Steve Barczi

Dr. Barczi has been a clinician-educator who has worked in the areas of general geriatrics care, memory care and sleep disorders (with a special focus on sleep issues in later life) over the past 25 …

Barbara Bendlin

Dr. Bendlin is Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a scientific investigator at the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Dr. Bendlin’s research group is studying factors that may increase or decrease …

Melanie Buhr-Lawler

Dr. Melanie Buhr-Lawler is an audiologist and clinical professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, where she teaches and supervises in the Doctor of Audiology program. Dr. Buhr-Lawler provides clinical care at the …

Corinna Burger

Corinna Burger is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research program focuses on studying the molecular biology of learning and memory, and genetic mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders. Her lab uses …

Cynthia Carlsson

Dr. Carlsson is trained as a physician in geriatric medicine and is currently a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She serves …

Nathaniel Chin

Nathaniel Chin, MD, recently joined the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) as Director of Medical Services. Dr. Chin grew up in Watertown, Wisconsin, and earned undergraduate and medical degrees from UW–Madison. He completed an …

Alexis Eastman

Dr. Eastman is a geriatrician at UW, with clinics for primary care, and memory disorder diagnosis associated with the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute. She currently serves as the Director of Clinical Operations for the UW geriatrics …

Sarah Endicott

Sarah Endicott is a dual board-certified geriatric and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 10 years’ experience as an advanced practice nurse in rural Wisconsin. In the School of Nursing, Dr. Endicott teaches a …

Claire Erickson

Claire Erickson is a graduate student in the Neuroscience and Public Policy Program. She focuses on modifiable factors of Alzheimer’s disease. Claire hopes to integrate her background in Alzheimer’s research with a career in aging …

Susan Frikken

Susan Frikken is a physical therapist in private practice in Madison, Wisconsin, graduating from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at UW-Madison in 2013. Her goal is to integrate the arts and nature with therapeutic …

J. Jay Fruehling

Jay is the manager of the Wisconsin Brain Donor Program (WBD) within the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. The WBDP brain bank aligns with a number of large, longitudinal research studies (ADRC) to help seek …

Carey Gleason

Dr. Gleason is a clinical neuropsychologist and Alzheimer’s disease researcher. She leads the Inclusion of Under-Represented Groups Core of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and is a firm believer that diversity makes for better …

Sterling Johnson

I am a clinical neuropsychologist and neuroscientist focused on understanding age and AD-related changes in brain and cognition. I am particularly interested in disambiguating presymptomatic dementia-processes from aging and other age-related brain diseases using molecular …

Jody Krainer

Jody is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that practiced at a large medical and behavioral healthcare system in Waukesha for twenty years. She also has advance education and experience in business and worked as an …

Rebecca Langhough Koscik

Dr. Rebecca Langhough Koscik’s background training is in statistics and educational psychology (with a specialization in school psychology). Dr. Koscik currently works as a research statistician for the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention and related …

Jordana Lenon

Jordana Lenon, B.S. ’84 UW–Madison, has worked in biomedical research communications at UW–Madison since the mid-1990s, when UW–Madison scientist James Thomson became the first in the world to successfully isolate and culture nonhuman primate embryonic …

Sarah Lose

Sarah Lose, MS is an Exercise Physiologist and the Program Manager of Dr. Ozioma Okonkwo’s Lab at the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, which focuses on modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease. She …

Maryellen MacDonald

Dr. Maryellen MacDonald is an expert on how we talk and how we comprehend language. Dr. MacDonald studied how language changes as we age and in Alzheimer’s disease, and also how children’s reading is related …

Bob McGrath

Bob McGrath, Psy D, ABPP is a licensed psychologist who provided Mind/Body Wellness Services at University Health Services. Bob has expertise in health psychology, positive psychology, authentic happiness, mind/body wellness and stress management. All talks …

Natascha Merten

Dr. Natascha Merten is a Scientist in the Okonkwo Lab within the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology and an Honorary Affiliate in the Department of Population Health Sciences. Dr. Merten is also the Director of …

Maria Mora Pinzon

Dr. Mora Pinzon received her MD from the Universidad Central de Venezuela – Escuela Jose Maria Vargas, a master’s degree in Clinical Research from Rush University (Chicago, IL), and completed Preventive Medicine Residency at the …

Kimberly Mueller

Kimberly Mueller is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and a Research Affiliate in the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute and Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Research interests include changes in language in …

Bonnie Nuttkinson

Since Bonnie was a young girl she has been interacting and caring for people with dementia and their caregivers. Previously she was a professional caregiver while in grad school and spent 7 years working and …

Ozioma Okonkwo

Dr. Ozioma Okonkwo’s research focuses on clarifying how alterations in the brain and other biomolecules (such as cerebrospinal fluid beta-amyloid) place some cognitively-normal individuals on a pernicious trajectory that culminates in probable Alzheimer’s disease. In …

Beth Olson

Dr. Olson has worked in community-based nutrition research and programs for 25 years, starting with positions at The Kellogg Company in research & development and marketing. She now works at UW Madison doing research and …

Carol Van Hulle

Dr. Van Hulle received her Ph.D. in psychology with an emphasis in quantitative genetics from the University of Colorado. She is now an academic staff scientist with the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Her research focuses …

Art Walaszek

Art Walaszek is a geriatric psychiatrist, medical educator and public health researcher at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. In his clinical practice, Art cares for older adults with dementia, depression, …

Susan Wenker

Dr. Wenker earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1991. She also earned a Master of Science in Continuing Vocational Studies from UW-Madison in 2002 and a …