Jill Goldstein

When it comes to heart and brain disorders, sex matters

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About Jill Goldstein

Clinical neuroscientist Jill Goldstein is an expert on sex differences in the brain and their implications for understanding sex differences in psychiatric disorders and co-occurrence with medical disorders. She studies how adverse obstetric events impact the mother’s hormonal and immune responses in the womb and can affect health of the offspring across the lifespan. Jill is a Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Executive Director of the recently launched initiative on sex differences in disorders of the heart and brain called Women, Heart and Brain Global Initiative, a collaboration between MGH and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, partnering with the Women's Heart Alliance and WomenAgainstAlzheimer's.

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Clinical neuroscientist Jill Goldstein is providing new insight into the origins of some of the major health issues of our time: major depression and cardiovascular disease. As Executive Director of the recently-launched Women, Heart and Brain Global Initiative, Jill examines how exposures to stress and other factors during fetal development affect us later in life—and, importantly, how these outcomes differ by sex. 

Tune in to Jill's 2017 TEDMED Talk to learn how the fetal environment not only impacts males and females differently, but also how these differences impact the onset, expression, and treatment responses of psychiatric and cardiovascular diseases into adulthood. 

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