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TED Talk: Watch Alyson McGregor, MD, director of the Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine program, discuss gender bias in medical research and steps both women and men can take as patients to get the best care.

Sex Matters Book CoverDr. McGregor recently authored a book, Sex Matters, that explores gender-based health disparities in depth. Says Dr. McGregor, "Changing the system from within is only half the battle. The other half is educating the women whose lives and health are being impacted by that system every single day." 

The mission of Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine (SGEM) is to establish educational and research endeavors that promote sex-and-gender-specific medicine and women’s health as it relates to the practice of emergency medicine.

The division includes Brown emergency medicine faculty members and a multidisciplinary panel of advisors from the medical school and other institutions around the country. Meet the SGEM team »

Advancing Care through Person-Specific Research, Education and Advocacy

Emergency physicians have the unique opportunity to inform the study of sex-and-gender-specific acute clinical care and are positioned to translate research into lifesaving outcomes.

In 2010, the department of emergency medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University established a division of women’s health in emergency care (WHEC) and a two-year WHEC fellowship to train a new generation of physicians in sex and gender-specific emergency medicine.

In 2014, WHEC updated its name to the division of sex and gender in emergency medicine (SGEM) to align itself with growing research in sex differences and the national emphasis on examining the health of women and men to help understand diseases.

Sex and Gender Research and Education

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Sex and Gender in Emergency Medicine (SGEM)
Hasbro Children's
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903