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
Research AreasResearch Areas

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 Practice

Professional Memberships

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


Bender BG. How do we address food allergies in high-risk populations? Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology- In Practice. 2020;8(1):339.

Bender BG. Is it time to admit defeat on patient adherence? Journal of  Allergy and Clinical Immunology- In Practice. 2020;8(1):186-7.

Bender BG, Wagner N, Shoup JA, Goodrich GK, Shetterly SN, Cvietusa PJ, Anderson CB, Xu S, Ritzwoller DP, Tacinas C, King DK, and Raebel MA. Adults with asthma experience no increase in asthma related exacerbations when digital communication tools are employed to offset clinical workload: a pragmatic randomized trial. Medical Care 2020;58(4):352-359.

King DK, Shoup JA, Raebel MA, Anderson CB, Wagner NM, Ritzwoller DP, Bender BG. Planning for implementation success using RE-AIM and CFIR frameworks: A qualitative study. Frontiers in Public Health, section Public Health Education and Promotion 2020;8(50): 1-14.

Bender BG. An action plan for increasing physical activity in patients with COPD. Journal of Family Practice 2020;69(3):1-7.

Wagner N, Cvietusa PJ, Raebel M, Shoup J, King D, Ritzwoller D, Goodrich GK and Bender BG. Can Digital Communication Technology Reduce Health System Personnel Time? An Evaluation of Personnel Requirements and Costs in a Randomized Controlled Trial. Translational Behavioral Medicine 2021:1-7.

Academic Affiliations

Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver

Conflicts of Interest

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