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BA Boston College, MS UCLA Physiological Science, MS UCLA Neurobiology, PhD, UCLA Neurobiology

Kristen Willeumier, PhD, is a neuroscientist with knowledge on how the brain is affected by health, nutrition and the impact of concussions. Dr. Willeumier served as the Director of Research for the Amen Clinics from 2009-2016 to help advance the research mission of exploring how brain SPECT imaging can transform clinical practice. She has authored or co-authored 52 scientific manuscripts in peer reviewed journals. Areas of published research include traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, attention deficit disorder, autism, biomarkers of suicide, obesity, gender differences in brain function, clinical outcomes, and brain rehabilitation. Together with Dr. Amen and colleagues, she led a clinical research trial investigating the long-term effects of repetitive subconcussive impacts in NFL football players. Subsequent work focused on therapeutic approaches to rehabilitate brain function in athletes. The current emphasis of her work is in investigating biomarkers for treatment of psychiatric disorders using machine learning applications.
Dr. Willeumier conducted her graduate research in the laboratory of Neurophysiology at the University of California, Los Angeles and the laboratory of Neurogenetics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center using live cell imaging to investigate mechanisms of synaptic signaling in Parkinson’s disease. She received MS degrees in physiological science and neurobiology and a PhD degree in neurobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where she continued her work in the field of neurodegenerative disease. She was the recipient of the prestigious NIH fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the molecular mechanisms underlying Parkinson’s disease and has presented her work at national and international scientific meetings including the Society for Neuroscience, Gordon Conference and the World Brain Mapping Conference.

Dr. Willeumier is currently a Scientific Advisory Board member of Black Brain Health, LLC, the makers of CogGevity™ Advanced Brain Nutrition, founded by Dr. Keith Black, Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She is also the media spokesperson on behalf of CogGevity™ brand. Dr. Willeumier is a Scientific Advisory Board member of Tate Technology, LLC™, a sports safety and technology think tank and licensing firm.

Dr.Willeumier is a Senior Research Fellow of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) and is a member of the 2018 Scientific Committee for the SBMT 15th Annual World Brain Mapping Congress.


Thank you for visiting my website. I have had the privilege of sharing the information I have learned as a research scientist both in a laboratory and clinical setting in the areas of mind-body health, brain function, longevity and the impact of concussions across a diverse range of organizations and events some of which include:

  • Academy of Regenerative Medicine
  • California Women's Conference
  • Gordon Research Conference
  • Independent Football Veteran's Conference
  • Maria Shriver's Move For Minds
  • NFL Player's Association meetings
  • NFL Retired Players Congress
  • Professional Compounding Centers of America
  • RAAD Fest, the National Institutes of Health
  • Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Universities: Stanford, USC, Thomas Jefferson Law School

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Upcoming media:

2/14 Alabama Live! Montgomery, Alabama (WSFA-TV, NBC) 11-11:30 am EST
2/14 Fox 31 Denver Denver, Colorado (KDVR-TV, FOX) 8:40-8:50 am PST
2/19 Local Memphis Live Memphis, Tennessee (WATN-TV, ABC) 8-8:15 am PST
2/19 Radio MD Health, Topic: Brain Health and Fitness Naturally Savvy Radio with Andrea Donsky and Lisa Davis 12:30-12:55 PST
I Heart Radio Starting Nov. 17, 2017 Tune in on I heart Radio: Starting 11/17/17 Your Brain Health Minute brought to you by Dr. Kristen Willeumier will air on Friday's.
Coast to Coast Radio Nov. 19, 2017

Dr.Willeumier will discuss a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on the Effects of Spaceflight on Astronaut Brain Structure as Indicated on MRI with host George Knapp.

Products and Courses:

CogGevity Advanced Brain Nutrition

Brain Fitness Certification

Upcoming Events

Academy of Regenerative Medicine March 2-3, 2018 | Weston FL The Academy of Regenerative Practices (ARP) provides information and educational programs on the clinical uses of regenerative and stem cell therapies. The ARP promotes Regenerative Medicine by teaching physicians integrative and comprehensive treatment methods including bone marrow and adipose stem cells and platelet rich plasma. The ARP is dedicated to providing physicians with the latest regenerative clinical practices and providing the data to support these therapies.
World Brain Mapping Congress April 13-15, 2018 | Los Angeles, CA The Annual World Congress of SBMT is a multi-disciplinary forum designed to facilitate cross-pollination and dissemination of technological and medical advances and scientific discovery. Audience includes neurosurgeons, radiologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, rehabilitation medicine physicians, cardiologists, pulmonologists, bioethicists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, neuroscientists, engineers, physicists, cognitive neuroscientists, allied healthcare professionals, healthcare executives, government officials, policy makers, students, post-docs, medical residents, and fellows. The forum focuses on improving care for patients afflicted with neurological disorders through the translation of new technologies/therapies into lifesaving diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.

Past Events

RAAD Festival August 4-8th, San Diego, CA Hear from top scientists, entrepreneurs and thought-leaders addressing every aspect of radical life extension, from nutrition and new gene therapies, to the power of personal intention, the sociology of immortality and advancement in artificial intelligence.


Media & Press

Articles & Shows

Dr. Willeumier on CYInterview

Articulate and Forward Thinking Neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier Talks Football, Concussion, Brain Health, More

Dr. Willeumier at RAAD Festival

Beyond the Film Room with Emmanuel Acho
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Dr. Willeumier on the Lars Larson Show
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Dr. Willeumier is currently a Scientific Advisory Board member of Black Brain Health, LLC, the makers of CogGevity™ Advanced Brain Nutrition, and media spokesperson on behalf of CogGevity.

Learn more about CogGevity
Read 'Why The Brain Needs Sleep' Article

Dr. Willeumier on I Heart Radio's Brain Health Minute

Contact Kristen

If you would like to connect with Kristen to speak at an event, schedule a nutritional consult, sign up for a course, film a webinar or request a media inquiry, please fill out the contact information.

Dr. Kristen Willeumier is available for:
  • Speaking Events
  • Private Coaching
  • Media Apperances