Lisa L. Barnes, PhD
Jesmer Professor of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, and Cognitive Neuropsychologist, Rush Alzheimer Disease Center
Dr. Lisa L. Barnes is internationally recognized for her contributions to minority aging and minority health. 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 and the African American Clinical Core which she has led since 2008. She advocates for recruitment of under-represented groups into clinical studies and has received many awards and fellowships from universities and organizations throughout the U.S.