The Friedman School pursues cutting-edge research and education from cell to society, including in molecular nutrition, human metabolism, population studies, clinical trials, nutrition interventions and behavior change, communication, food systems and sustainability, global food insecurity, humanitarian crises, and food economics and policy.
Tammy Scott is a research and clinical neuropsychologist with expertise in cognitive and psychological assessment, behavioral psychology, and neuroimaging. She is a Research Assistant Professor at the Friedman School and an Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine/Tufts Medical Center Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Scott’s research is focused on the impact of nutrition and life-style behaviors on aging and cognition, mood and quality of life. She is the neurocognition expert for multiple NIH- and foundation-funded clinical trials and observational studies, and is a lead investigator for the Nutrition and Memory in the Elderly study and the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study, one of ten Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) funded by the NIH. Dr. Scott served for fifteen years on the Tufts Health Sciences Campus Institutional Review Board. She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Tufts Health and Nutrition Letter, faculty editor of the Tufts Heart-Brain Diet special report, and is an Associate Editor for the Nutritional Neuroscience journal.
Clinical Residency, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
PhD, MPhil, MS, Yale University, New Haven, CT
BA, Rutgers College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
The impact of nutrition and lifestyle behaviors on cognitive aging, cerebrovascular disease, and dementia.