Lisa L. Barnes, PhD is the Alla V. and Solomon Jesmer Professor of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at Rush University Medical Center. Trained as a cognitive neuropsychologist, she received her PhD from the University of Michigan and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in cognitive neuroscience at the University of California, Davis. Her research interests include disparities in chronic diseases of aging, cognitive decline, and risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease.