Julia Bienias

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Julia Louise Bienias is an American biostatistician known for her highly-cited publications on Alzheimer's disease.

Education and career[edit]

Bienias completed her Ph.D. in 1993 at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her dissertation was Design and Analysis of Time-to-Pregnancy Studies, and was supervised by Louise M. Ryan.[1] She has worked for the United States Census Bureau, for the Rush University Medical Center, and for the Nielsen Corporation.


Bienias was president of the Caucus for Women in Statistics for the 2005 term.[2] She is an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute.[3]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Wilson, Robert S. (February 2002), "Participation in Cognitively Stimulating Activities and Risk of Incident Alzheimer Disease", Journal of the American Medical Association, 287 (6): 742, doi:10.1001/jama.287.6.742
  • Morris, Martha Clare; Evans, Denis A.; Bienias, Julia L.; Tangney, Christine C.; Bennett, David A.; Wilson, Robert S.; Aggarwal, Neelum; Schneider, Julie (July 2003), "Consumption of Fish and n-3 Fatty Acids and Risk of Incident Alzheimer Disease", Archives of Neurology, 60 (7): 940, doi:10.1001/archneur.60.7.940
  • Hebert, Liesi E.; Scherr, Paul A.; Bienias, Julia L.; Bennett, David A.; Evans, Denis A. (August 2003), "Alzheimer Disease in the US Population", Archives of Neurology, 60 (8): 1119, doi:10.1001/archneur.60.8.1119
  • Bienias, Julia L.; Beckett, Laurel A.; Bennett, David A.; Wilson, Robert S.; Evans, Denis A. (November 2003), "Design of the Chicago Health and Aging Project (CHAP)", Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 5 (5): 349–355, doi:10.3233/JAD-2003-5501
  • Arvanitakis, Zoe; Wilson, Robert S.; Bienias, Julia L.; Evans, Denis A.; Bennett, David A. (May 2004), "Diabetes Mellitus and Risk of Alzheimer Disease and Decline in Cognitive Function", Archives of Neurology, 61 (5): 661, doi:10.1001/archneur.61.5.661