David A. Bennett, MD

Director of the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center

Dr. David A. Bennett Directs the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago.  He is PI of several NIH grants including the Religious Orders Study and the Rush Memory and Aging Project, ongoing since the mid 1990s. His internationally recognized clinical-pathologic cohort studies have enrolled thousands of older persons all of whom are organ donors (brain, spinal cord, nerve and muscle).

His multi-disciplinary team at Rush and around the world have linked a wide range of genomic, experiential, psychological and medical risk factors to the development of common chronic diseases of aging including Alzheimer’s diseases. His novel studies incorporate biofluid, neuroimaging, and biomedical device biomarkers. He has developed an unparalleled multi-level biofluid and brain omics resource including epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, that feed a computational pipeline for novel drug target discovery across a wide range of neurodegenerative diseases of aging, mental health, and well-being. 

Dr. Bennett sits on numerous international advisory boards. He has >600 peer-reviewed publications, >63,500 citations, and an h index=121. More information regarding Dr. Bennett’s studies can be found at www.radc.rush.edu)

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