Dong (Dan) Y. Han, PsyD

Chief, University of Kentucky Neuropsychology Service, Clinical Section
Director of Neurobehavioral Studies Division, UK SMRI

Clinical interests

  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Chemosensory Perception
  • Encephalitis Syndromes
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuro Oncology
  • Neurodegenerative Conditions
  • Neurotrauma
  • Sensory Disorders
  • Stroke & Vascular Cognitive Impairment

Dong (Dan) Y. Han, PsyD

Chief, University of Kentucky Neuropsychology Service, Clinical Section
Director of Neurobehavioral Studies Division, UK SMRI


Dr. Dan Han is the Chief of University of Kentucky Neuropsychology Service’s Clinical Section, the Director of Neurobehavioral Studies at the UK Sports Medicine Research Institute, and an Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Han received his clinical psychology and neuropsychology training at the Adler School, University of Chicago Medical Center, and Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, followed by a 2-year fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison's Charles Matthews Neuropsychology Laboratory.

Han is the past president of the Lexington Board of Brain Injury Alliance, and the founding member of the International Society of Neurogastronomy. He is the recipient of the Honor the Fallen Soldier Patriot Medallion by the Association of the U.S. Army, and the Founder’s Award by the International Society of Neurogastronomy. He is a funding recipient by the National Institute of Health and other federal and state mechanisms, foundational grants, and clinical trials, involving studies of brain-behavior relationships and curriculum development. Han is the Chair of the UK Concussion Taskforce, and is on the council of the Saddle Up Safely committee, UK Epilepsy Center, UK HealthCare Stroke Care Network, UK Stroke Leadership Council, Neurology Resident Training committee and the UK Physician Advisory Group.

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago

Dreikurs Psychological Services Center, Chicago

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison


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  1. Cognition and Depression Following Deep Brain Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus and Globus Pallidus Pars Internus in Parkinson's Disease: A Meta-Analysis. Combs HL, Folley BS, Berry DT, Segerstrom SC, Han DY, Anderson-Mooney AJ, Walls BD, van Horne C. Neuropsychol Rev. 2015 Dec;25(4):439-54. doi: 10.1007/s11065-015-9302-0. Epub 2015 Oct 12. PMID: 26459361
  2. Comparing the trends of elevated blood pressure in appalachian and non-Appalachian regions. Shandera-Ochsner AL, Han DY, Rose D, Aroor SR, Schmitt F, Bellamy LM, Dobbs MR. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2014 Oct;16(10):713-5. doi: 10.1111/jch.12397. Epub 2014 Aug 16. PMID: 25132199
  3. Diagnosis of posterior cortical atrophy delayed by coexisting Fuchs' Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy. Han DY, Shandera-Ochsner AL, Bell BD, Seeger SK. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2014 Mar;29(2):138-41. doi: 10.1177/1533317513506779. PMID: 24667904
  4. Pb neurotoxicity: neuropsychological effects of lead toxicity. Mason LH, Harp JP, Han DY. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:840547. doi: 10.1155/2014/840547. Epub 2014 Jan 2. Review. PMID: 24516855
  5. Neuropsychology in Multidisciplinary Stroke Care: Clinical Feasibility of the NINDS-CSN Vascular Cognitive Impairment Harmonization Standards. Han DY, Anderson AJ, Jones JE, Hermann BP, Sattin JA. Int Sch Res Notices. 2014 Jul 20;2014:216024. doi: 10.1155/2014/216024. eCollection 2014. PMID: 27351003
  6. Neuropsychiatric symptom assessments in toxic exposure. Mason LH, Mathews MJ, Han DY. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2013 Jun;36(2):201-8. doi: 10.1016/j.psc.2013.02.001. Epub 2013 Apr 15. Review. PMID: 23688687
  7. Behavioral outcome measures used for human neural stem cell transplantation in rat stroke models. Jensen MB, Han DY, Sawaf AA, Krishnaney-Davison R. Neurol Int. 2011 Jul 5;3(2):e10. doi: 10.4081/ni.2011.e10. Epub 2011 Sep 22. PMID: 22053257
  8. Cognitive outcome of cerebral fat embolism. Manousakis G, Han DY, Backonja M. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2012 Nov;21(8):906.e1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2011.07.006. Epub 2011 Oct 15. PMID: 22001712
  9. A brief review of cognitive assessment in neurotoxicology. Han DY, Hoelzle JB, Dennis BC, Hoffmann M. Neurol Clin. 2011 Aug;29(3):581-90. doi: 10.1016/j.ncl.2011.05.008. Epub 2011 Jun 24. Review. PMID: 21803211