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Benjamin Henkle

Benjamin Henkle, MD, MPH

Pulmonologist, Pulmonary & Critical Care, Minneapolis VA
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
MD Southern Illinois University
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Research Interests
My research is focused in lung health and its association with cognitive outcomes. Using large population-based cohorts, we are investigating how functional and structural pulmonary measures are associated with cognitive performance. Additionally, I am interested in the epidemiology of COPD and how the presence of cognitive dysfunction may impact prospective COPD outcomes like acute COPD exacerbations and health care utilization.
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VA Research Topics
Respiration & Pulmonary Disease; Respiratory Health
MeSH Key Words
Emphysema; Cognition; Pulmonary Emphysema; Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
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