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You can’t help but be impressed by the research going on at the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas. Top to bottom, I think they are putting in place the team that will lead to new breakthroughs in autism, attention deficit disorder, Alzheimer’s, and other significant brain issues.

T. Boone Pickens

Directors, Researchers

Jacque Gamino, Ph.D.

Director, Adolescent Reasoning Initiative


Dr. Jacque Gamino joined the Center for BrainHealth team in 2001 and is currently the director of the BrainHealth Adolescent Reasoning Initiative. She has ten years of research experience developing, testing, and implementing brain, cognitive and behavioral assessment and training protocols for advanced reasoning in youth.

Dr. Gamino is a national expert in advanced reasoning and serves as a core member of educational reform think tanks for both the George W. Bush Middle School Matters Initiative and the Laura and John Arnold Comprehensive Education Reform Initiative with focused expertise in strategic thinking and critical reasoning. In the last three years, she has received more than $10 million in educational research funding to advance reasoning in youth across America. She is an invited national speaker and has published evidenced based practices for educators, students, parents, and researchers regarding maximizing adolescent brain potential.

Dr. Gamino, a cognitive neuroscientist, has dedicated her life to translating cutting edge research discoveries into practical applications to improve the learning capacity of students.  Her work has impacted thousands of students, families, and teachers across the country.