Team and Advisors

Tammy Scott, Ph.D., M.S.

Dr. Tammy Scott, Ph.D., is a nationally-recognized researcher and clinical neuropsychologist, who studies the impact of nutrition and lifestyle behaviors on cognitive aging, mood and quality of life, dementia, and cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Scott is Research Assistant Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. She is also Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine/Tufts Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. She is an expert in cognitive and psychological assessment, behavioral psychology, and neuroimaging.

Dr. Scott investigates diverse layers of nutrition – from micronutrients to whole foods to dietary patterns to caloric restriction, including the Mediterranean diet, whole foods such as avocadoes and strawberries, several lettered vitamins, choline, and carotenoids. Dr. Scott is the neurocognition expert for multiple US National Institutes of Health (NIH)- and foundation-funded clinical trials and human observational studies, and she is a lead investigator for the Nutrition and Memory in the Elderly (NAME) study and the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study, one of ten Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities funded by the NIH.

Dr. Scott served for fifteen years on the Tufts Health Sciences Campus Institutional Review Board. She is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Tufts Health and Nutrition Letter, faculty editor of the Tufts Heart-Brain Diet report, and associate editor for the journal Nutritional Neuroscience.

Dr. Scott received her Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.S. in Neuroscience and Neuropsychology from Yale University, and she performed her clinical residency at Rush University Medical Center.

We are delighted to have Tammy on our team, who brings not only a neuropsychology perspective, but also an expansive understanding of nutrition and its links to cognition and aging.

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