Bruce G. Bender
Bruce G. Bender, PhD, is a pediatric neuropsychologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Bender is in the Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health.
Head, Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health
Co-Director, Center for Health Promotion
Specialties and ConditionsSpecialties & Conditions
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mood Disorders
  • Neuropsychological Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Special Interests

Implementation Research
Native American Health
Child Psychology and Neuropsychology
Chronic Illness and Health Behavior


University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, PhD, Psychology
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, MS, Psychology
North Central College, Naperville, IL, BA, Psychology and Sociology
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Child Development and Developmental Pathology

Awards & Recognition

Lifetime Achievement Award, Behavioral Science Assembly, American Thoracic Society
Lifetime Achievement Award, Klinefelter & Associates

Editorial Boards:
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
The Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-In Press

Professional Memberships

American Thoracic Society
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Fellow
American Psychological Association
International Neuropsychological Society


Bender BG, Cvietusa PJ, Goodrich GK, Lowe R, Nuanes HA, Rand C, Shetterly S, Tacinas C, Vollmer WM, Wagner N, Wamboldt FS, Xu S, and Magid DJ,  A pragmatic controlled trial of healthcare technologies to improve adherence to pediatric asthma treatment. JAMA Pediatrics 2015;169(4):457-8.

Bender BG, Dingae MB, Fending D, Liu AH, and Make B. Respiratory care training for safety-net primary care practices. Family Medicine 2015;47:554-557.

Bender BG, Krishnan JA, Chambers DA, Cloutier MM, Riekert KA, Rand CS, Schatz M, Thomson CC, Wilson SR and Freemer MM. American Thoracic Society-National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Implementation Research Workshop Report. Annals of the ATS 2015; 12(12): S213-S221.

Bender BG. A bootstrap approach to implementation science. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, in press.

Bender BG. Nonadherence to asthma treatment: Getting unstuck. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, in press.

Academic Affiliations

Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver

Conflicts of Interest

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