Benjamin Bensadon, Ed. M

Benjamin Bensadon, Ed. M, Ph.D.

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Biography

Benjamin A. Bensadon, Ed. M, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the division of geriatric medicine through the department of aging and geriatric research. He is also a licensed clinical gero-psychologist. Dr. Bensadon’s training and professional experience is centered on integrating psychology and medicine, with the goal of transforming primary care and creating an age-friendly health care system. To achieve this, Dr. Bensadon has co-authored book chapters on management decisions in mild cognitive impairment (Clinics in Geriatric Medicine) and geriatric neurology (Scientific American in press), and created and led a team of physicians and psychologists as editor of a collaborative text titled Psychology and Geriatrics: Integrated Care for an Aging Population (Elsevier). More recently he was one of 15 selected to the inaugural cohort of National Geriatrics Leadership Scholars by the American Geriatrics Society, Association of Directors of Academic Geriatric Programs, and Tideswell at UCSF. Prior to UF, Dr. Bensadon was an assistant professor at the Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), where he served as associate director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program’s Geriatrics & Palliative Care Rotation.

Throughout his young career, Dr. Bensadon has developed, implemented and evaluated training curricula in didactic and clinical settings for medical students and residents, advance practice nurses and other health sciences trainees. He has provided clinical services in long-term care/geriatric rehabilitation, outpatient primary care and specialty settings. He completed his doctoral training at the University of Florida and his postdoctoral residency and fellowship at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

Education

Graduate Certificate - Gerontology
University of Florida
2007-2010

Doctorate - Counseling psychology
University of Florida
2007-2010

Master's - Psychology
University of Florida
2003-2007

Non-degree student
Harvard School of Public Health
2002-2003

Master's - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Boston University
2001-2002

Bachelor's - Psychology
Boston University
1996-2001

Board Certification

  • Clinical gero-psychology - American Board of Professional Psychology