Chief, University of Kentucky Neuropsychology Service, Clinical Section
Director of Neurobehavioral Studies Division, UK SMRI
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Dr. Dong (Dan) Y. Han is the Chief of University of Kentucky Neuropsychology Service’s Clinical Section, and Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He is also the Director of Neurobehavioral Studies at the Sports Medicine Research Institute of University of Kentucky. He is the past president of the Lexington Board of Brain Injury Alliance, current Chair of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of the Association of the U.S. Army-McMillan Chapter, and the 2016-2018 president of the International Society of Neurogastronomy. He is a Blavatnik nominee for Life Sciences by the New York Academy of Sciences, and the recipient of the Honor the Fallen Soldier Patriot Medallion by the Association of the U.S. Army-McMillan Chapter, Flexner Master Educator Award, Jack Runyon Service Award, and the Founder’s Award by the International Society of Neurogastronomy. Dr. Han is a funding recipient by the NIH, DOD, and other federal and state mechanisms, foundational grants, and clinical trials involving studies of brain–behavior relationships and curriculum development. His work in neurogastronomy primarily focuses on translational applications of neuroscience of flavor perception and their impact on health and disease.