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Dr. Lisa Mosconi, PhD, INHC, is the founder and director of the Nutrition & Brain Fitness Lab at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, and an assistant professor of the Department of Psychiatry at NYU, where she has been serving as the director of the Family History of Alzheimer’s Disease Program since 2008. Dr. Mosconi holds a dual PhD degree in Neuroscience & Nuclear Medicine from the University of Florence, Italy, and is a board certified integrative nutritionist and holistic healthcare practitioner.
Dr. Mosconi is well known for her research on 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 can be mitigated, if not prevented through the combination of appropriate medical care and lifestyle modifications involving diet, nutrition, physical and intellectual fitness.
She has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious medical journals, including Nature Medicine, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, the Journal of the Medical Association and the British Medical Journal, and several book chapters (Oxford University Press, Elsevier). She has received several Federal and non-Federal grants, as well as private donations to support her research.
Dr. Mosconi’s work has received several scientific awards including the Young Investigator in Neurosciences Award (Society for Nuclear Medicine), Best Clinical Investigation prize (Springer, the Society for Nuclear Medicine, the European Association of Nuclear Medicine), and The Most Cited Paper of 2011 and 2013 (Springer and European Association of Nuclear Medicine); and has been presented at over 50 international conferences leading to press releases involving TV and radio networks world-wide (CNN, CBS, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, Science Daily, etc.), and major print media including Associated Press, Reuters, the Washington Post, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, International Business Times, the Huffington Post, Daily Mail, Medical News Today, US News and international outlets.