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Drew Ramsey, MD

in conversation with

Jeanne Rosner, MD


Nutrition and Mental Health


Wed, Nov. 10, 7pm-8:15pm PT




Free for member school parents and for educators from member and non-member schools. Registration closes two hours before the start of this event or when maximum registration is reached.

When we feed our families we don’t think about optimizing meals for mental health. But good mental health depends on a well-nourished brain, advocates Dr. Drew Ramsey, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and a leading proponent of nutritional brain health, an emerging mental health field. Through evidence-based studies, Dr. Ramsey identifies what nutrient-dense foods to eat for optimal mental health, and how diet impacts depression, anxiety and dementia. Dr. Ramsey, an engaging and animated speaker with a good sense of humor, will share with us the growing body of evidence about how shifting our diet can affect long-term brain health. Dr. Ramsey will be in conversation with Dr. Jeanne Rosner, physician, educator and founder of the SOUL Food Salon.

About Our Speakers

Drew Ramsey, MD, is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. His work focuses on clinical excellence, nutritional interventions and creative media. An assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, he also has an active telemedicine clinical practice based in New York City.


He is the co-author of the Antidepressant Food Scale and he has created e-courses on Nutritional Psychiatry education for the public and clinicians. His books, Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety (Harperwave 2021), Eat Complete, 50 Shades of Kale, and The Happiness Diet explore the connections between mental health and nutrition. His work has been featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Lancet Psychiatry, The Today Show, BBC, and NPR and he has given three TEDx talks. He is on the Advisory Board at Men’s Health, the Editorial Board at Medscape Psychiatry, and is a member of the Well+Good Wellness Council.


He splits his time between New York City and Crawford County, Indiana where he lives with his wife and children on their organic farm and forest.

Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety: Nourish Your Way to Better Mental Health in Six Weeks, by Drew Ramsey, MD is available through Books Inc.

Jeanne Rosner, MD is a board-certified anesthesiologist who practiced as a pediatric anesthesiologist at Stanford Medical Center for approximately 15 years. In 2011 she had an “aha” moment teaching nutrition classes in her son’s 5th grade science class and realized that learning and teaching about nutrition, health and wellness in her community was her destiny. 


Since retiring from anesthesia, she has been a nutrition educator at local middle and high schools throughout the Bay area. She teaches these students the importance of eating food closest to its natural source, making good food choices and eating in a balanced and moderate way. 


In addition, Dr. Rosner started a venture called SOUL (seasonal, organic, unprocessed, local) Food Salon in 2014. SOUL Food Salon’s mission is to educate and empower us all to be healthier by hosting salons/events and through its digital health and wellness newsletter, SOULFUL Insights.

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