Neuroscience & Women’s Health
At the intersection of neuroscience and women’s health, my research is focused on how our genetics, environment, and lifestyle literally shape the brain (the female brain, in particular). Right now, tomorrow, and over the course of a lifetime.
Director, Weill Cornell Women’s Brain Initiative
The Weill Cornell's Women Brain Initiative is focused on discovering sex-based molecular targets and precision therapies to prevent, delay, and treat Alzheimer’s disease.
Author, Brain Food (Avery/ Penguin Random House)
Brain Food: the Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power is written to bring 15 years of research out of the lab and into everyone's kitchens and everyday lives.
The Surprising Science Of Eating For Cognitive Power
Published March 2018, Brain Food (Avery / Penguin Random House) is my first book, and is written to bring 15 years of research out of the lab and into everyone's kitchens and everyday lives. As a neuroscientist and a certified integrative nutritionist, I have laid out the science, and the recipes, to keep our minds powerful today, tomorrow, and over a long lifetime.
"Extremely urgent and valuable advice"
– Richard S. Isaacson, MD, author of The Alzheimer's Prevention and Treatment Diet
"At last we are beginning to acknowledge how important nutrition is to brain health. And in Brain Food we have a superb guide! Highly recommended!"
– Mark Hyman, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Eat Fat, Get Thin
"This fascinating book not only reveals the science behind neuro-nutrition it shows us what we could be eating for maximum brain power"
– Daniel G. Amen, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Younger, The Hormone Reset Diet, and The Hormone Cure
Read more about our peer-reviewed, National Institute on Health (NIH)-funded research on how genetics, lifestyle, nutrition influence brain health, with a specific focus on prevention of Alzheimer's disease.
There is a lot of confusion about brain health. As a neuroscientist and lifestyle counselor, in my talks, I strive to make neuroscience more accessible, and lifestyle medicine more rigorous.
The latest research, including my own work, shows that following a healthy diet is crucial to nourish and protect our brains. Here are some of my favorite brain-healthy recipes.