Bruce G. Bender, PhD Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Bruce G. Bender, PhD, is a pediatric neuropsychologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Bender is in the Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health. Professor Head, Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health Co-Director, Center for Health Promotion 5280 Top Doctors 2020 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Asthma Tune Up Program (Pediatric) Center for Health Promotion Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health National Jewish Health for Kids / Pediatric Programs Neuropsychology Services (Pediatric) Outpatient Clinic (Pediatric) Specialties & Conditions Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Autism Spectrum Disorder Learning Disabilities Mood Disorders Neuropsychological Impairment Traumatic Brain Injury Research Areas Allergic Diseases Health Behavior Asthma (Pediatric) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Special Interests Implementation Research Native American Health Child Psychology and Neuropsychology Chronic Illness and Health Behavior Education Education 1977 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, PhD, Psychology 1975 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, MS, Psychology 1973 North Central College, Naperville, IL, BA, Psychology and Sociology Fellowship 1979 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 Publications Bender BG. Sorting out nonadherence and airway inflammation in treatment escalation for severe asthma. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2019;199(4):400-402. Bender BG. How important are inhaler technique errors? Journal of the COPD Foundation 2019;6(3):203-205. Bender BG. How do we address food allergies in high-risk populations? J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2020;8(1):339. Bender BG. Is it time to admit defeat on patient adherence? J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 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 Care2020;58(4):352-359. Bender B. An action plan for increasing physical activity in patients with COPD. Journal of Family Practice, in press. Academic Affiliations Professor of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver Conflicts of Interest National Jewish Health physicians and scientists may collaborate with pharmaceutical or other industries to develop medical and scientific breakthroughs or to provide education on trends in quality medical practice and outcomes to physicians and health professionals around the country. National Jewish Health maintains a strict conflict of interest policy to ensure that all potential conflicts are clearly visible and that management plans are put in place in order to further innovation and education while ensuring the protection of our patients and the integrity of our research. National Jewish Health publicly discloses any payment to our physicians or scientists. View this faculty member’s industry relationships and collaborations. 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