Alzheimer’s disease affects twice as many women as men, even adjusting for their longer lifespans. However, brain health research and recommendations specifically for women have lagged behind. That’s why Dr. Lisa Mosconi, Director of the Women’s Brain Initiative at Weill Cornell, has made it her life’s work to study the female brain and empower women with the information they need to maximize their cognitive health. In her new book, The XX Brain, Dr. Mosconi explores the groundbreaking science of the female brain and provides women with a roadmap for reducing their risk of dementia.
Dr. Lisa Mosconi
Director, Women’s Brain Initiative and Associate Director, Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic, Weill Cornell Medical College
Lisa Mosconi, is Professor of Neuroscience in Neurology & Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College, where she is the founder & Director of the Women’s Brain Initiative, & Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic. She is an adjunct faculty member at the Department of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. She holds a dual PhD degree in Neuroscience and Nuclear Medicine. A world-renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Mosconi is ranked amongst the top 1% of scientists of the past 20 years by official metrics. Her research is focused on the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease in at-risk individuals, especially women, using brain imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET) & magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). She is interested in how risk of memory loss & Alzheimer’s disease can be prevented through the combination of medical care & lifestyle modifications involving diet, physical & intellectual fitness. She is the author of BRAIN FOOD and THE XX BRAIN.