Women’s Brain Project

an international organization advocating for women’s brain and mental health

Our Cause

Founded in 2016, we are a group of scientists hailing from various disciplines including medicine, neuroscience, psychology, pharmacy and communication who work together with caregivers, patients and their relatives, policymakers and other stakeholders.

The Women’s Brain Project (WBP) aims to stimulate a global discussion on gender and sex determinants of female vulnerability to brain and mental disease.

We propose a new, personalized way to develop and perform medical treatments, caregiving and prevention strategies together with novel technologies development, based on consideration of sex and gender differences. By promoting a scientific discussion on the specific vulnerability of the female brain to particular mental and brain diseases, WBP advocates for the development of sex- specific measures to foster mental health

WBP aims to address these issues through scientific research, debate, public engagement and advocacy.

Our Mission

“Identifying specific needs related to women’s brain health, advocating for change, and positioning the findings for the benefit of the society.”

– Women’s Brain Project

Gender identity, rather than sex, may cause the epigenome of the brain to differ in males and females. #mentalhealth #genderequity #womensbrainpro https://t.co/pr1ZJxr3wb Gender identity leaves imprint on human brains - Neuroscience News https://t.co/nddebsOAn6

Association Between Longitudinal Plasma Neurofilament Light and Neurodegeneration in Patients With Alzheimer Disease. | Dementia and Cognitive Impairment | JAMA Neurology | JAMA Network https://t.co/aMlSur5hI1

Early Awareness of Alzheimer Disease: A Neurologist’s Personal Perspective https://t.co/bLfquNw951
A fellow neurologist, Dr. Daniel Gibbs, selflessly writes in JAMA Neurology, sharing his early self awareness and subsequent diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease. Thank you, Dr. Gibbs.

Publish high impact peer-reviewed papers that address sex and gender differences in brain and mental health

Promote basic, clinical, social and artificial intelligence research that can help identify tools for better diagnosis, treatment and care in brain and mental health conditions affecting women

Advocate by generating social awareness and providing a platform for women passionate about and/or suffering from brain and mental diseases

Engage with policy makers, scientists, patients, drug developers, regulators and organizations to discuss evidence on female vulnerability to brain and mental disease, and propose solutions

Read the WBP blog, where we
share our latest news.

Meet the WBP Team

MariaTeresa
Ferretti

Chief Scientific Officer of Women’s Brain Project

Annemarie
Schumacher Dimech

President of Women’s Brain Project

Antonella Santuccione Chadha

CEO of Women’s Brain Project

Gautam
Maitra

Public Affairs Lead of Women’s Brain Project

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