBue C, Wadsworth H, Wilmoth K, Clem M, Hart J, Womack KB, Didehbani N, Lacritz LH, Rossetti HC, Cullum CM The Clinical neuropsychologist 2016 Nov 1-14
Electrophysiological Correlates of Word Retrieval in Traumatic Brain Injury.
Fratantoni JM, DeLaRosa BL, Didehbani N, Hart J, Kraut MA Journal of neurotrauma 2016 Sep
White Matter Changes and Confrontation Naming in Retired Aging NFL Athletes.
Strain JF, Didehbani N, Spence J, Conover H, Bartz E, Mansinghani S, Jeroudi MK, Rao NK, Fields LM, Kraut MA, Cullum CM, Hart J, Womack KB Journal of neurotrauma 2016 Jun
Distinct Brain and Behavioral Benefits from Cognitive vs. Physical Training: A Randomized Trial in Aging Adults.
Chapman SB, Aslan S, Spence JS, Keebler MW, DeFina LF, Didehbani N, Perez AM, Lu H, D'Esposito M Frontiers in human neuroscience 2016 10 338
Modular Brain Network Organization Predicts Response to Cognitive Training in Older Adults.
Gallen CL, Baniqued PL, Chapman SB, Aslan S, Keebler M, Didehbani N, D'Esposito M PloS one 2016 11 12 e0169015
Factors Impacting Functional Status in Veterans of Recent Conflicts With PTSD.
Kozel FA, Didehbani N, DeLaRosa B, Bass C, Schraufnagel CD, Morgan CR, Jones P, Spence JS, Hart J The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences 2015 Dec appineuropsych15070183
Imaging Correlates of Memory and Concussion History in Retired National Football League Athletes.
Strain JF, Womack KB, Didehbani N, Spence JS, Conover H, Hart J, Kraut MA, Cullum CM JAMA neurology 2015 Jul 72 7 773-80
Neural mechanisms of brain plasticity with complex cognitive training in healthy seniors.
Chapman SB, Aslan S, Spence JS, Hart JJ, Bartz EK, Didehbani N, Keebler MW, Gardner CM, Strain JF, DeFina LF, Lu H Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991) 2015 Feb 25 2 396-405
An investigation of reasoning by analogy in schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder.
Krawczyk DC, Kandalaft MR, Didehbani N, Allen TT, McClelland MM, Tamminga CA, Chapman SB Frontiers in human neuroscience 2014 8 517
Depressive symptoms and concussions in aging retired NFL players.
Didehbani N, Munro Cullum C, Mansinghani S, Conover H, Hart J Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists 2013 Aug 28 5 418-24
Depressive symptoms and white matter dysfunction in retired NFL players with concussion history.
Strain J, Didehbani N, Cullum CM, Mansinghani S, Conover H, Kraut MA, Hart J, Womack KB Neurology 2013 Jul 81 1 25-32
Neuroimaging of cognitive dysfunction and depression in aging retired National Football League players: a cross-sectional study.
Hart J, Kraut MA, Womack KB, Strain J, Didehbani N, Bartz E, Conover H, Mansinghani S, Lu H, Cullum CM JAMA neurology 2013 Mar 70 3 326-35
Shorter term aerobic exercise improves brain, cognition, and cardiovascular fitness in aging.
Chapman SB, Aslan S, Spence JS, Defina LF, Keebler MW, Didehbani N, Lu H Frontiers in aging neuroscience 2013 5 75
Virtual reality social cognition training for young adults with high-functioning autism.
Kandalaft MR, Didehbani N, Krawczyk DC, Allen TT, Chapman SB Journal of autism and developmental disorders 2013 Jan 43 1 34-44
Brief report: Insight into illness and social attributional style in Asperger's syndrome.
Didehbani N, Shad MU, Kandalaft MR, Allen TT, Tamminga CA, Krawczyk DC, Chapman SB Journal of autism and developmental disorders 2012 Dec 42 12 2754-60
Insight and empathy in schizophrenia.
Didehbani N, Shad MU, Tamminga CA, Kandalaft MR, Allen TT, Chapman SB, Krawczyk DC Schizophrenia research 2012 Dec 142 1-3 246-7
- Mild Cognitive Impairment in Retired Professional Football Players With a History of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pilot Investigation.
- Traumatic Brain Injury