David Bennett, MD
Director of the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center
Dr. Bennett Directs the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center (RADC) at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is the principal investigator (PI) of two community-based, prospective cohort studies of aging and risk of dementia in which all participants are organ donors (brain, spinal cord, nerve and muscle), the Religious Orders Study and the Rush Memory and Aging Project (ROSMAP). Together, the studies have enrolled >3,600 persons, have collected up to 25 waves of clinical data, and performed >1,500 autopsies. His studies identify risk and protective factors associated with Alzheimer’s dementia and other common conditions of aging, and identify novel therapeutic targets for cognitive decline. He serves on numerous national and international advisory boards, and is currently a member of the National Advisory Council on Aging for the National Institute on Aging. He sits is on numerous editorial boards. Dr. Bennett was the recipient of the 2018 Potampkin Prize for Research on Picks, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Related Dementia. He has more than 750 peer-reviewed publications with more than 95,000 citations and an h index=148. More information regarding RADC studies can be found at www.radc.rush.edu.