Following several years of practice as a geriatric psychiatrist in New Hampshire, Dr. Daniel Bateman relocated to Indiana University to become a clinician-scientist with the primary goal of using research to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their caregivers. He serves as a co-investigator for the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Research Center (IADRC) on the center’s Outreach, Recruitment and Engagement Core (OREC).
Dr. Bateman’s primary research interests are in studying and implementing innovative approaches to measure and treat behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia — also described as neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS). His research seeks to leverage new and existing technologies such as sensors, mobile health applications and social media applications to improve the health of caregivers and people living with dementia. His other research interests involve the study of how NPS manifest in different neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD), Parkinson’s Disease Dementia (PDD), Huntington’s Disease (HD), and Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker disease (GSS).