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

Biography

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, current chair of the Medical & Scientific Advisory Board of the Association of the U.S. Army, and the president 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, Jack Runyon Service Award by the Kentucky Psychological Association, and the Founder’s Award by the International Society of Neurogastronomy. He is a funding recipient by the National Institute of Health, Department of Defense and other federal and state mechanisms, foundational grants, and clinical trials, involving studies of brain-behavior relationships and curriculum development.

Faculty rank

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

Education

Degree
Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago

Residency
Dreikurs Psychological Services Center, Chicago

Fellowship
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison

Neurology

Kentucky Neuroscience Institute

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  1. Hook JN, Han DY, Smith CA. Repeatable battery for the assessment of neuropsychological status (RBANS) and depressive complaints in older adults. Clinical Gerontologist. 2010;33(2):84-91.
  2. Han DY, Hoelzle JB, Dennis BC, Hoffmann M. A brief review of cognitive assessment in neurotoxicology. Neurol Clin. 2011;29(3):581-90.
  3. Dennis BC, Houff SA, Han DY, Schmitt FA. Development of neurocognitive disorders and dementia in HIV/AIDS. Neurobehav HIV Med. 2011;3:9-18.
  4. Jensen MB, Han DY, Sawaf AA, Krishnaney-davison R. Behavioral outcome measures used for human neural stem cell transplantation in rat stroke models. Neurol Int. 2011;3(2):e10.
  5. Manousakis G, Han DY, Backonja M. Cognitive outcome of cerebral fat embolism. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2012;21(8):906.e1-3.
  6. Mason LH, Mathews MJ, Han DY. Neuropsychiatric symptom assessments in toxic exposure. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2013;36(2):201-8.
  7. Mason LH, Harp JP, Han DY. Pb neurotoxicity: neuropsychological effects of lead toxicity. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:840547.
  8. Han DY, Anderson AJ, Jones JE, Hermann BP, Sattin JA. Neuropsychology in multidisciplinary stroke care: clinical feasibility of the NINDS-CSN Vascular Cognitive Impairment harmonization standards. ISRN Neurol. 2014;1:1-6.
  9. Han DY, Shandera-Ochsner AL, Bell BD, Seeger SK. Diagnosis of posterior cortical atrophy delayed by coexisting Fuchs' Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2014;29(2):138-41.
  10. Shandera-Ochsner AL, Han DY, Rose D, Aroor SR, Schmitt F, Bellamy LM, Dobbs MR. Comparing the trends of elevated blood pressure in Appalachian and non-Appalachian regions. J Clin Hypertens. 2014;16(10):713-5.
  11. Combs HL, Folley BS, Berry DTR, Segerstrom SC, Han DY, Anderson-Mooney AJ, Walls B, van Horne C. Cognition and depression following DBS of the subthalamic nucleus and globus pallidus pars internus in Parkinson's Disease: a meta-analysis. Neuropsychol Rev. 2015;25(4):439-54.
  12. Kamour AH, Han DY, Mannino DM, Hessler AB, Kedar S. Factors that impact medical student and house-staff career interest in brain related specialties. J Neurol Sci. 2016;369:312-7.
  13. Justusson E, Han DY, Kapoor S, Smith J. Odorant-triggered migraine attacks in a case of iatrogenic olfactory neuropathy. Headache. 2016;56(9):1512-3.
  14. Han DY, Lee EJ. Dementia in the elderly; the early signs, and when and how to seek help. 예향. October 1, 2007; 19.
  15. Han DY, ed. Acquired Brain Injury: Clinical Essentials for Neurotrauma and Rehabilitation Professionals. New York, NY: Springer; 2016.
  16. Oliveira MD, Pyykkonen BA, Han DY. Neurocognition in Hydrocephalus and Surgical Interventions. In: Metzger F, ed. Neuropsychology: New Research. New York, NY: Nova; 2013: 119-138.
  17. Dennis BC, Shandera-Ochsner AL, Nelson PT, Han DY, Schmitt FA. Mental Status and Neuropsychological Examinations for Assessing Neurodegenerative Diseases. In: Metzger F, ed. Neuropsychology: New Research. New York, NY: Nova; 2013: 139-154.
  18. Han DY, Pyykkonen BA, Shandera-Ochsner AL, Schmitt FA. Frontotemporal Dementias. In: Noggle CA, Dean RS, eds. The Neuropsychology of Cortical Dementias. New York, NY: Springer; 2014: 221-248.
  19. Bernert SA, Han DY. ABI Rehabilitation. In: Han DY, ed. Acquired Brain Injury: Clinical Essentials for Neurotrauma and Rehabilitation Professionals. New York, NY: Springer; 2016: 299-320.
  20. Carmargo FC, Darbee JC, Emmerson AE, Erlandson EE, Jehlik C, Han DY, Lawyer KA, Matott TJ, Stowe CJ, Truscott L, Yanssens D. Safe Return to Riding. Lexington, KY: Saddle Up Safely; 2015.
  21. Han DY. Athletes of all contact sports are at risk of concussion. Lexington Herald Leader. October 2, 2011; D12.
  22. Han DY. Don't take concussions lightly. Lexington Herald Leader. September 1, 2013; C16.
  23. Han DY. Concussions in youth sports. Kentucky Living. August 1, 2015; 41.

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