Carol Greenwood, a native born Montrealer, completed her graduate training at the University of Toronto and her post doctoral fellowship at MIT in Cambridge Massachusetts. She is currently a Senior Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute of Baycrest, Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences,University of Toronto and Leader of the Nutrition, Exercise and Lifestyle Teamin the Canadian Consortium for Neurodegeneration and Aging. Throughout her career, she has examined the relationship between diet and brain function, with a prolonged focus on dietary factors which modulate cognitive function with aging. A primary focus is understanding the mechanism(s) whereby diet and type 2 diabetes mellitus contribute to cognitive decrements and dementia risk in older adults. She actively collaborates with colleagues at the Rotman, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and other institutes to support multidisciplinary clinical studies spanning nutrition, cognitive psychology and neuroimaging. Hypotheses are generated and clinical study outcomes validated by drawing on observations from a longitudinal study of older adults that she is a participant in.