Dr. Marie Pasinski is an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and an author. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed her neurology residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. As the consulting neurologist for the Massachusetts General Hospital Health Care Centers, she cares for culturally diverse patients with a range of neurologic disorders. Her specialty is brain health promotion and dementia prevention, including the effects on the brain of exercise, diet, stress, mental stimulation and socialization. Pasinski was a recipient of a Global Health Scholars award, and through the sponsorship of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, she provided medical care and taught medical students in Uganda. Through her work and writing she is dedicated to increasing public awareness about the importance of adopting a brain-healthy lifestyle. By optimizing the brain’s remarkable ability to redesign itself, Pasinski believes that a healthier, more vibrant brain can be achieved at any age.