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John den Boer

John den Boer

  • Lecturer, College of General Stds
Dr. John den Boer
Dr. den Boer is an Adjunct Faculty member of the UWM-Waukesha Department of Psychology.  He has taught Introduction to Psychology, Geriatric Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology for the Department since 2021.
Dr. den Boer was trained in the specialization of Geriatric Neuropsychology at VA Boston GRECC/Harvard/Boston University School of Medicine and Barrow Neurological Institute, where he studied the early identification markers of mild cognitive impairment and dementia.
Professional Highlights Include:
- Maintained professorships at Boston University School of Medicine, Harvard University Medical School, Arizona State University, and Grand Canyon University.
- Published over 50 empirically-reviewed articles and conducted over 200 presentations, many at national and international conferences as the keynote speaker.
- Has served as an international consultant for many governments and public health organizations, including the WHO, on the subject of optimizing mental health in aging individuals and helping mitigate dementia.
- Has published a best-selling book, "This is Dementia."  A documentary of the same name was also found on major streaming services.
- Conducted a Ted and a TedX talk.
-  Founded and scaled two for-profit companies, one not-for-profit, and one non-profit (combo of digital health and SNF/IL/AL space in the area of mci/dementia) over the last 15 years.
- Earned two patents and a De Novo approved classification for an FDA-approved mechanism for digital health for MCI/dementia.
- Currently engages in high-level strategy consulting for remote digital health and aging companies, along with teaching at UWM and Marquette University.
Dr. den Boer, who is originally from Waukesha, lives locally with his family and enjoys listening to music, playing sports, and being in nature.