Bruce G. Bender
Head, Division of Pediatric Behavioral Health
Co-Director, Center for Health Promotion
  • 5280 Top Doctors 2016
  • Recognized as 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® 2015 — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • Specialties and ConditionsSpecialties & Conditions
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    • 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 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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    Contact Information

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    • Fax: 303.270.2141



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