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Webinar: Sex And Gender Factors In COVID-19

Webinar: Sex and Gender Factors in COVID-19

The Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, is pleased to announce our first webinar focused on sex and gender factors in the context of COVID-19 research and care. This webinar, the first of two planned for 2020, will feature conversations and panels with experts from Brigham Health. This webinar is free and open to the public.

Program & Speakers

Session 1: Sex and Gender Differences in COVID-19

Moderator: Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc

Executive Director, Connors Center 
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry
Paula A. Johnson Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Women’s Health
Brigham & Women’s Hospital 
Harvard Medical School

Tanuja Chitnis, MD, FAAN

Professor of Neurology 
Harvard Medical School
Director, Translational Neuroimmunology
Brigham & Women’s Hospital 
Director, Partners Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center
Massachusetts General Hospital

JoAnn Manson, MD, MPH, DrPH

Scientific Advisor, Connors Center 
Chief of the Division of Preventative Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology
Michael & Lee Bell Professor of Women’s Health
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School 

Session 2: Pregnancy and Perinatal Considerations in COVID-19

Moderator: Lydia Pace, MD, MPH

Director of Women’s Health Policy and Advocacy, Connors Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Brigham & Women’s Hospital 
Harvard Medical School

Deborah Bartz, MD, MPH

Director of Education, Connors Center
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Biology
Brigham & Women’s Hospital 
Harvard Medical School

Session 3: Translating Sex and Gender Research Approaches to COVID-19

Moderator: Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc

Executive Director, Connors Center 
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry
Paula A. Johnson Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Women’s Health
Brigham & Women’s Hospital 
Harvard Medical School

Janet Rich-Edwards, ScD, MPH

Director of Lifecourse Epidemiology, Connors Center 
Associate Professor of Medicine
Brigham & Women’s Hospital 
Harvard Medical School

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