Biography

Nyaz Didehbani, Ph.D., 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. 

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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Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of North Texas
  • Internship - Wayne State University (2007-2008), Clinical Psychology
  • Graduate School - University of North Texas (2003-2009), Psychology
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

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