David Bartrés-Faz

Associate Professor at the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Barcelona. 

He has been leading research since 2003 focused on investigating the effect of lifestyles on brain health and cognitive function in elderly people. From 2005 he started to incorporate the noninvasive brain stimulation techniques to modulate brain networks, exploring the possibility to promote adaptive plasticity changes leading to improved cognitive function. Within this line of research he is responsible of the Barcelona Brain Stimulation Lab at the University of Barcelona (

He is currently Principal Investigator of the Barcelona Brain Health Initiative ( study, a prospective longitudinal cohort investigation debited to study the protective factors as well as the associated brain mechanisms that explain resilience to disease and maintenance of cognitive function with advancing age. He is also the Principal Investigator of the Barcelona group within the H2020 ‘Lifebrain’ ( project as well as of a National research study funded by the Spanish Ministry to investigate the putative synergic effects of non-invasive brain stimulation in combination with cognitive training in Mild Cognitive Impairment patients.