Dr. Puja Agarwal is a nutritional epidemiologist whose research focuses on nutrition and neurodegenerative diseases, primarily Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. She completed her Ph.D. in Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Post-doctoral research fellowship in nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. Her primary interest is investigating the association of dietary patterns, specific foods including berries, green leafy, fish, and various nutrients and bioactive with cognition, motor function, and brain neuropathologies in older adults. California Strawberry Commission supported her work relating berry to brain health. Her current work is funded by the National Institute on Aging and philanthropic grants (Alzheimer’s Association; Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research; Consolidated Anti-Aging Foundation).