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Jennifer Williams

PhD Candidate

McMaster University

Discovery (Biological & Genetic Mechanisms)

Jennifer Williams is a PhD candidate in the Kinesiology department at McMaster University. She belongs to the Vascular Dynamics Lab, supervised by Dr. Maureen MacDonald, and focuses her research on women's cardiovascular health. Her primary research examines the short- and long-term impact of hormonal contraceptives on vascular function and structure, along with underlying regulatory mechanisms. Jennifer is very involved in her campus community, particularly in organizations that aim to support women researchers, including the Women in Science and Engineering initiative and Soapbox Science. Jennifer is a trainee lead at McMaster for the CIHR Institute for Gender and Health, and actively engages with students on study design and methodology when considering the integration of sex and/or gender into research. She is excited to be joining the cluster and learning from Faculty and other trainees!

Jennifer also Co-Chairs the WHRC's SGBA Working Group

Area of Research Expertise
Hormonal contraceptives; Vascular function; Vascular structure; Cardiovascular health; Sex; Gender