Biography

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Dr. Didehbani received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Baylor University and continued to the University of North Texas where she obtained her Master’s in Clinical Psychology and Doctorate in Clinical Health Psychology. She completed an internship at Wayne State University with rotations in health psychology, adult neuropsychology, and pediatric neuropsychology.  Following internship she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas at Dallas under the supervision of Dr. Munro Cullum. She joined UT Southwestern Faculty in 2015 with a joint adjunct appointment at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her departmental activities include TBI research and neuropsychological evaluation of person’s with known or suspected neurological disorders including dementia and epilepsy.

Dr. Didehbani’ s current research focuses on longitudinal effects of head impact in youth athletes and aging effects of traumatic brain injury. Her clinical expertise is in neuropsychological assessment, with primary interest in examining individuals with sports related concussion and neurocognitive disorders.

Dr. Didehbani is a member of American Psychological Association, National Academy of Neuropsychology, International Neuropsychological Society, and serves as Member at Large of the Sports Neuropsychology Society. She is also the Co-Chair of the Social and Cultural Equity in Sports for the Sports Neuropsychology Society and Chair of the Women in Leadership for the National Academy of Neuropsychology. 

Education

Internship
Wayne State University (2008), Clinical Psychology
Graduate School
University of North Texas (2009), Clinical Psychology
Other Post Graduate Training
University of Texas at Dallas (2011), Neuropsychology

Research Interest

  • Dementia
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Sports Concussion

Publications

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Identifying School Challenges following Concussion: Psychometric Evidence for the Concussion Learning Assessment & School Survey, 3rd Ed. (CLASS-3).
Gioia, G.A., Babikian, T., Barney, B.J., Chrisman, S.P.D., Cook, L.J., Didehbani, N., Richards, R., Sady, M.D., Stolz, S., Vaughan, C.G., Rivara, F., Giza, C.C Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology 2020
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 J Affect Disord 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 J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 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 Clin Neuropsychol 2017 Oct 1-6

Books

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Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Sports Neuropsychology Society (2014-2021)
  • International Neuropsychological Society (2013-2021)
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology (2013-2021)
  • American Psychological Association (2009-2021)
  • Texas Psychological Association (2005-2021)