• Three researchers working at the same station
  • Group of researchers working in a lab
  • Various test objects including a rack of tubes
  • Two researchers working with a pipette and small dish
  • Group of researchers working in a lab

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.

School of Integrated Health Sciences

Researchers piping test liquid into a rack of tubes


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.


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In the News


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


Brain Health Notes

Graduate Student Researchers Andrew Ortiz and Amanda Leisgang-Osse
Sep. 30, 2021
By Andrea Roa (UNLV School of Integrated Health Sciences Director of Communications) Alzheimer's Disease currently affects over 6 million Americans. Unfortunately, that number is continuing to rise but two dedicated UNLV graduate students at the School of Integrated Health Sciences are working to find solutions. Amanda Leisgang-Osse and Andrew Ortiz can be found working at the Cellular and…

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