• Man looking through a microscope
  • Doctor Cummings posing next to a reflective screen
  • Researchers doing an experiment

Brain Health

The UNLV Department of Brain Health will advance research, education, and practice to benefit brain health and the care and treatment of people with brain disorders across the life span. Our faculty specialize in several areas that range from basic and clinical research in neurodegenerative disease, neuropsychology, and occupational therapy.

Dr. Jefferson Kinney performing an experiment in a lab


The research in the Department of Brain Health spans multiple levels to conduct impactful and translational research on brain health throughout the lifespan, with particular emphasis on neurodegenerative disorders. Our research involves multiple collaborators at UNLV, in Las Vegas, and throughout the world as well as numerous students and trainees as part of the interdisciplinary neuroscience Ph.D. program, the Occupational Therapy doctoral program, and undergraduate research assistants.


In the News


  • Research Professor, Department of Brain Health
  • Program Director & Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Program
  • Founding Chair, Department of Brain Health