How to SGBA: Analyzing and Disseminating Your Data
June 20, 2022, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
This workshop is a part of a series that will bring you practical guidance about how to incorporate sex and gender based analysis into the data analysis and dissemination phases of research. Our “How to SGBA” workshop series was developed by trainee, faculty and community experts that are a part of the WHRC’s SGBA Working Group.
Three guest speakers will join us for this event and use their own research as case studies to demonstrate how they approached the challenges of analyzing and disseminating data. The event will kick off with 10 minutes presentations from each speaker to introduce you to their work and reveal key decisions they had to make and tools that helped them along the way. Speakers will then engage in a panel discussion, moderated by our event hosts Jennifer Williams and Chantal Rytz.
We welcome all faculty, trainees and members of the community who are engaged in research to attend this event! We encourage all registrants to watch the first two workshops in this series (Sex Cells and How to SGBA: Lessons Learned on Incorporating Gender into Research) to learn about the importance and value of SGBA.
10:00 am: Welcome Remarks
10:05 am: Speaker Presentations
10:35 am: Panel Discussion
11:00 am: Closing Remarks
Dr. Liisa Galea
Dr. Liisa Galea is a Professor in the Department of Psychology, and a member of the Centre for Brain Health, Director of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience, Lead of the Women’s Health Research Cluster at UBC, and a Scientific Advisor at Women’s Health Research Institute at the University of British Columbia. Her research investigates how sex hormones influence brain health and disease in both females and males. The main goal of her research is to improve brain health for women and men by examining the influence of sex and sex hormones on normal and diseased brain states such as depression and Alzheimer’s disease.
Jennifer Williams is a PhD candidate in the Vascular Dynamics Lab at McMaster University (Ontario), supervised by Dr. Maureen MacDonald. Her research focuses on the short- and long-term impact of hormonal contraceptives on cardiovascular outcomes in women.
Dr. Annaliese Beery
Dr. Annaliese Beery studies the neurobiology of social behavior, impacts of experience on development, and the importance of using diverse organisms (both sexes and multiple species) in biological research. In the latter area, she has contributed to multiple efforts to promote inclusion of females as research subjects, as well as commentaries on the importance of comparative research.
Dr. Beery did her undergraduate work at Caltech/Williams College, completed graduate work at UC Berkeley, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar (postdoctoral fellow) at UCSF and UC Berkeley. In 2010 she began a faculty position at Smith College, and in 2021 returned to UC Berkeley.
Dr. Arianne Albert
Dr. Arianne Albert is the Senior Biostatistician at the Women’s Health Research Institute. Arianne has a PhD in Zoology (Evolutionary biology) from UBC (2006), and 15+ years of experience in experimental design and analysis. Her work with the WHRI (since 2011) has encompassed many areas of women’s health research in collaboration with researchers in the RID team, including HPV vaccination and screening (Drs Money and Ogilvie), HIV in pregnancy and across the lifespan (Drs Money, Elwood, Cote, and Murray), HBV in pregnancy (Dr. van Schalkwyk), and the role of the vaginal microbiome in women’s health issues (Drs Money and Elwood). Her specific interests lie in elucidating the best statistical techniques and study designs to answer questions in complex and mainly observational data.
Dr. Elizabeth Rideout
Dr. Elizabeth Rideout is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, and is affiliated with the Women's Health Research Institute and Women's Health Research Cluster. Dr. Rideout holds a CIHR Sex and Gender Science Chair in Genetics, and is a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar. Her research uses Drosophila as a model to understand how sex differences in metabolism contribute to male-female differences in body fat, body size, and aging. The overarching goal of Dr. Rideout's research is to identify specific genes and pathways that contribute to sex differences in metabolism, and to understand how the abnormal function or regulation of these genes and pathways influences the risk of developing metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.