Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D.

Director, Alzheimer’s Prevention Program; Associate Professor of Neuroscience in Neurology and Radiology; Director, Women’s Brain Initiative, Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital


Dr. Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D., is the director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC)/New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where she was recruited as an associate professor of Neuroscience in Neurology. She also is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine, and in the Department of Nutrition at NYU Steinhardt School of Nutrition and Public Health. Formerly, Dr. Mosconi founded and was the director of the Nutrition & Brain Fitness Lab at the NYU Department of Psychiatry, where she served as the director of the Family History of Alzheimer’s disease research program. Dr. Mosconi holds a dual Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience and Nuclear Medicine from the University of Florence, Italy, and is a board-certified integrative nutritionist and holistic healthcare practitioner.

Selected Publications

These published papers resulted from Cure Alzheimer’s Fund support.

Rahman, A., Schelbaum, E., Hoffman, K., Diaz, I., Hristov, H., Andrews, R., Jett, S., Jackson, H., Lee, A., Sarva, H., Pahlajani, S., Matthews, D., Dyke, J., de Leon, M. J., Isaacson, R. S., Brinton, R. D., & Mosconi, L. Sex-driven Modifiers of Alzheimer Risk: A Multimodality Brain Imaging Study, Neurology, June 24, 2020, Read More

Schelbaum, E., Loughlin, L., Jett, S., Zhang, C., Jang, G., Malviya, N., Hristov, H., Pahlajani, S., Isaacson, R., Dyke, J. P., Kamel, H., Brinton, R. D., & Mosconi, L. Association of Reproductive History With Brain MRI Biomarkers of Dementia Risk in Midlife, Neurology, November 3, 2021, Read More

Mosconi, L., Rahman, A., Diaz, I., Wu, X., Scheyer, O., Hristov, H. W., Vallabhajosula, S., Isaacson, R. S., de Leon, M. J., & Brinton, R. D. Increased Alzheimer’s Risk during the menopause transition: a 3-year longitudinal brain imaging study, PLoS One, December 12, 2018, Read More

Jett, S., Dyke, J. P., Boneu Yepez, C., Zarate, C., Carlton, C., Schelbaum, E., Jang, G., Pahlajani, S., Williams, S., Diaz Brinton, R., & Mosconi, L. Effects of sex and APOE ε4 genotype on brain mitochondrial high-energy phosphates in midlife individuals at risk for Alzheimer’s disease: A 31Phosphorus MR spectroscopy study, PLoS One, February 14, 2023, Read More

Mosconi, L., Berti, V., Dyke, J., Schelbaum, E., Jett, S., Loughlin, L., Jang, G., Rahman, A., Hristov, H., Pahlajani, S., Andrews, R., Matthews, D., Etingin, O., Ganzer, C., de Leon, M., Isaacson, R., & Brinton, R. D. Menopause impacts human brain structure, connectivity, energy metabolism, and amyloid-beta deposition, Scientific Reports, June 9, 2021, Read More

Jett, S., Dyke, J. P., Andy, C., Schelbaum, E., Jang, G., Boneu Yepez, C., Pahlajani, S., Diaz, I., Diaz Brinton, R., & Mosconi, L. Sex and menopause impact 31P-Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy brain mitochondrial function in association with 11C-PiB PET amyloid-beta load, Scientific Reports, December 21, 2022, Read More

Rahman, A., Jackson, H., Hristov, H., Isaacson, R. S., Saif, N., Shetty, T., Etingin, O., Henchcliffe, C., Brinton, R. D., & Mosconi, L. Sex and Gender Driven Modifiers of Alzheimer’s: The Role for Estrogenic Control Across Age, Race, Medical, and Lifestyle Risk, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, November 15, 2019, Read More

Jett, S., Malviya, N., Schelbaum, E., Jang, G., Jahan, E., Clancy, K., Hristov, H., Pahlajani, S., Niotis, K., Loeb-Zeitlin, S., Havryliuk, Y., Isaacson, R., Brinton, R. D., & Mosconi, L. Endogenous and Exogenous Estrogen Exposures: How Women’s Reproductive Health Can Drive Brain Aging and Inform Alzheimer’s Prevention, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, March 9, 2022, Read More

Jett, S., Schelbaum, E., Jang, G., Boneu Yepez, C., Dyke, J. P., Pahlajani, S., Diaz Brinton, R., & Mosconi, L. Ovarian steroid hormones: A long overlooked but critical contributor to brain aging and Alzheimer’s disea, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, July 19, 2022, Read More