Dr. Benjamin A. Bensadon is Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science, Department of Integrated Medical Science, Geriatric Medicine section, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University. In this role he develops, implements, and evaluates training curricula, both in classroom and clinical settings, for medical students and residents, as well as other health sciences trainees. After completing doctoral psychology training at the University of Florida, Dr. Bensadon pursued a Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellowship in the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Bensadon has worked clinically in multiple capacities including long term care/rehabilitation, outpatient primary care, and specialty settings (e.g., memory disorders clinic, university student counseling). He has conducted clinical research on the impact of beliefs (confidence & aging stereotypes) on older adult memory performance, as well as a randomized controlled trial of the efficacy of brief cognitive-behavioral therapy for older veterans living with chronic heart failure and/or lung disease (i.e., COPD). He was recently invited to co-author a book chapter on management decisions in mild cognitive impairment (Clinics in Geriatric Medicine), and is Editor of a forthcoming book co-written by physicians and psychologists titled Psychology and Geriatrics: Integrated Care for an Aging Nation (Elsevier).
Dr. Bensadon has lectured and published about shaping perceptions of medical trainees, geriatric behavioral health, coping with chronic disease, cultural competence, caregiving, and the links between cognitive aging, beliefs, and attitudes.