Lisa Mosconi

Lisa Mosconi
Lisa Mosconi
Director, Women's Brain Initiative; Associate Director, Alzhiemer's Prevention Clinic, Weill Cornell Medical College; Author, Brain Food

LISA MOSCONI is the director of the Women's Brain Initiative and the associate director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC), where she was recruited as an associate professor of neuroscience in neurology. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, the Department of Nutrition at NYU Steinhardt School of Nutrition and Public Health, and the Departments of Neurology and Nuclear Medicine at the University of Florence (Italy).

Dr. Mosconi holds a PhD in neuroscience and nuclear medicine, and is a certified integrative nutritionist and holistic healthcare practitioner. Her research is well known regarding the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease in at-risk individuals using brain imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). She is passionately interested in how risk of memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease can be mitigated, if not prevented through the combination of appropriate medical care and lifestyle modifications involving diet, nutrition, physical and intellectual fitness.

She received several fellowships, Federal and non-Federal grants, as well as private donations to support her research, as well as scientific awards including the Young Investigator in Neurosciences Award (Society for Nuclear Medicine), two Best Clinical Investigation prizes (Springer, the Society for Nuclear Medicine, the European Association of Nuclear Medicine), and The Most Cited Paper of the year (Springer and European Association of Nuclear Medicine).

She is the author of Brain Food: the Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power