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Barbara Bendlin

Expert on factors that contribute to or protect against the development of dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease

Associate professor, medicine, geriatrics and gerontology School of Medicine and Public Health Work: 608-265-8199


  • Brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease
  • The effect of diet, exercise, and sleep on Alzheimer’s disease prevention and risk
  • Neuroimaging and early detection of brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease
  • Gut microbiome and its relation to Alzheimer’s disease


  • Investigator in the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
  • PI on NIH funded Alzheimer's Disease Connectome Project (MPI with Shi-Jiang Li, PhD)
  • PI on NIH funded White matter degeneration in preclinical Alzheimer’s project
  • PI on NIH funded study of Midlife Insulin Resistance and obesity: Risk factors for AD
  • PI on NIH funded study of Apnea and local sleep: Mechanism and intervention in preclinical Alzheimer's (MPI with Ruth Benca, MD, PhD)