Max Gaitan

Research Specialist & Exercise Physiologist

School of Medicine and Public Health | Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Hometown: Falls Church, VA

Max Gaitán is a Research Specialist and Exercise Physiologist in Dr. Ozioma Okonkwo’s lab in the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at UW-Madison. He is the site coordinator for the EXERT study, an NIH-funded clinical trial of exercise training for mild cognitive impairment. Max completed a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology and a Master’s in Exercise Physiology at the University of Virginia, where he studied exercise as prevention and treatment for metabolic diseases. He stays active by racing triathlons in Wisconsin and throughout the U.S.

Talks:

  • This talk will describe the effect of physical activity, exercise, and fitness on brain health with special focus on risk for Alzheimer’s disease.