Our Mission

Brain health has profound implications for every person across their lifespan. Texas Healthy Brain Initiative is dedicated to advancing brain health research in Texas through the passage of a House Bill and the establishment of the Brain Health Research Institute of Texas (BRIT), providing critical funding and support for translational biomedical research on brain health.

A newly created BRIT can lead a ground swell of innovation ranging from precision diagnostics and treatments to future-proofing economic policies and innovative investing models that put brain health at the forefront.

Our Team


Char Hu, PhD — President
Rita Hortenstine — Vice President


Harris Eyre, MD PhD — Director
Debbie Hanna — Director