Lisa Mosconi, PhD

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.


Neuroscientist &

My degrees and research are in neuroscience, nuclear medicine, and nutrition. Further professional information and a detailed CV available here.


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


Latest Research

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.

Women's Health and Alzheimer's Risk

Brain Health: More Diet than Destiny

Maternal History of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic


Brain-Healthy Recipes

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.






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