Eléonore Bayen, MD, PhD

Atlantic Fellow at GBHI
UCSF Memory and Aging Center

Professional Profile
Home Country: France
Field of Employment: Medicine & Health Economics
Key Areas: neuro-disability, cognitive impairment, care pathways, informal care, health economics

We need a shift in perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes toward dementia to design a more inclusive environment for individuals with cognitive impairment.



Eléonore Bayen, a French physician and researcher, investigates affordable and scalable digital health technology solutions to bridge the gap between clinical centers and patients’ homes. Her goal is to enhance patients’ autonomy and to lower the care burden borne by families. She brings advanced knowledge of the challenges and benefits of integrated caregiving to GBHI, having evaluated home and professional care, documenting the substantial lack of integrated care available for patients with severe neurological conditions, and having architected intervention programs to support and train informal caregivers.

During her time at GBHI, Bayen will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to design, test, and validate a new prototype that will monitor patients suffering from dementia in memory care facilities. Monitoring individuals with cognitive impairment in their daily life will support health professionals and familial caregivers by providing them with a better understanding of individuals’ patterns of disability, clinical evolution, and unmet care needs. Bayen will also evaluate the added health benefits and costs, and the prospective challenge of integrating this type of technology into current health care pathways and care delivery systems. Bayen’s clinical and research experience—combining medical and biopsychosocial approaches to foster a more inclusive environment for people living with a disability—directly aligns with GBHI’s interests.

Bio: Eléonore Bayen completed her medical residency in neurology at the University Pierre & Marie Curie and obtained her PhD degree in health economics at the University Paris-Dauphine. She qualified as a physician in neuro-rehabilitation at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital with an expertise in cognitive-behavioral impairment in acquired brain disorders (including traumatic brain injury and brain tumor) and neurodegenerative diseases.