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Lisa M. Renzi-Hammond, PhD

Director, Institute of Gerontology, Co-Director, Cognitive Aging Research and Education Center
Interdisciplinary Group Lead, Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience
Department of Health Promotion and Behavior
College of Public Health, The University of Georgia; Athens, GA USA
Dr Lisa Renzi-Hammond earned her BS, MS, and doctorate degrees in from the Psychology Department at the University of Georgia. While at the University of Georgia, Dr Renzi-Hammond specialized in nutrition and visual and neurological development and studied the ways in which implementing dietary changes improved lifespan visual and neurological health. Dr Renzi-Hammond completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin as a member of three different disciplinary groups: the Center for Perceptual Systems, the Institute for Neuroscience, and the Nutrition Sciences Department. Dr Renzi-Hammond also served as a visiting scientist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Center on Ageing at Tufts University in Boston, MA, where she was a member of the Carotenoids in Health Laboratory.

Following her graduate and post-graduate training, Dr Renzi-Hammond returned to the University of Georgia as faculty, where she published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the topic of nutrition and lifespan visual and neurological function. She has presented this research in a wide variety of national and international venues. She currently Directs the University of Georgia Institute of Gerontology, which focuses on lifespan health and development, and co-Directs the Cognitive Aging Research and Education (CARE) Center.

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