A new department of brain health was added in Spring 2019 and is part of The School of Integrated Health Sciences.

The department of Brain Health adds a research program that investigates neurodegenerative diseases, forges multiple collaborations within the university and surrounding community, and expands the university’s existing neuroscience and population health and health equities research initiative. Currently, the department of Brain Health offers a post-professional Occupational Therapy doctorate degree program, which began admitting students in May 2019. A new Occupational Therapy Doctorate degree program will begin in summer 2020. Faculty in the Department of Brain Health also will contribute to the recently created interdisciplinary Neuroscience Ph.D. at UNLV.