David A. Bennett, MD, is director of the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center and the Robert C. Borwell Professor of Neurological Sciences.
The Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center is a large, free-standing multidisciplinary research and clinical center that studies a wide range of common chronic conditions of aging, including Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, other neurodegenerative diseases, sleep, neuro- and behavior economics, decision making and well-being. Studies range from community-based epidemiologic studies that incorporate genomics, imaging and biomedical devices, to phase I to phase IV clinical trials. Bennett is internationally known for his research and is principal investigator of several studies funded by the National Institute on Aging, including the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Core Center, the Religious Orders Study and the Rush Memory and Aging Project.
Bennett also leads projects designed to identify novel therapeutics for common neurologic diseases. He also directs the Regional Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center for Northern Illinois. He serves on numerous national and international advisory and editorial boards. He has more than 500 peer-reviewed manuscript publications, with more than 45,000 citations and an h index = 103.