Visiting Research Scientist
Tommy Wood is a visiting research scientist at IHMC. He is a UK-trained MD with a Ph.D. in physiology and neuroscience. He earned an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Cambridge before attending medical school at the University of Oxford. After working as a junior doctor in central London, he moved to Norway for his PhD work, and then to the University of Washington as a postdoc, where he is a Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics.
His research interests include the physiological and metabolic responses to brain injury and how that impacts brain health across the lifespan, as well as developing easily-accessible methods with which to track health, performance, and longevity in both elite athletes and the general population. He sits on the scientific advisory board of Hintsa Performance, which includes developing nutrition and lifestyle strategies to optimize performance in Formula 1 drivers. He is a founding director of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and act as associate editor for the Wiley journal Lifestyle Medicine.
He and his wife, Elizabeth Nance, share their home with two energetic (and goofy) boxers. In his spare time, he can usually be found cooking, hiking, reading, or lifting something heavy.