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.


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