Dr. Lisa Mosconi, is associate professor of Neuroscience in Neurology and Radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine/NY-Presbyterian Hospital, where she serves as director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Weill Cornell Medicine, which includes the National Institute of Health (NIH)-funded Women’s Brain Initiative, the award-winning Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic, and the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinical Trials Unit. Previously, she was a faculty member at the Department of Psychiatry of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.
Dr. Mosconi holds a PhD degree in Neuroscience and Nuclear Medicine. A world-renowned neuroscientist, she is ranked amongst the top 1% of scientists of the past 20 years by official metrics, and was listed as one of the 17 most influential living female scientists by The Times. Dr. Mosconi was called “the Mona Lisa of Neuroscience” by ELLE International.
Dr. Mosconi’s research is focused on the early detection and prevention of cognitive aging and Alzheimer’s disease in at-risk individuals, especially women, using brain imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. She is passionately interested in how risk of memory loss and dementia can be prevented through the combination of appropriate medical care and lifestyle modifications involving diet, physical, and intellectual fitness.
She is the author of The New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Der Spiegel bestselling THE XX BRAIN (2020) and of the international bestseller BRAIN FOOD (2018), which have been published in over 25 countries and translated into more than 15 languages. Dr. Mosconi’s TED talk “How menopause affects the brain” has been viewed over two million times in the first three months since its release.