We are represented by a group of academic scientists, medical doctors, and engineers who have decided to take action and initiate a discussion on the specific vulnerability of the female brain to mental diseases.

MariaTeresa Ferretti

Maria Teresa, Chief Scientific Officer at the Women’s Brain Project, is a junior group leader at University of Zurich. She works on biomedical research in the field of Alzheimer’s disease.

Gautam Maitra

Gautam Maitra, one of the co-founders of the Women’s Brain Project, serves as the organization’s Public Affairs Lead. He is a chemist and regulatory affairs professional.

Annemarie Schumacher Dimech, PhD

Annemarie Schumacher Dimech

Annemarie serves as President of the Women’s Brain Project, and is also one of the organization’s co-founders. She heads the new Certificate of Advanced Studies in Comprehensive Palliative Care at the University of Lucerne.

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Antonella Santuccione Chadha

Antonella, one of the founders of the Women’s Brain Project, is a medical doctor with a wealth of experience in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and psychiatric disorders.

Executive Committee

Advisory Board

Dr. Antonella Santuccione Chadha

Prof. Ann Kato – view profile
Department of Basic Neuroscience, University of Geneva

Prof. Harald Hampel – view profile
Département de Neurologie, Institut de la Mémoire et de la Maladie d’Alzheimer (IM2A), Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, France

Meryl Comer – view profile
President and CEO, Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative

Brooks Kenny – view profile
Women against Alzheimer

Lynn Posluns – view profile
Women’s Brain Health Initiative USA

Emily Cook – view profile
Alzheimer’s Research UK

Prof. Andrea Pfeifer – view profile
CEO AC Immune

Prof. Ezio Giacobini – view profile
University of Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. Sabina Misoch – view profile
Interdisciplinary Competence Center for Ageing, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen

Tania Dussey-Cavassini view profile
Founder & CEO of Forestay River Consulting Ltd

Prof. Hélène Girouard – view profile
Universite’ de Montreal

Prof. Staci Bilbo – view profile
Harvard Medical School

Prof. Claudio Cuello view profile
McGill University

Annette Dumas – view profile
ASDM Consulting, Director EU Affairs

Mary S Mittelman – view profile
Research Professor of Psychiatry and Rehabilitative Medicine at NYU School of Medicine

Christa Dhimoview profile
Professor at Northeastern University and Founder of Impono LLC

Charlotte Cordonnier – view profile
Professor of Neurology, Lille, France; stroke specialist; vice-president European Stroke Organisation; Membre de l’Institut Universitaire de France

Phyllis Barkman Ferrell – view profile
VP and Alzheimer’s Disease Global Platform Leader

Dr. Nathalie Rapoport-Hubschman – view profile
Psychotherapist and author

Elena Becker-Barroso – view profile (coming soon)
Editor in Chief of The Lancet Neurology

Hadine Joffe – view profile
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Bejal Joshi – view profile
Founder/CEO International Women in Science, CEO Plush Communique Limited

Dr. Carmela Tartaglia – view profile
Associate Professor, University of Toronto, and Marion and Gerald Soloway Chair in Brain Injury and Concussion Research

Florencia Iulita – view profile
Research Fellow, Alzheimer-Down Unit, Memory Unit, Hospital de la Santa Creu y Sant Pau

Ivana Vodopivec – view profile
Medical Director, Biogen

Abi Hermann – view profile
Postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems, University of Edinburgh

Kathryn Goetzke  – view profile
Founder, ifred.org

Liisa Galea  – view profile
Director, Neuroscience Program, University of British Columbia

Miia Kivipelto – view profile
Professor, Research Director at Karolinska Institutet and Managing Director, Theme Aging, Karolinska University Hospital

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