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Marie Bernard, MD, Geriatrics, Bethesda, MD


Geriatrics Bethesda, MD

Professor of Medicine, University Okla College of Medicine

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  • Marie A. Bernard, MD has served as Deputy Director of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) since 2008. As NIA’s senior geriatrician, she serves as the principal advisor to the NIA director, assisting in the oversight of over $3.5 billion in aging and dementia research. In addition to her duties as deputy, she has led a broad range of activities, including co-chairing two Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People 2020/2030 objectives – 1) Older Adults, and 2) Dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease. She co-leads the trans-NIH Inclusion Governance Committee that ensures appropriate inclusion of individuals in clinical studies, including by sex/gender, race/ethnicity, and inclusion of children and older adults. Prior to joining NIH she was the Professor and Chairman of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine at University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, and Associate Chief of Staff for Geriatrics and Extended Care at the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Education & Training

  • Temple University Hospital
    Temple University HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine, 1976 - 1980
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaClass of 1976

Certifications & Licensure

  • OK State Medical License
    OK State Medical License 1990 - 2015

Publications & Presentations


Press Mentions

  • 7 Superfoods to Eat After 50
    7 Superfoods to Eat After 50June 3rd, 2021
  • The 15 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors
    The 15 Most Common Health Concerns for SeniorsJanuary 14th, 2019
  • The 8-Week Calisthenics for Seniors Program
    The 8-Week Calisthenics for Seniors ProgramAugust 8th, 2017