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Tommy Wood

Visiting Research Scientist

I am a UK-trained MD with a PhD in physiology and neuroscience. I received 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, I moved to Norway for my PhD work, and then to the University of Washington as a postdoc, where I am now a Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics.

My current 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. I sit on the scientific advisory board of Hintsa Performance, which includes developing nutrition and lifestyle strategies to optimise performance in Formula 1 drivers. I am also a founding director of the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine and act as associate editor for the Wiley journal Lifestyle Medicine.

My wife, Elizabeth Nance, and I share our home with two energetic (and goofy) boxers. In my spare time I can usually be found cooking, hiking, reading, or lifting something heavy.