About Dr. Uma Naidoo, MD—The Mood Food Doctor

Dr. Uma Naidoo is a Harvard trained nutritional psychiatrist, professional chef, and nutritional biologist & author of the national & international bestseller: This is Your Brain on Food. Her most recent best-selling book is Calm Your Mind with Food.

The late Michelin-starred chef David Bouley described Dr. Uma Naidoo as the world’s first
“triple threat” in the food and medicine space as the nexus of her interests have found their niche in Nutritional Psychiatry. Her first book has already been published in 23 countries and 19 languages.

Dr. Naidoo founded and directs the first and only hospital-based Nutritional Psychiatry Service in the USA. She is the Director of Nutritional, Lifestyle and Metabolic Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital & Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at the MGH Academy while serving on the faculty at Harvard Medical School.

She serves as a regular media contributor at CNBC and is on the Harvard Health Publishing Editorial Advisory Board. She works at the World Economic Forum (New Frontiers of Nutrition). She is also on a United Nations task force for mental health.

After being one of only four US physicians to be invited to meet personally with the former HRH The Prince of Wales, now King Charles III, she was asked to lead a public health Food for Mood Campaign with the UK College of Medicine, where she serves as the US Ambassador for Mental Health. She is an Instructor on MasterClass.

She designed and released the first and only CME based educational program at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard to educate other clinicians globally about nutrition for brain health.

Dr. Uma has appeared as a Nutritional Psychiatry expert on Live with Kelly & Ryan, Today
Show, 700 Club, ABC, and been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast
Company, Thrive Global, Harpers, Shape, Parade, Boston Globe, AARP, and more.

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