New Scientific Advisory Council Member: Lisa Barnes, Ph.D.

 In Alzheimer's Care, Brain Health, Newsletter

ARPF is thrilled to announce our newest addition to the Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) member, Lisa Barnes, Ph.D.

Lisa L. Barnes, Ph.D. is the Alla V. and Solomon Jesmer Professor of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine and a cognitive neuropsychologist within the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Rush University Medical Center. She is also the Associate Director of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in biopsychology and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in cognitive neuroscience at the University of California, Davis. She joined the faculty of Rush as an assistant professor in 1999. Dr. Barnes has received many NIH grants and has published close to 300 manuscripts. Her research interests include disparities in chronic diseases of aging, cognitive decline, and risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. She is the Principal Investigator of two longitudinal community-based studies of older African Americans, including the Minority Aging Research Study (MARS), which has been funded by NIA since 2004. She advocates for the recruitment of under-represented groups into clinical studies and has received many awards and fellowships.


APRF is grateful for Dr. Barnes’s dedication to brain health. We look forward to working together to advance our mission of Alzheimer’s prevention.

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